Thread: 'About This Mac' Issue
10-24-2010, 04:03 PM #1
'About This Mac' Issue
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- Oct 24, 2010
I am having some major issues with a Mac Pro I purchased used.
Firstly, I paid for a 2.66GHz Quad Core, however when i go to 'About This Mac' it says:
2 x 2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
Is this right? Should it not display it as being a Quad Core instead? I am confused!
I have done several fresh installs of the OS but same results.
10-24-2010, 04:09 PM #2
10-24-2010, 04:27 PM #3
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- Jan 04, 2005
- Modesto, Ca.
- iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OSX10.11, iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OSX10.11 , iPad Air, iPhone 3GS
If each CPU was a Quad Core, then it would have 8 Cores total. Nick is correct....Dennis
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10-24-2010, 04:34 PM #4
There can be some confusion with the whole "core count" with Mac Pro's.
The original 2006 Mac Pro was "nick-named" a "Quad-Core" Mac Pro...since it has TWO dual core processors. So 2 x 2 = 4.
But some newer Mac Pros actually truly do have a "Quad Core" processor(s)...where each processor has 4 cores on it. So in this setup, if the Mac Pro had two quad core processors...then it would have 2 x 4 = 8 cores.
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