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    'About This Mac' Issue

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    'About This Mac' Issue
    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.

    Please Help!

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    'About This Mac' Issue
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will_K View Post

    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!
    Yes you are confused.

    The word "dual" in "dual core" means two. So 2 x 2 = 4

    Do the math...2 x 2.66 dual core = 4 cores!

    HTH,

    - Nick
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    'About This Mac' Issue
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    If each CPU was a Quad Core, then it would have 8 Cores total. Nick is correct.

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    'About This Mac' Issue
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    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.

    HTH,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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