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    Dual-Core capable?


    Hello Folks,

    How can I tell through the OS if a linux box is Dual-Core capable?

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Dean

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    I'm not sure what you mean. Are you planning on upgrading your CPU and want to know if your motherboard supports dual-core processors, or are you wondering if the Linux operating system supports dual-core processors? If it's the second, then yes. Linux supports dual-core and multiprocessor systems just fine.
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    Sorry to be so imprecise.

    I deal with a large number of machines, linux and windows.

    I'd like to know if there's an OS command that I can use to tell if the current machine I'm on is a dual-core.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsueck
    Sorry to be so imprecise.

    I deal with a large number of machines, linux and windows.

    I'd like to know if there's an OS command that I can use to tell if the current machine I'm on is a dual-core.

    thanks
    Dual-core machines generally show up as having 2 processors, so if you know for a fact that none of your machines have more than one CPU and they show up with 2 they're either Hyperthreaded Pentiums or dual-cores. I usually look at this in the Control Panel of KDE, but I'm sure there's a command somewhere... perhaps this will help?

    http://www.perpetualpc.net/srtd_cpu_info.html
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    A quickie, less windows manager-centric thing you can also do is enter
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    cat /proc/cpuinfo

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