Hi there, Back with another odd problem, I recently had a PSU failure, I bought A new Compatible 430 Watt PSU and installed it and everything seemed fine, I have noticed some decrease in performance and started checking my components, Ram CPU e.t.c, I looked in My Computer properties and listed was 3.0GB of RAM (I have 4GB but Windows 32 only shows 3GB) It also shows
Intel(R) Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz 2.99GHz
I am on SP3 Windows XP Home 32
The problem is that in device manager when I expand Processors it now only shows 1 Processor, I know this showed 2 cores before even after updating SP3, CPiD Shows 1 core running at 2.992.6MHz, I am really worried about this.
I have Dell Dimension 5000 HT
Prescott Socket 775LGA
Intel Pentium 4 (530) CPU 2 X 3.0GHz Processors
4 X 1GB Orca DDR2 Ram Modules
ASUS EAH 4650 512MB HDMI Graphics Card
I just don't understand why this is happening, I did not touch the CPU housing during installation and I am sure that i is wired up the same, I know that the way the cores work is by splitting 1 core in half to produce a second virtual core but I run a lot of programs and this affects browsing as well as viewing Movies on my PC, Please tell me this is a problem I can fix easily, Forking out for a new PSU just before Christmas was bad enough without needing a new core as well.
Also when trying to run a troubleshooter, I get an ActiveX Control error saying security settings have stopped displaying page properly and I cannot proceed further than "I have a problem with my Hardware"