1 Reply Latest reply on May 8, 2017 2:38 PM by Intel Corporation

    Intel Core i5 2500K specs say it's a quad core CPU yet Device Manager says it's dual core

    kwohld89

      Noticed that the online computer specs (http://ark.intel.com/products/52210/Intel-Core-i5-2500K-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_70-GHz) for the Intel Core i5 2500K processor say it is a quad core processor. I just looked on Device Manager under the Processor tab and it only lists 4 items, which according to this site (https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/How-can-I-tell-if-I-have-a-quad-processor/td-p/1692615) that means it is a dual core CPU. "To verify that your system is quad core enabled, go to the Windows Device Manager and under 'Processors' you should see 8 lines of 'Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @3.3 GHz' or something similar. This indicates that your CPU has 4 cores and can run 8 threads."

       

      Why would Device manager say it's a dual core processor yet specs tell me differently?