Re: Could my old computers processor possibly a dual core?
That is not a dual core, or even two processors. What you are seeing is a result of hyperthreading. This is something Intel has created, in which if you have a processor that has hyperthreading and an OS that recognizes is (XP and Vista) then the OS will treat the one processor as two. It is a little more complicated then that, but that is the jist of it. The processor has two circuts enabling one processor to work on/complete multiple tasks at once.