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    Question Intel Atom...

    The Atom is a very capable CPU, I having tested it using a few Mini-ITX boards.

    However, it is a little confusing for me.

    The single-core Atom @ 1.6GHz appears to be dual-core when looked at under Task Manager, and the dual-core Atom CPU looks like a quad-core under Task Manager.

    Confused - can someone explain?
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    Yes... computers with HT show 2 processors under Task Manager. Tested that with a 2.8GHz and 3.0GHz P4 HT desktops.
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    Thanks.
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