Is that P4 dual core? .......... or is it single core with hyperthreading?
Hyper threading was shut off in the bios. I will have to go into the bios and turn it on and see what it does.
Matter in fact they have the bios password locked, on both machines I got. I do not know if they are all like that or not, but if so you can do the following. To reset the password lock you can not just remove the on-board battery, this doesn't work. You will need to unplug the machine and make sure the led on the motherboard is out. There is a "GREEN
" jumper to the left of the battery as you face the front of the machine. Remove the jumper and power the machine on. Once it has booted shut it down, remove the power from the machine and place the jumper back on like it was before removing. Now when you power up you can access the bios without needing the password To access the bios at startup press "F10".