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Development => Servers & hosts => Support => Windows => Topic started by: gerrymo on January 13, 2006, 09:08:41 AM

Title: quick question (Athlon 64 related)
Post by: gerrymo on January 13, 2006, 09:08:41 AM
I am planning to build a new PC. I plan to use twin Athon 64s in it. However, a mate thinks XP wont recogise the 2nd processor. Will they both be recognised and utilised? No point buying the gear if not.
Title: Re: quick question (Athlon 64 related)
Post by: PowerPyx on January 13, 2006, 10:08:02 AM

windows xp will recognize both cores of the cpu... about the util... thats a bit different... windows itself will use both cores but not most of the apps do that. So you have to look on the featurelist of a programm you want to use if its take benefit of the dualcore. If not you can try via taskmanager to bind an app to one of the cores.

PowerPyx.

PS: hope you understand my english ;)
Title: Re: quick question (Athlon 64 related)
Post by: Ray on January 13, 2006, 11:09:30 PM

windows xp will recognize both cores of the cpu... about the util... thats a bit different... windows itself will use both cores but not most of the apps do that. So you have to look on the featurelist of a programm you want to use if its take benefit of the dualcore. If not you can try via taskmanager to bind an app to one of the cores.

PowerPyx.

PS: hope you understand my english ;)

He is right - having 2 CPU and software that only will use one CPU is a wast. 2 CPU are great on a server setup computer running apps like exchange etc. - spend your money on a faster CPU and more memory and a serial hard drive and have a really fast computer
Title: Re: quick question (Athlon 64 related)
Post by: Skhilled on January 13, 2006, 11:26:26 PM
I agree. And not just more memory but faster memory. You might also want to invest in a faster motheboard also. This can make a vast improvement in speed, if you don't aldready have one. nVidia-based boards are very fast unless someone has a better idea.
Title: Re: quick question (Athlon 64 related)
Post by: gerrymo on January 14, 2006, 03:51:05 AM
Thanks guys. I'll look into the costs etc. Havent bought any of it yet execpt the CD drives.