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Author Topic: quick question (Athlon 64 related)  (Read 6200 times)

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gerrymo

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quick question (Athlon 64 related)
« 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.

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Re: quick question (Athlon 64 related)
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: quick question (Athlon 64 related)
« Reply #2 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

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Re: quick question (Athlon 64 related)
« Reply #3 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.

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gerrymo

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Re: quick question (Athlon 64 related)
« Reply #4 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.