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Old 10-22-2007, 02:19 PM   #1
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Question Any advantage to dual core if not running 2 apps?

Is there any advantage to running a dual core processor if you are not running more that one application at a time? For example, would I see any performance gain by running an Intel Core 2 Duo at 3Ghz over my Intel Pentium 4 at 3Ghz if I don't run more than one program at a time?
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Old 10-22-2007, 02:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: Any advantage to dual core if not running 2 apps?

Yes the new processors (Dual, Quad..etc) Operate faster. Like u sad, take Duo at 3Ghz & Intel Pentium 4 at 3Ghz, Duo will perform faster, its just better technology man.
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:25 PM   #3
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Default Re: Any advantage to dual core if not running 2 apps?

You'll never be running only 1 app though.

Press Control Alt Delete, and go to Processes. Thats how many programs you are running at once.

Having 2 cores will mean the work is split between the two.
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:26 PM   #4
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Default Re: Any advantage to dual core if not running 2 apps?

Exactly, the architecture of the Core 2 Duos is such that even at lower clock speeds, they will outperform the older architectures. I think even the slowest Core 2 Duos will outperform the fastest Pentium 4s.
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