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Old 12-05-2007, 10:44 AM   #11
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so even though most of duo processors i've seen run at a slower rate, they would still be faster than a higher rate single?
Their probably running slow due to other factors than the processor.. such as hard drive speed and amount of RAM.
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I wonder how they configured hyper threading on some of the duals , I found that interesting.
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so even though most of duo processors i've seen run at a slower rate, they would still be faster than a higher rate single?
Yes, virtually any of the dual core processors are far faster than any consumer single core processor.

Also, their is an architectural difference between the Pentium 4 and Core 2 Duo. Each core of the Core 2 Duo can do more per clock cycle (mhz) than a Pentium 4 could.

For a comparasion, a 1.86ghz Core 2 Duo would be faster than a two P4 3.6's combined. The Core 2 Duo range work like the AMD processors in the way they handle information.
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Yeah, you can also set programs using the Affinity function in Windows, to only use 1 core or 2 cores for something, if you have a Quad, leaving the other 2 completly free for other tasks. That way, you know you aren't going to get any slow down what so ever.
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