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Old 03-31-2011, 08:43 AM   #11
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Unlike a lot of people? lol
I'm willing to bet there's a lot of people that have machines with 4 or more cores but only really fully use one or two. Software these days doesn't tend to be as multithreaded as it claims...
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:21 PM   #12
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i'm having my mobo replaced tomorrow at work, i fking love my job. Free mobo? ftw!

after that, when i get more money in, might fork out for an SSD.
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:40 PM   #13
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Solid state drive is my next upgrade!
i can highly recommend

Make sure you get a good one with good read / write speeds or you wont see much speed increase
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Berry120, I hope your not counting me on that assumption
I regularly use all 4 cores to their max capacities
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:28 PM   #15
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I hope your not counting me on that assumption :P
Not aimed at anyone in particular, just a general observation especially with people who aren't all that technically minded
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99% of people have more than one thing running at a time. I'm pretty sure everyone who has a multicore processor uses them all. Otherwise, they wouldn't have stopped making single core processors. Pretty much every processor available has 2+ cores now.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:20 PM   #17
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99% of people have more than one thing running at a time. I'm pretty sure everyone who has a multicore processor uses them all. Otherwise, they wouldn't have stopped making single core processors. Pretty much every processor available has 2+ cores now.
Perhaps drifting a bit off topic here - I don't dispute that most people have more than one thing open at once, but how many people have 4 or more programs open at once that max out all the cores? Even a lot of games these days don't multithread, and when they do they don't tend to do it particularly well (it may show all cores maxed out but in a lot of cases you've got things like twining going on that eat up processor power without really doing anything most of the time.) Regardless, with modern games the bottleneck is often in the graphics card anyway.

Yes, there are people who max out all the cores given to them. But for someone who plays a few games and browses the internet every so often, they don't come close to maxing them!
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:31 PM   #18
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Mine's been done today!


24 inch monitor...aww yeah! Dual 24 inch monitors...about time!

Only issue is that one does 1920x1080 while my Samsung does 1920x1200.
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I have a quad and I usually only use one.
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