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hfcg

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My boss told me that I do not gain anything from my dual core processor because the program I am using must be designed to know how to use 2 processors. I do not think that is any where near the truth!
Of course he has also stated that you can not use a dual core, or even 2, processors with XP. I believe that even 2000 would work with up to 2 processors.
Any thoughts.

Edited by hfcg, 12 January 2008 - 06:09 PM.

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Many applications and games are dual core optimized with a few even being quad core optimized. These programs can fully use all 2 or 4 cores. While there are still few on the market, it's growing at an increasing rate as multiple core CPU's are the future.
Any operating system will work fine with a dual/quad core CPU as far as I'm aware of.
James

Edited by james_8970, 13 January 2008 - 02:25 PM.

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