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Re: dual cores explained

Postby Sabrewings » Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:00 pm

Gem wrote:c. it's impact on games


Not sure about A&B, too tired. But this I can get. Unless the game runs multi-threaded, it'll run just the same as if you only had one core. The only advantage would be that any background programs could run solely on one core while the game ran on the other.

Gem wrote:1. Why go for dual cores at all


Future proofing. Also, a lot of encoding programs run multi-threaded, since at its very basics encoding and multi-threaded are made for each other.

Gem wrote:2. If you are looking for a dual core cpu, is 512x2 fine or does the 1000x2 a smarter choice.


I'd still say 512x2 is fine, but if you're on a 64-bit OS and have the funds, go for 1024x2.

Gem wrote:3. If you have a dual core, how do you use it. Do you have specific applications controlled by one core and certain apps on the other?


You don't really tell it what to do. You just use it. The OS decides what goes where. Typically, it will run some apps on one and some apps on the other, keeping the load as even as possible.

Gem wrote:4. Would you consider overclocking? and if so does it work just like a single core inside your motherboards' bios?


No different than overclocking a single core CPU.

Gem wrote:5. is Halle Berry as catwoman hotter than Jessica Simpson as Daisy Duke?
8O


Not even close. Jessica Simpson all the way. But, I'd take Estella Warren in Planet of the Apes over both, even at once. :wink:
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Postby ink » Thu Oct 27, 2005 6:17 am

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Postby Southwind25 » Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:55 am

Most new boards can address a couple of gigs of RAM pretty well (especially DFI's :wink: :lol: ).
If you want to overclock you want RAM with TCCD chips like OCZ Platinum Rev.2 or BH-5 chips like Corsair XMS3200LL.
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Postby Southwind25 » Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:29 am

How about I do better than that and post a link to OCZ's support forum where it's already a sticky :wink:
Gem you take me wrong. I like Asus boards. I also like Abits. I've used hundreds of both and highly recommend them. They are all excellent products.I just think you go overboard about Asus' and kid you about your stance on them.
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