HiI am planning my next upgrade and I can't decide between dual or quad core. For the time being I don't want to change my OS, so I would continue to run WinXP Pro 32. My question is whether WinXP32 would be able to utilise four cores effectively, and whether the extra cores would be available to games - or should I stick to dual core ?Budget : £250 maxPlanned system :Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro R2£16.24 inc VAT Sapphire HD 5670 512MB GDDR5 HDMI DVI VGA PCI-E Graphics Card£72.58 inc VAT Crucial 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 1066MHz/PC2-8500 Ballistix Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL5 Mfr part #: BL2KIT12864AA106A£40.70 inc VAT Gigabyte GA-M720-US3 AMD Nvidia 720D Socket AM2+ 7.1 audio ATX MotherboardMfr part #: GA-M720-US3£52.14 inc VAT AMD Phenom X4 9850 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 2MB Cache OEM Processor£72.98 inc VAT These are the only bits I need.ThanksMarv
I think that you will find your answer her click here it appears that XP can recognise quad cores but how they are used depends on your programmes.
Useful info, thanks.
XP is 10 yrs old. Switch to W7. Take a couple of weeks to learn but lots of forums.
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