single core or dual core

  COLIN-234466 18:35 19 Apr 2007
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Hi all could anybody tell me the differance between single core and dual core

  skidzy 18:45 19 Apr 2007

Get your reading head on Ninnian click here

I recently bought a Dual core system carrying the E6300 and got to say,im very impressed.
Big step up from a pentium 4 2.6GHZ though im not into the games.

  Quiet Life 18:50 19 Apr 2007

Dual core now overtaken by the Core 2 Duo where each core is on a separate die (hence the Duo) and has own level 2 cache.

  skidzy 18:53 19 Apr 2007

Thats what i meant to say :-))) my new system is the Core 2 duo.

Thankyou for pointing that out,easily confused i guess.

  COLIN-234466 19:13 19 Apr 2007

thanks it is just that i put in another gig of mem so now have 2 gig of mem was wodering if i used slot 3 instead of slot 2 it would of made it dual core and would there be any benefits as i am putting in new graphics card xfx8500gt or would it be better to put in another 2 gig of mem in slots 3+4 . thanks

  riiverstock 19:23 19 Apr 2007

Personally,I prefer running 2 separate computers than a dual core computer.

The prices of the very high spec. single core cpu's and motherboards have collapsed dramatically recently.
Therefore enabling one to build super computers at a fraction of last years prices.

Praise be the 'must have the latest computer' buyers.

  skidzy 19:32 19 Apr 2007

I think there is a little confusion here.You are talking Ram,i thought you where talking cpu's.

To achieve dual channel from your ram,consult your motherboard manual.

  COLIN-234466 19:37 19 Apr 2007

thanks skidzy never thought of that . cheers

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