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CPU Core Question

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September 18, 2013 3:32:57 PM

Ok, so I know that you can use multiple core processors on any motherboard, but I have a question about it, Is it worth buying multiple core cpu's for single core motherboards, or, to match the compltibility of the mother board. for example, I am using a dual core processor on a dual core motherboard, would it be worth it to use a quad core on this, or would there be no difference?

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September 18, 2013 3:38:06 PM

would it be worth it? you'd have to check the compatibility of said motherboard with the quad core youd be looking at. if it works, then usually the answer is yes, quad cores are better than dual... did that answer your question?
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September 18, 2013 3:38:22 PM

Motherboards typically have support for certain generations of processors (sometimes up to a certain amount of power or TDP), and within the same generation, you should be able to put about any cpu in regardless of core count and it should work as intended with all the benefits of the extra cores. So there aren't dual core motherboards per se, but a board that supports up to the family where pentium D came out will only be able to do a dual core based on the age/family of cpu it supports.
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