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Y2K & Dual Core/Quad Core

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December 19, 2006 2:26:29 PM

Y2K & Dual Core/Quad Core

I've been trying to find any walk threw on setting up a dual core system for Y2K. Is there some patch needed or something special?? (links would be very helpful)

I Don’t want to do to winXP yet, so Y2K is what I'm left with.

Also are there any NEW CPU Comparison charts for Pentium D vs. C2D?? is there a huge benefit for either one???
December 19, 2006 2:30:42 PM

Im assuming the OP meant Windows 2K

Ive seen 2K run dual just fine.

I do not know about Quad.
December 19, 2006 2:34:17 PM

http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.html?modelx=33&model1...

Not exactly new, but the charts seem to give enough information overall.

About the best good Core 2 gives is better efficiency, meaning less energy use and better computational power. A Core 2 system will probably leave you better prepared in the future, allowing for further upgrades as time goes on.
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December 19, 2006 5:26:56 PM

that helps alot!! thanx! Still looking for updates for 2k for dual core set up or a walk threw. not sure if I need the walk threw. But thanx anyways!
December 20, 2006 4:40:42 AM

I believe AMD offers a dual core patch for Win2000. Not sure about Intel though.
December 20, 2006 7:27:29 AM

I've run W2K on dual processor systems. If you install W2K onto a new hard disk it automatically installs the SMP kernel. There's nothing special to do!

Run Task Manager then click the Performance tab and you'll see two CPU's.
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