I want to know if Win XP can perform a Multicore Processor Tags: Windows Vista Windows XP Last response: April 1, 2008 12:26 AM in Windows XP Share Ronald Chicas March 31, 2008 6:50:04 PM the cuestion is becoues I want to change my PC (P4 3.2 for Core 2 Duo or Quad Core). and I don't want to change XP for Vista. if there are diferences on development between them. the same with DDR1 and DDR2 667 or 1066. it's necesary an SP 3 or something like that. and I have a Laptop Dell Precision M90 with vista and I don't like how it runs. More about : win perform multicore processor | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove mafadecay March 31, 2008 10:52:22 PM XP can support multi core but don't you need the 64bit version? SP2 can also support multi core. | Report abuse mafadecay March 31, 2008 11:00:20 PM In fact even XP home will support quad core without scalable support and I don't think you need the 64bit version but not 100% on that fact. | Report abuse Ronald Chicas March 31, 2008 11:01:40 PM are you saying that Xp 64bit is better than 32bit version in this special case? | Report abuse mafadecay March 31, 2008 11:08:27 PM Obviously in the future when all applications are 64bit then yes x64 is better than 32bit. Check out this debate:- http://news.softpedia.com/news/Are-you-ready-for-the-ne... For now most apps are still 32bit so advantages are not apparent and you would still have to run 32bit apps on XP 64bit. I have just found you can run the 32bit xp on a dual or quad core processor. | Report abuse Ronald Chicas April 1, 2008 12:26:12 AM in conclusion.... I can have a Quad Core or Centrino Duo (Laptop), DDR 3, working with Xp 32 or 64bit until nothing better comes on OS for the moment. thanks | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows XP>I want to know if Win XP can perform a Multicore Processor> Related ressources: ForumMulti-Core Processors and XP x64 / Vista ForumWindows XP Poor Multicore magnament ForumMulti-core update? ForumDo current games take full advantage of multi-core cpus? ForumAdvent of Multi-Core Gaming.. ForumMulti-core CPUs: An Idea Forum' Multi-core Processing for Dummies' - AMD jokes with Intel ForumBenefits of multicore ForumAdding xp drive to win 7 computer ForumMultiple physical CPUs versus multicore CPUs ForumIs Multi-Core a temporary solution? ForumMulticore speeds perfoming tasks. ForumInquirer: Intel vs AMD multicore battle looms ForumAMD questions current multi-core trend ForumMulti-Core Question ForumNew CPU! Win XP on 1.91Mhz!!! This is not a misprint! ForumHELP!!! Please with Windows XP ForumHow to create a dual boot with to times Win XP Pro ForumBlue Screen Flashes right before Win XP Welcome ForumI Want Both... Can I? More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !