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I want to know if Win XP can perform a Multicore Processor

Last response: in Windows XP
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.
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.
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.
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March 31, 2008 11:01:40 PM

are you saying that Xp 64bit is better than 32bit version in this special case?
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:-

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.
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.