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 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. 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. Related resources Multi-Core Processors and XP x64 / Vista - Forum Windows XP Poor Multicore magnament - Forum Multi-core update? - Forum Do current games take full advantage of multi-core cpus? - Forum Advent of Multi-Core Gaming.. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Ronald Chicas March 31, 2008 11:01:40 PM are you saying that Xp 64bit is better than 32bit version in this special case? 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. 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Multi-core CPUs: An Idea Forum ' Multi-core Processing for Dummies' - AMD jokes with Intel Forum Benefits of multicore Forum Adding xp drive to win 7 computer Forum Multiple physical CPUs versus multicore CPUs Forum Is Multi-Core a temporary solution? Forum Multicore speeds perfoming tasks. Forum Inquirer: Intel vs AMD multicore battle looms Forum AMD questions current multi-core trend Forum Multi-Core Question Forum New CPU! Win XP on 1.91Mhz!!! This is not a misprint! Forum HELP!!! Please with Windows XP Forum How to create a dual boot with to times Win XP Pro Forum Blue Screen Flashes right before Win XP Welcome Forum I Want Both... Can I? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !