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Does XP Pro support quad cores?

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February 12, 2008 1:32:15 PM

i have already got my q6600 and im working on xp pro, should get vista? i have 2 gigs of ram and mostly play games. does xp pro even support quad cores?

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February 12, 2008 1:35:34 PM

XP Pro does support multi-cores. However, the OS won't take advantage of multi-core, such as substantially performance boost with additional cores. But again, it looks like Vista also doesn't take full advantage of quad cores...
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February 12, 2008 1:35:52 PM

As long as you have service pack 2 installed, XP supports your quad.
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February 12, 2008 1:37:39 PM

So pre-SP2 don't support multi-core?
February 12, 2008 1:45:31 PM

Heh.. XP Home supports multi cores.

Just wanted to add:

XP Home supports 1 socket. (so that 1 physical CPU can have as many cores that your MB can support)

XP Pro supports 2 scockets. (so that would be the older OS to run alike 4X4 or Skulltrail whatever the future holds)

Not sure about Vista, however if someone knows, I wouldn't mind finding out without searching MS site with FF. :lol: 
February 12, 2008 7:00:39 PM

XP Pro also has the added "doesn't suck" benefit over Vista

February 12, 2008 7:17:50 PM

^I hear you on that one. :lol: 
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February 12, 2008 9:02:31 PM

PlasticSashimi said:
XP Pro also has the added "doesn't suck" benefit over Vista


Awww, but Vista is shiny. I know, I know you can't polish a turd, but.... shiny.