AMD Dual-Core Optimizer... Will it help?

Hello,

I have the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+. I found the Optimizer tool here: http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/0,,30_182_871_13118,00.html

My question is: has anyone tried this tool before? Did it help? Or hurt? Do you think I should download it?

Thanks!

~Physx7
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  1. If you are using XP, yes. It does help with performance in certain situations.
  2. It definitely doesn't hurt with XP. I've never tried without it though.
  3. yep
  4. I have Vista though.....
  5. There is some info here, but its XP....

    Some older games do NOT like dual core so manually setting the affinity fixes it....there used to be a windows app called set affinity that would look for and auto set affinity, but it seems to be gone.

    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=983781
  6. The dual core optimizer is intended to fix compatability issues with some older games that may experience some stuttering or slowdowns with an AMD dual core processor. It is for XP.
    Vista does not need the patch. I don't think it will even install on Vista.
  7. I know it's an old post, but just FYI it will install on vista...

    Does it help is another question, if anyone has heard yet whether or not it helps on vista/7, please respond... as i have it installed (although it doesn't require much space...)

    Thanks

    UBER LATE BUMP!!!
  8. It is not necessary on the new OSes. Either it is already included or the problem no longer exists.
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