Just upgraded from an AMD64 3200+ to an I5 750. Ended up upgrading the whole system, running 4GB DDR3 and a Geforce GT240 with 512 MB DDR5
Anyway, it's my first multi-core processor. I understand the concept of breaking a larger job into smaller jobs when coded appropriately and letting the multiple cores each take on a section.
My question is, is there anything that I can do from a settings/program perspective to maximize the benefits of the quad-core. Or, am I basically going about my business the same way and letting the PC decide when to use them and when not to.
Windows 7 has been desgined with quad core and above in mind..
I would tend to go for Windows 7 to maximise your potential