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XPS Gen 5 - Regular vs Dual Core CPU?

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June 25, 2005 10:02:09 AM

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I am thinking about purchasing an XPS Gen 5 system, but I am not sure if I
should get the regular or the dual core CPU. I don't really plan on running
multiple apps at the same time so I am leaning towards the regular cpu. Any
suggestions? Thanks

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Anonymous
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June 25, 2005 2:11:38 PM

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What's your reason for getting the XPS5 if you don't get the dual core?

"Eric" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message news:Br6ve.11190$pa3.7043@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>I am thinking about purchasing an XPS Gen 5 system, but I am not sure if I
> should get the regular or the dual core CPU. I don't really plan on running
> multiple apps at the same time so I am leaning towards the regular cpu. Any
> suggestions? Thanks
>
>
>
Anonymous
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June 26, 2005 6:20:59 AM

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I'd go for single core. Most programs now don't take advantage of the
second core -- why pay for something that you won't use?
--
Charles C. Shyu
http://home.earthlink.net/~shyuc/shyu.html

"Eric" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
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>I am thinking about purchasing an XPS Gen 5 system, but I am not sure if I
> should get the regular or the dual core CPU. I don't really plan on
> running
> multiple apps at the same time so I am leaning towards the regular cpu.
> Any
> suggestions? Thanks
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Anonymous
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June 26, 2005 12:54:49 PM

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You don't run a second program every single minute you're using your
computer?

You mean you don't run an anti-virus program?

Seems like your anti-virus running on the second core would be good.

Tom
"Charles C. Shyu" <charles_shyu@nymc.edu> wrote in message
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> I'd go for single core. Most programs now don't take advantage of the
> second core -- why pay for something that you won't use?
> --
> Charles C. Shyu
> http://home.earthlink.net/~shyuc/shyu.html
>
> "Eric" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:Br6ve.11190$pa3.7043@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>>I am thinking about purchasing an XPS Gen 5 system, but I am not sure if I
>> should get the regular or the dual core CPU. I don't really plan on
>> running
>> multiple apps at the same time so I am leaning towards the regular cpu.
>> Any
>> suggestions? Thanks
>
>
Anonymous
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June 27, 2005 8:21:31 AM

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Tom Scales wrote:
> You don't run a second program every single minute you're using your
> computer?
>
> You mean you don't run an anti-virus program?
>
> Seems like your anti-virus running on the second core would be good.
>
> Tom

You know quite well Windows itself runs multiple processes (essentially)
simultaneously, but that doesn't mean you ought to have a processor for
each. If the original poster is interested in gaming, a single faster
processor is definitely the better choice. Modern processors are more
than fast enough for time sharing multiple apps in the background. Just
because Intel's marketing is pushing dual core, it doesn't mean the
average user needs it. Yes, there will be a time when most apps are
designed (and more importantly optimized) for SMP, but at the present
the biggest use for dualcores is on servers/workstations.
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June 27, 2005 2:38:54 PM

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"Nicholas Andrade" <SDNick484@nospam.yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Tom Scales wrote:
>> You don't run a second program every single minute you're using your
>> computer?
>>
>> You mean you don't run an anti-virus program?
>>
>> Seems like your anti-virus running on the second core would be good.
>>
>> Tom
>
> You know quite well Windows itself runs multiple processes (essentially)
> simultaneously, but that doesn't mean you ought to have a processor for
> each. If the original poster is interested in gaming, a single faster
> processor is definitely the better choice. Modern processors are more
> than fast enough for time sharing multiple apps in the background. Just
> because Intel's marketing is pushing dual core, it doesn't mean the
> average user needs it. Yes, there will be a time when most apps are
> designed (and more importantly optimized) for SMP, but at the present the
> biggest use for dualcores is on servers/workstations.

It just seems that if you're spending the money for an XPS5, dual core is a
reasonable investment.

Me, I'd buy an 8400.
!