Overclocking: Dual- vs. Quad-Core CPUs

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System Software & Drivers
Operating SystemWindows Vista Enterprise Version 6.0 (Build 6000)
DirectX 10DirectX 10 (Vista default)
DirectX 9Version: April 2007
Sound CardVista Driver 2.13.0012 (15.03.2007)
Graphics CardNvidia ForceWare Version 158.18 (32 Bit) WHQL
Intel ChipsetVersion (21/11/2006)
Intel-StorageMatrix-Storage Manager
Nvidia ChipsetnForce Driver: 15.00 (02.02.2007) WHQL
JavaJava Runtime Environment 6.0 Update 1

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