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XP Pro

Scalable processor support Supports up to 4 gigabytes (GB) of RAM and up to two symmetric multiprocessors.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p...choosing2.mspx


Does this mean pro only for quad core support?

http://www.sharkyextreme.com/guides/...707_3633871__7

"Although the Home edition does supports Hyper-Threading and dual core, Windows XP Professional is the only version of Windows XP that supports multiple physical CPUs"


"Windows XP Home
Note: Windows XP Home can use a maximum of one (1) physical processor. However, because Hyper-Threading is supported, the operating system takes advantage of the second (virtual) processor."


http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;810231



To support customers’ business needs and use of new technologies, Microsoft generally considers multicore and hyperthreaded processors to be a single processor, regardless of the number of cores and/or threads that they contain.

"Processor Limits by Software Product Edition
Certain Microsoft software—such as Microsoft Windows® desktop operating systems, Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003, Microsoft SQL Server™, and Microsoft BizTalk® Server—are technologically differentiated by the number of processors that they are able to use. For example, Windows XP Professional is designed to be used with desktops that have up to two processors, Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition is designed to be used with systems that have up to four processors, and SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition is designed to be used with systems that have up to four processors.

For most currently shipping Microsoft software with processor limits, each processor counts as a single processor regardless of the number of cores and/or threads that the processor contains. For example, Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition can be used on a four-processor system, whether the processors in the system are single-core, hyperthreaded, or multicore."

http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...read_brief.doc
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At the end of the day most users on here use pro so i dont see the problem
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home only supports one physical processor...as in..ONE SOCKET.

But, pro supports more than 1 socket. I'm not sure how quad core will work....
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Markuk, as you can see, Sideburns and I for example use Home. I would hate to have to buy a new OS when I upgrade again. Also, as I have just moved from a single core FX-57 to an E6700 dual core, I was checking to see if there were any inherent performance differences between home and pro with dual core support.
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yeah sorry .Guess there will be a problem for the home users .But if you had to would you use pro instead or wait for vista to be released first. I must say that i have nevr used home on a long term basis. So perhaps i should have thought about it a bit more lol ....sorry m
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Robilar
Markuk, as you can see, Sideburns and I for example use Home. I would hate to have to buy a new OS when I upgrade again. Also, as I have just moved from a single core FX-57 to an E6700 dual core, I was checking to see if there were any inherent performance differences between home and pro with dual core support.
Yeah, it should be fine for both home and pro.


Sidenote: *teardrop* you are leaving the fx-57 club? Its getting smaller and smaller...
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Chopes, actually my daughter is getting my FX-57, Asus A8N32 and 2 GB of OCZ RAM (she has a 4000+, a gb of corsair and an asus A8N-SLI Premium I'm giving to my cousin). I'm not really leaving, I'm just joining multiple clubs simultaneously. I have my brand new E6700, Asus P5W DH Deluxe and 2 GB of OCZ Special Ops DDR2 sitting at home unwrapped (Stuck in my office this weekend argh!).

My 10 year old is going to have an FX-57, neat eh?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Robilar
My 10 year old is going to have an FX-57, neat eh?
*jealous face*

When quad core CPU's come out, they will be expensive. I'm assuming that if you can afford a $1000 processor, you can afford to throw $50 or so at a better version of Windows.
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Just because I have the money doesn't mean I like to spend it.
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