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post #11 of 14
Depending on how quickly software developers will jump onto this

Agreed, for a while, it will not give any benefit.

Do realize four 4GHz cores will never act like one 16GHz core. Even if an application splits its processes over all cores equally, it's still not a 16GHz CPU. Yes, there will be a lot of performance increase, but that increase will not be 100% (given the additional processes that need to be run to split the processes and combine them in the end).
    
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im just trying to see if i can get the other three guys in my computer to do something. they all just watch at one core works. remindeds me of my work.
    
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Depends. Some applications already run on dual cores (photoshop). If you want to fold, then you can assign one run of the folding program on each core, thus running 100% on all cores

If not, and you're just an 'everyday' user, you are probably better off settling for a E6400 or E6600, and just wait until Quad core (or even more) becomes more useful and/or cheaper
    
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With dual core cpu's becoming the standard, I hope soon we'll see alot more programs starting to take advantage of both cores fully. Like they said, certain things, like folding, you can just set it up to run multiple instances. But hopefully the writer of the folding code is working on a new version to accomodate dual+ cores.

I am deffinitely looking forward to games and other things I do, fully taking advantage of both cores as well. It's all coming, the software will catch up, sucks having to wait though lol. I still love having two cores anyway though my four conroe cores between my rigs fold like monsters!
    
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