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Hi all. I'm interested in a 6600 but know nothing about Intel chips. Wit hAMD there was a "dual core optimizer" that had to be installed along with a microsoft patch. What about Intel chips. Do you need patches and optimizers with the "latest and greatest"?
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I did not have to install any patches or optimizers when I installed XP. So, I don't think there are any. It worked straight out of the box.
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for me Ive just download a patch for win xp
(dual core patch... )
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I installed it with a XP Sp2 disc so it may have already been installed.
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My Windows disc is an old one, before any service packs, I simply installed and then updated to SP2 online.......I think I remember something about a "patch" last year, and I may have installed it for my 920 system, but have not done so for my 6700 and have had no issues with it thus far.....
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