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No... sorry. Doesn't work like that
oh ok, i confused myself. So say a dual core opty and single core opty, is there a real benifit with dual core?

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Each core can take 64bit and 32bit instructions but you don't add them together. Since most applications can only use one at a time hence the Athlon keeping up in most applications/games and havening a clock speed of like 2.4ghz opposed to the P4's 3.6ghz, lol. And AMD has Dual Core 64 bit CPU's too.
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Dual core is useful for multitasking. One application or process can use one core while a different one can use the other. If you're playing a game, it only uses one core. Having a dual core doesn't have an advantage in this situation unless the game is specially programmed to take advantage of two cores. Basically i just reiterated what paradox said.
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Overclock your AMD to its max and the P4D to it's max and test again
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