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post #11 of 23
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And.... now.......... my head hurts

lol

tnx hks I did manage to understand this...

BTW, I did check out the stickies... they give me sore head

Pi to the what decimal....? ...nevermind...

Pie anyone
Hahah...basically, what Chozart meant is that not all programs and softwares are coded for multicores yet, so the full potentiality of the CPU would not be used. A program meant for one core only will use one core of the cpu even if the cpu is a dual core.
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post #12 of 23
Trying to simplify..

Adding a second core does not mean double performance.

Some software runs only on one core. That kind of software doesn't benefit from extra cores.

Other software is coded to use all cores it can find. That software benefits, and it depends on the core to what level. Expect like a 50% or so increase in performance when going from single core to dual core with those applications.

Finally, overall system performance improves with multi cores, since the OS will distribute applications across the available cores.
    
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post #13 of 23
most software need'nt run on more than one core, but the great thing is if u have a program that supports dual-core or quad-core it will automatically activate those cores and use the extra performance. having 2 cores does not make ur computer itself run better all the time, it merely makes multi-core programs and apps work at a higher lvl......
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post #14 of 23
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Ah.
*stops bashing head into the wall*

LOL

Tnx for for telling a n00b
So most software doesn't use the potential of a Dual Core even though it clocks at a lot on both cores?

Gotcha.
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post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by DVtriple6 View Post
Ah.
*stops bashing head into the wall*

LOL

Tnx for for telling a n00b
So most software doesn't use the potential of a Dual Core even though it clocks at a lot on both cores?

Gotcha.
Correct.

But if you buy a new CPU, you DO want dual core, since more and more software is optimized for it.
    
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post #16 of 23
yeah exactly /agree chozart. if you have a single core computer, a lot of programs coming out in this new age may not run at optimum efficiency because more and more programs being made are geared to run dual-core. that doesnt mean if you have a dual-core program it wont run on a single core, but only that it may run at less-than-great performance because it doesnt have the support of a second core. Dual core is by far better, as it gives older programs that extra kick in the butt as well as supports newer prgrams being made which are designed to run at full potential only when utilizing a dual-core system.
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post #17 of 23
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10-4 mr director, sir.

Or... a Quad Core


tnx again.
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post #18 of 23
yes, a quad core is amazing, although many programs are not quad-core supported because they are not all-too common, ppl dont use em much. but on the occassion that you can find a quad-core supported program, they are fabulous.

did we clear things up for ya?
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post #19 of 23
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You all did indeed.

Now... was it pi, pie whaa...?
I get the picture about multiple cores though *nod*


cheers!
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post #20 of 23
Superpie is a sort of "benchmarking" program. it tells you how your computer is performing by calculating pi to the <insert number here> decimal.... for example, i can set superpi to calculate pi down to 1000 decimals after the decimal point. for example 3.14159265358676.....etc. up to 1000 numbers, and then my computer will tell me how long it took to complete the calculation. people base their "scores" off the scores of other computers to tell how well their computer is running.....

that help at all?
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