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I installed Win2k Pro on my quad core rig for stability testing prior to using native Linux for folding. CPU-Z correctly identifies the core as a Kentsfield, but it only shows 2 cores. Is there a way to get Windows to recognize all four cores? I want to be sure my OC is stable before I get too deep into folding on it.
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thats the problem with win2k pro alot of newer programs are not supported by 2k,it is one of the most stable os,i dont think it will hert anything just alot stuff not supported, just try it,i put it on one of my other hd's and i was so lost used to xp and vista i couldnt even find my computer,thats sad
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I installed Win2k Pro on my quad core rig for stability testing prior to using native Linux for folding. CPU-Z correctly identifies the core as a Kentsfield, but it only shows 2 cores. Is there a way to get Windows to recognize all four cores? I want to be sure my OC is stable before I get too deep into folding on it.
Windows 2000 is reaching the end of its lifecycle. If I remember correctly its either sometime this month or next. Which means there will be no design changes, no requests for fixes, and very little support for updates and such. Mainly the updates will be the closing of open security holes. After next month you can pretty much call it "abandonedware". Not exactly but pretty close.
    
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