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Hey guys
I've researched about this allover google and not found much of an answer.

I'm planning on going to quad core very soon, and I'm wondering if XP recognises the four cores? Or will I need Vista?

Thanks,
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post #2 of 14
it will run your quad core. you might have to reformat/reinstall to get it to recognize your new CPU though.
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Yes.
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post #4 of 14
XP will support Quad Core and you should not have to install or anything to get it to recognize. I've gone from Dual to Quad and back to Dual again without having to reinstall.

I think it's Vista that's retarded with CPU's, but never had an issue with XP
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post #5 of 14
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Alright, thanks alot guys. So it'll show all four cores in the task manager then. Does it have to be XP Pro or Home? Or does that not matter?
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XP Home shows all four cores in CPU-Z.

It should read "Quad Core" as well.

In OS X it reads Core 2 duo x 2 (if I remember right.)
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post #7 of 14
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Alright. Thanks alot again I'll be running XP Pro so it doesn't really matter. It should be fine

Planning on going to Vista, though, when the releases of Crysis, etc come out. I take it that will be fine too?
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Yes, but Vista does a much better job at managing more than one core.
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Yeah you should be aight. You'll have a fresh install of Vista.
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
Yes, but Vista does a much better job at managing more than one core.
Alright. So I'd probably be better off going Vista right from the start, then. 2GB RAM should be enough until I get 4 then.
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