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so my original question was that i thought that option was only for booting, since its located in advanced boot options.
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so my original question was that i thought that option was only for booting, since its located in advanced boot options.
It tells your OS what is avaliable on boot up. OS then assume that is the system configuration since users don't add cores or memory while OS is running.
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Ok thanx everyone. I knew about that but did not know if it worked in XP and Vista.
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So is there a performance advantage to using 4 cores for the OS as opposed to a single core? Or vice versa?

Or am I going to get the typical "try it out for yourself" bit?

Needless to say, I never knew this existed and I'm kind of fascinated. Who knows, maybe it'll smooth out the temp disparities between my cores!

+1 rep for the OP for bringing this to my attention
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So is there a performance advantage to using 4 cores for the OS as opposed to a single core? Or vice versa?
i didn't notice any, with e4400 or q6600.
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So is there a performance advantage to using 4 cores for the OS as opposed to a single core? Or vice versa?

Or am I going to get the typical "try it out for yourself" bit?

Needless to say, I never knew this existed and I'm kind of fascinated. Who knows, maybe it'll smooth out the temp disparities between my cores!

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Try it out yourself All it would take to test is a run in super pi. I can tell you already though that 1 to 2 cores will be a big difference but 2 to 4 cores wont be noticeable unless you are doing photoshop with a ton of layers or rendering something.
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