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I'm running CS: Source on all high settings, SETI@Home, 3 broswer windows, and AIM, no lag. On one core. TAKE THAT!
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I'm running CS: Source on all high settings, SETI@Home, 3 broswer windows, and AIM, no lag. On one core. TAKE THAT!
.. Yeah ok? If you have CSS minimized it barely uses resources, and while CSS is up, the other stuff is kinda send to idle, while if you have dual core it could be set to affinities.. So that a core would still be able to workt them 100%
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I'm trying to justify getting a biostar small form factor PC instead of a mATX pc, which would only let me afford getting a 3500+ instead of dual core.
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I'm running CS: Source on all high settings, SETI@Home, 3 broswer windows, and AIM, no lag. On one core. TAKE THAT!
I was doing that with a 2800+ @ 2.08GHz(stock) 512MB and a 6800 van lol. You'd be surprised, having a dual core is like having two monitors.. Once you have the power you will find ways to use all of it =)
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I'm trying to justify getting a biostar small form factor PC instead of a mATX pc, which would only let me afford getting a 3500+ instead of dual core.
Dual core isn't for today, it's for tommorrow. If you're going to jump off socket 939 before it's needed, it makes no sense to get a dual core now. If, however, you wanna stick with the same comp until it's old and dusty, getting a dual core now makes sense. I plan to upgrade to dual core when there's a reward for it, but I see that happening whem I'm on DDR2 and socket AM2.
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I'm running CS: Source on all high settings, SETI@Home, 3 broswer windows, and AIM, no lag. On one core. TAKE THAT!
hmmm. i'll raise you one.

Right now i'm

1. installing Windows Updates
2. Running NOD32 Full Scan
3. Running MS AntiSpy Full Scan
4. Have Vegas 6.0 open
5. Have Acid 5.0 open
6. Need for Speed Most Wanted minimized
7. Posting on this forum.

I'm not gonna lie, sometimes it hiccups, but it is WAY more responsive than my old 3000+
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Try this: I'm running Call of Duty 2 1280x1024 @38FPS and encoding a video at the same time Can't beat that.
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Dual core isn't for today, it's for tommorrow. If you're going to jump off socket 939 before it's needed, it makes no sense to get a dual core now. If, however, you wanna stick with the same comp until it's old and dusty, getting a dual core now makes sense. I plan to upgrade to dual core when there's a reward for it, but I see that happening whem I'm on DDR2 and socket AM2.
actually there are like 3 games out right now that will use dual core.
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Don't worry, I'm getting a Sempron 3000+ skt 754.
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I could sure use a dual core simply because I have an iPod video and when I encode videos for it, I encode the ENTIRE SHOW for it. As in seasons 1-5+ the movie of Family Guy or seasons 1-3 of Reno 911! and I have it at max of 50 running processes at a time, so having a dual core and setting its affinity to cores 0+1 would allow me to encode videos roughly twice as fast, and let me tell you, encoding ALL of Family Guy, Reno 911! and Aqua Teen Hunger Force takes several hours So dual cores are not only for multi tasking.

And if you think that I am mistaken, I already tested my theory on pandapimp's 3800+ dual core and I was shocked at how fast it was!
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