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Ok, I have an Nvidia card and I remember that their drivers had a dual core performance boost. Well, I updated my BIOS yesterday and so now both cores should be recognized with that update which means I should now get that gfx dual core driver boost.

Alas, it is not there. Do I reinstall the gfx drivers since I have my new bios update or is there something else I'm missing here? For dual core that is.
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I don't know about the extra core increasing gfx performance; where did you hear that?
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nVidia wrote a special drive for dual core processors that offloads some of the extra geometry work to the second core. Performance gains were supposed to be like 5-8%, what were you expecting? Double your benchmark scores? It's nothing revolutions big bang shiny shiny kind of deal. And no, it doesn't make your games multithreaded either.
    
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its minor but its there, get the 81.95whql drivers from nvidia
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Well I knew it didn't make my games multithreaded. I just thought I would see some boost. I guess I could try reinstalling the gfx drivers.
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It's not going to be a big performance, certainly not one you're going to notice outright. CPUs are just total crap when it comes to processing graphics (if you don't believe me, go run the CPU render tests in 3DMark03 or 05), so it's just not going to be a big boost.
    
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