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Dual core Intel runs on lower vcore than single core?

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So I read this and...
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=29153
It says 1.3, 1.2 vcore, but how is that possible?

My bios makes 1.3 highlighted in gold and says that it is unstable and my system runs best at 1.35. My CPU is a !ONE CORE! 3.6 GHz. How do two cores run at a lower vcore at higher fsb?
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That article refers to Presler CPUs which are built on the 65 nm process, so they run on less voltage than your 90 nm based CPU. The Smithfield dual cores (8XX series) runs on around 1.4 volts vcore, so that's more of a direct comparison to your CPU.
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Oh yeah. Forgot those are 65 nm.

BTW, do dual core chips in general operate at more amps?
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Assuming it's a dual core 3.0 versus a single core 3.0, yes it'll run roughly twice the amperage at full blast.
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