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I had hear, i think it was on this forum, that XP SP2 had a patch for dual core/hyperthreading systems. I just put XP-Pro on my system yesterday. And i thought i had heard about a Dual core patdch on this forum. Can anyone direct me, if there is one, to a link perhaps?
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http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?id=896256

Is that what you're talking about?

I also found this

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Windows XP and Dual Core
WindowsXP has a documented problem with Dual Core and power saving for AMD X2 processors in service pack 2. This can easily be worked around with installation of a hotfix and a registry change. Follow the instructions carefully. We are not responsible for any problems caused by editing the registry.


1. Download the UC_XP_KB896256.reg file

2. Download and install the Windows XP Hotfix detailed in knowledge base entry KB896256. We cannot provide a link to the fix here, we suggest you search on Google

3. Double click on the UC_XP_KB896256.reg file to enter the changes into your registry.

4. Reboot your machine, repeat step 3 in case the registry changes have been reset
    
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I don't understand what the big secret is. Went looking for the patch and only two hits on Google. I'm surprised that this patch isn't being redistributed by every game site on the planet.

Is this a brand new patch ?

What's the top secret nature of this unavailable patch, and why "can't" a link to it be posted here ?

EDIT ***
In case it helps someone, I found AMD's "Dual Core Optimizer Wizard" available for download here.

2nd Edit***

I also found the patch available for download here (patch).
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