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"if you set the affinity of folding to one core and the game to the other it does just fine, i run folding while doing games like cod2 and a couple others and it works just fine 9 i guess it depends on the game also set the cpu priiority to lowest and it will still run just wont use as much resources" -madmax

how exactly do you go about utilizing both cores? i assume setting 'the affinity' has something to do with this... how do you go about setting the 'affinity'? what exactly does this do?

just recently purchased my 3800+ x2 64, and trying to figure out the best way to utilize it!

sorry if this questions is nub-like, but i am technically a nub, thank you in advance
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Affinity is setting one or both cores to certan tasks (I think thats how to explain it). By setting no affinity, your locking both cores into working as one, but if you set one programs affinity to 0, and the other to 1, you will make use of the dual core technology.
You can do this in the Task Manager.
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is it just that simple? just within task manager i can set say my CSS to one core, and my winamp/irc/ventrillo on the other?
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is it just that simple? just within task manager i can set say my CSS to one core, and my winamp/irc/ventrillo on the other?
Yes, it is that simple.
You can do that, set one program to one core, and another to the other core.
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awesome thank you
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