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hello! i have built a dual core system amd x2 3800+ and it is activated in the bios as dual core...will it be automatically activated in windows xp? or do i have to install like special drivers so if a multithreaded program came along will it work automatically or do i need to set a setting somewhere? thanks?
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If you have windows xp pro than it will already find it and use and your program will use the threads if they are needed.
    
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if you really want to, you can run this hotfix...but i honesly haven't seen any performance benefit from it..

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/81...ghlight=hotfix
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Another thing you can do is when you get to windows, for the most CPU demanding applications, press ctrl+alt+delete and go to task manager, then go to processes and set affinity to core 0 and core 1 to distribute the world load.

That works wonders when I am gaming and using something else in the background..
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thanks everyone1 rep + for all!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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