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post #1 of 11
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I just got a dual core system and I am hearing a lot about this so called dual core patch. I have a few questions that I can't seem to get answered by simple google searches or a FAQ.

1) What exactly does it to?

2) Where do I get it?

3) Do I need it?
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http://support.microsoft.com/?id=896256
    
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I never needed it...I believe its just for games, it might bring some additional stability to WINXP, but again HAVING a dual core its not really necessary
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post #4 of 11
nevermind
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Ok so it sounds like I don't need it then? Duke, how come I saw you recommending it to someone else then if it's only for cool'n'quiet?
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post #6 of 11
Quote from the link.
"Without these updates, computers that are equipped with these power management-capable, mobile, dual-core processors may experience decreased performance or unexpected behavior."

See the post below yours....
http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/78...estions-2.html

Some more info from AMD
http://www.amdzone.com/modules.php?o...ticle&sid=3964
    
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post #7 of 11
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Alright then, I guess I don't need it since I don't use cool'n'quiet.
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post #8 of 11
If necessary there are also DC patches by/for spicific games which improve performance.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke
If necessary there are also DC patches by/for spicific games which improve performance.
You mean like the quake 4 dual core patch? What about battlefield 2 or oblivion? Those are the two I play most.
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post #10 of 11
Google em, several games offer them!
I believe Q4 and COD do come to mind
    
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