Can Win XP use the both cores of the processor.

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by tech support, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. tech support

    tech support Guest

    Hi all,

    I just bought a new computer. AMD Athlon X2 5000+ Dual Core 2.6G on the MB
    ASUS M2A-VM. Someone told me that Win XP does not know how to use the both
    cores simultanuously. Is it true?

    Thanks in advance for the help.

    tech support, Dec 31, 2007
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  2. tech support

    why? Guest

    Ask the place you bought it from.

    You can set the affinity for a running app.

    You didn't mention which ver of XP.

    XP Home 1 core is supported.

    XP Pro supports 1
    It's suspected you mean what apps run on multi core. OS support is 1
    thing apps not having the ability to run on 2 is another.
    Like this sort of help
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    why?, Dec 31, 2007
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    tech support Guest

    Thank you for the info. From the link about confusion seems to follow that
    my processr is supported even by XP Home which is a good new to me. : (
    tech support, Dec 31, 2007
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    Brian Cryer Guest

    The PC I have is a dual core (Intel), and XP Pro makes use of both cores.
    Don't know about XP Home.
    Brian Cryer, Jan 2, 2008
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