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    Question Win 2k Pro vs quad core

    I already have one of my PCs running Win 2k Pro on an E6300 CPU & it works fine for the office applications that I use it for.
    I am considering fitting a Q6600 CPU that would become spare if I upgrade my #1 gaming PC.
    QUESTION - What would happen if a Core 2 Duo Q6600 was fitted to a PC running Win 2K Pro?
    My guess is that it would run but only ever use 2 of the 4 cores, but does anyone KNOW?

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    Re: Win 2k Pro vs quad core

    It will only use 2 cores. Win2000 server would see all 4 though I believe.
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    Re: Win 2k Pro vs quad core

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    It will only use 2 cores. Win2000 server would see all 4 though I believe.
    Correct: http://labmice.techtarget.com/FAQ/win2000faq.htm
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    Re: Win 2k Pro vs quad core

    Thanks, I appreciate the replies. So I won't be bothering with putting a quad core cpu in that PC for a while.

    p.s. I've seen the "thanked x times in x posts" bit on the left but how does one do the thanking bit when someone has been helpful ???

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    Re: Win 2k Pro vs quad core

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbandit View Post
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    p.s. I've seen the "thanked x times in x posts" bit on the left but how does one do the thanking bit when someone has been helpful ???
    You can't yet. It requires a minimum of 25 posts. See the Post Counts and Rewards section in the FAQ.

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