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    x2 and Windows

    Hi,

    To take advantage of dual cores, do you need XP Pro, or does Home support them as well?

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    XP home support dual core as well. The best thing to do to ensure stability is to do a fresh install of XP when using an X2 processor. If you still get problems install the amd x2 windows driver.

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    i think you need SP1 as a minimum - the RTM version of Xp Home is licensed for 1 core, SP1 for 1 physical CPU

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    Rtm?

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    That means the initial release of Windows (i.e. the one that came out in 2001, before SP1).

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    I asked something similar on the OS board, but the response then was that home did not support dual core (only hyper threading).

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    XP Home will support up to one physical processor(1-2 cores). XP Pro will support up to two physical processors (1-4 cores).

    You can thank AMD and Intel for pressuring MS into the support of dual core CPU's with Win XP Home and Pro.

    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/h...multicore.mspx
    http://news.com.com/Microsoft+math+d...l?tag=nefd.top
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