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    Windows XP and Dual Core X2

    Hey

    Im getting a new gaming rig and need to pay the M$ tax...
    Im getting the AMD 4800 X2 (dual core) CPU...

    I heard that Windows XP Home cannot support multi processing...

    So is it best to go with Windows XP Pro or Home for a dual core gaming rig and why???

    Are there any issues with using Dual core AMD and XP Home???

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    windows is licensed per-socket not per-core, as of SP1

    i.e. XP Home will run on dual, quad, or 32-core processors fine, just not a 2-socket dual-cpu setup

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    Ah ok kool thanks for clearing that up

    Yeah XP home cant take more than 1 physical processor.. but can take a dual core chip... kool

    Thankz very much

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      • Motherboard:
      • MSI X99A Gaming 7
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 5280k
      • Memory:
      • 32GiB ADATA DDR4
      • Storage:
      • Corsair Neutron XT 960GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G Twin Frozr 5
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrivatePyle
    They licensce it per processor? Jeez microsnot really are penny pinchers.
    companies such as Oracle license per core - buy a bunch of newer processors for your datacenter, double your license fees

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    Good luck with the purchase...

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