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Centrino Duo Processor Question

Hi, i own an Acer Aspire 5601 AWLMi, if you look it up its soppose to come with a 1.60 ghz proc, but mine came with a 1.73 ghz proc, buts thats not my problem. This may sound like a newbie question, but i have a game that require a 2.0 ghz proc to play, but since its as centrino duo thats that make it any greater than an average 1.73 centrino proccessor? Id also like to know what the difference between duo proc, and a reg proc
Thanks

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For a comparison, my 1.66 Core Duo ( Centrino Duo is the mobile platform wich regroups the CPU, chipset, Wi-Fi and IGP - in some case ) beats a Pentium 4 3.4 GHz in some benchmark tests like SuperPi.

In most cases, it is the GPU ( graphics processing unit ) that "decides" if the game works or not.

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so even tho the requirements are 2.0 and my proc is a 1.73 will it still work? i dont want to go and blow 50 bucks just to find out i cant use it

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Download the demo

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If you want to be sure if its work, simply download the demo ( if available ).

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Duo proc and reg proc...

In reply to: Centrino Duo Processor Question

Duo proc means that it is like a dual core processor, e.g. Core Duo, Core 2 Duo, Pentium D, Athlon 64 x2, Turion 64x2, so that the computer can execute 2 instructions at the same time unlike a single core processor, e.g. Pentium M, Athlon 64, Turion, Pentium, Pentium II, Pentium III. If you open Task Manager you can see a graph per CPU and in dual core systems there will be 2 graphs while single cores will have 1 and those with Hyper Threading will have the appearance of 2 but not really have 2 cores. There are some new procs out called quad cores which have 4 cores which is a lot of power but there are some shortcomings in terms of software harnessing all of this additional power optimally.

Regards,
JB

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