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Does XP support Core 2 Duo

by aek1976 / July 21, 2007 6:26 AM PDT

I bought a new laptop HP core 2 Duo 2GHZ. Does XP prof SP2 support this technology?

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by Kees Bakker / July 21, 2007 6:31 AM PDT

Or do you notice your laptop doesn't run? Then I would call it "not supported".

Go into the middle tab of task manager (crtl-alt-dell) and you'll see the 2 cores being used somewhat differently.


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by jackson dougless / July 21, 2007 6:53 AM PDT

XP treats dual core chips like dual CPU systems, and aside from a few little details, they essentially are. Besides, it would be very difficult for Intel and AMD to market multi-core chips if the dominate operating system didn't support them. They've both been working with Microsoft for some time regarding this, and if need be, they would have created special drivers to make them work.

Now, whether or not the support for dual core chips in Windows is as good as you could get from an operating system like Linux is a little unlikely, but the simple fact remains that without Windows supporting it, it would be a very tough prospect to move these chips.

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