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Turning off one core in a daul core pc

by Naku / October 17, 2006 7:17 AM PDT

i need to know how to turn off one of the cores temporarly so i can play some games that have not been patched for daul core processors that crash and or play crappy even though i have well above minimum and recomended requirnments

AMD athlone 64 4600 X2
Windows home editios SP2
2gb ram
EVGA motherbaord
XFX nvida GeForce 7600 GT
250 western digital hard dirve
80gb western digital hard drive

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Don't think you can
by jackson dougless / October 17, 2006 7:38 AM PDT

And it shouldn't be causing your games to crash or perform poorly. What should happen, is the game is simply unable to utilize the second core, and runs as on a single core.

If your games are crashing or performing poorly, it's likely a result of something else. I'd do the usual, such as make sure all unnecessary programs are not running, services are kept to a minimum, malware and virus sweeps, update to the latest drivers for video and audio cards, update motherboard chipset drivers, that sort of thing. You'll also want to make sure you've got a strong enough power supply for all that high end gear, and that you have adequate cooling.

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by Naku / October 17, 2006 7:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Don't think you can

well iv been told many times u can turn off one core and games that don't support daul core will perform badly or crash if it isnt patched or one isn't turned off and i have well enough power supply the games that work are alot more stressful on a computer than ROME ttoal war BF2 HalfLife2 ect ect all run fine maxed out but ROME just crashes and the SIMS2 runs crappy and everything has been updated

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Try using Task Manager...
by Edward ODaniel / October 17, 2006 12:03 PM PDT
In reply to: gah

to set the afinity of the game's process to one core.

Are you sure you can't turn it off in the BIOS on your machine (The Dell Inspirion has a setting to disable/enable)?

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