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Will Home Premium support a Pentium D Dual Core?


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#1 bigalexe

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 06:25 PM

According to a table at Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions it says that the maximum supported CPU Core's for Windows 7 Home Premium Edition is 1. Does this mean the OS itself will not support a dual core in its own operation, or does it mean that it will nullify any Dual Core support on the system thus rendering a Dual Core useless?

It seems that only supporting a single core is rather stupid considering I bought my computer 3 years ago, I don't see why they would even release an OS that doesn't support hardware 3 years old, especially considering there are now QUAD-Core machines.
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 10:24 PM

Replying to my own thread:

Upon further reading the chart states "Number of Physical CPU's" and not "Number of Cores" so any version of Windows will run even a Quad-Core as long as they are on ONE single chip.
AMD Phenom II X6 2.8ghz
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