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#1 reinmar

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 09:52 PM

just a question about the dual core

i have a pc with a dual core with 2.6oghz ,

i just wanna know if this 2.60ghz is the speed of the dual core or is it 2.60ghz(single) x 2 since its dual?

just wanna clarify some things. :D

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 10:09 PM

the speed is 2.6 ghz the dual core is for more processing power such as multi tasking and photo editing and such

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 10:24 PM

the dual core?

will it perform great for gaming like the 3d games?

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 10:38 PM

it depends on the specific processor
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 07:49 PM

how about his one, the game requires a processor Pentium 4 3.2ghz
and i have a Pentium® dual core 2.6ghz

will i able to run the game perfectly?

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 04:19 PM

What game are you talking about? Is it graphics intense?
And generally speaking, gaming speed is mostly dependant on the graphics card. While the processor does play a major role in overall performance, without a good video card it wont do much for gaming.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 09:59 PM

Man don't worry. :thumbsup:

This is your setup - Dual Core 2.6Ghz

What that means is you got 2 cores that can run at a max of 2.6Ghz each.
You see there is one Processor that has two cores with a speed of 2.6Ghz max.
So just Multiply 2.6Gz times 2 and that is your max speed.
And on games it also has to do a lot with Graphic Card power

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 11:06 PM

So just Multiply 2.6Gz times 2 and that is your max speed.

Well that's not exactly how it works.
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Posted 18 February 2010 - 02:19 AM

how exactly does it works?

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the game i'm talking about is modern warfare 2.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:33 AM

Dual-cores are designed...not to increase the speed of a system, but to give it the ability to do more at the same time.

I think of it this way...I have five tasks I need to accomplish in a day. Each takes a certain amount of time. There is no way that I can do all of them in a 8-hour work day.

If I ask a friend to assist me and I do 3 of the tasks and he does 2...I can get them all done.

This is in contrast to a situation where I have one task to do but it takes 8 hours for me to complete...and my friend decides to assist me and I consequently complete it in 4 hours.

The first illustrates the advantage of multicore processing, while the second could be construed to illustrate the advantage of a faster processor. The first situation results in more being accomplished, while the second results in faster accomplishment.

Unless programs are specifically written to take advantage of dual-core processing, I would not expect anything dramatic in terms of speed.

But I'm just a novice user and I don't game.

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