Posted 10 January 2006 - 09:10 AM
It isn't that dual cores are less stable but that they sometimes screw up scripts and stuff in games. I've had it happening in Serious Sam 2 and Call of Duty 2, but you can easily fix it buy setting the games affinity to only one core, besides the 1.1 patch in Cod2 fixed it. Nor is it so that single core processors are bad at multi-tasking, thanks to Windows, they are horrible in heavy multitasking situation, although such situations aren't that common.
If price really isn't an issue there is always the FX-60, which is as fast as the FX-57 in single threaded situations but is a dual core processor so it gets all the advantages.
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