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Dual Core Processors


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#1 groom03

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 02:00 PM

This is abit of a stupid question but it's been nagging me for ages.


Does a dual core processor running at 2Ghz mean that it's actually running at 4Ghz because it's dual core?
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Posted 24 August 2006 - 02:11 PM

No. Think of it as two processors in the same package. It won't finnish one task twice as fast, but it can do two tasks at once.
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Posted 24 August 2006 - 02:12 PM

So if you play games is it worth getting one?


Just to get this staright.

If you have a dual core 2Ghz processor does that mean windows can clog up one core and you can run games a 2ghz on the other core?

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 02:51 PM

If you have a dual core 2Ghz processor does that mean windows can clog up one core and you can run games a 2ghz on the other core?

Yes, that is the reason I got a dual-core processor, although I got much more than windows clogging up the other core.

If it is worth it as a gamer is a much harder and more speculative question.
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