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Dual core on XP Home version

By northwood ·
Does XP Home version support dual core computer?

If I install XP Home version onto a dual core computer, will XP home recognize and use the two CPUs?

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Dual core on XP Home ver ...

Not really you are far better off using XP Pro as it has support for 2 CPU's which is effectively what 1 Dual Core CPU is.

If you load Home onto a computer with a Dual Core CPU it will work but only on one of the cores so you are wasting your money in buying a High End CPU.


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Home does support Dual Core

by tim.mcgovern In reply to

XP Home does not support multiple *processors* but does support Dual Core.

Microsoft defines a processor as a module that plugs into a socket. That processor can be dual-core, multithreaded, or both, and XP Home will still support it.

You have full support of dual core processors in the XP Home. You can even set affinity to one CPU0 or CPU1.

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by Wrench97 In reply to Dual core on XP Home ver ...

XP home works just fine on dual core chips. It comes
Loaded on new PC'S from Dell with dual core intels

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