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Old 27-06-2008
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is xp pro capable of using quad core

Can anyone tell me for a power user with lot of multitasking, will Windows XP benefit from using Quad Core like for example Intel core 2 quad Q6600? Also, what about the current computer with dual core cpu replaced by a new quad core, does anyone have to do anything besides reactivating the operating system? Thanks.

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Re: is xp pro capable of using quad core

You will not notice too much if the applications you have will not utilize it. If you have a motherboard then all you need to do is change CPUs, you will not even have to run a repair installation or activate OS again.
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Re: is xp pro capable of using quad core

Thanks for the reply, so you mean to say that Windows XP will only be able to use atmost 2 cores that is the limitation of the OS? What is the limit of Vista OS then?
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Windows XP will be able to support 2 processors without any issue, the number of cores are usually irrelevant.
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