How many cpu chips are needed for a dual core motherboard?

Answer According to Scott Mueller of Mueller Technical Research, a dual-core processor contains two processor cores within a single physical chip, so a dual-core motherboard only needs a single dual-core ... Read More »

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Does Windows XP Home support dual-core chips?

Windows XP Home does support dual- and quad-core processors, provided that there is only one processor in the system. Windows XP Professional has support for both multi-core processors and up to tw... Read More »

Will a Pentium dual core CPU work with an ECS RS400-A motherboard?

The ECS RS400-A motherboard is not certified to support the Intel Pentium D processor. ECS has tested the motherboard and certified it to support Socket 775-based Pentium 4 and Celeron D processors... Read More »

Can Gigabyte ga-k8n sli motherboard support 939 Opteron 180 dual core processor ?

No it does not support the AMD Opteron 180(Dual,2.4GHz,2MB) N/A = not supported at the end of the Operton 180 lineThe Opteron 185(Dual,2.6GHz,2MB) 2000 F9C is supported since bios version F9... Read More »

If I were to go from a 2.6ghz dual core to a 3.2 ghz dual core, would it make a difference?

There's not a lot of discernible difference -…Compare those ratings with a Phenom II x6 in the high end chart, those score near 6 times more (not 6x faste... Read More »