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Will I see an increase in performance if I use Windows 7 Professional over Home Premium? Regarding multiple physical cores

I have 2 physical cores and Home Premium specs say it only recognizes one but Pro recognizes multiple. If I swap out my Home Premium with Pro will I see an increase in performance? I have an Intel i5 ...
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How to find out the total number of virtual core your CPU has

This is the specification of my computer however i have problem finding out how many virtual cores are there in total . I would like to know if there is any command in windows 7 which would help me ...
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How can I tweak Windows 7 or 8 to Utilize Multi Core Processors?

Nowadays, desktop and workstations are getting more powerful as they have multi-core processors. For the versions of Windows that support multi-core processors, do these versions actually utilize ...
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Multiple cores = better multitasking?

Specifically I am looking at either the i5-3570k or the FX-8350, but it made me think of a more general specific question on how multiple cores can improve general multitasking. Been reading a lot of ...
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Can Windows 7 run on a 4 processor workstation?

I am looking to buy a new workstation to run a custom app that is heavily cpu intensive. Right now it runs on a Windows 7 (64bit) dual processor (intel 5690) workstation with 192 gb of ram. So, the ...
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What is the effect of booting with additional cores?

I was reading about ways to enhance speed in Windows 7, and I read that you can enable Windows to boot off of four cores vs one to boot faster. Is there a reason why you do not want to use all four ...
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Is Windows 7 better at utilizing multi-core processors than Windows xp?

Is Windows 7 better at utilizing multi-core processors than Windows xp? Better to have some explanation and proofs with the answer(yes or no).
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Why is my dual-core CPU recognized as a quad-core one?

My processor is an Intel Core i3-380m. As you can see, it's 2 cores and 4 threads. Although, both Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7 seem to think it's a quad-core CPU: Why is this? Is it because there ...
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Does using a hexacore CPU make sense?

I'm currently planning to upgrade my computer system and I want to exchange CPU, board and RAM. I already had a look at some hexacore-CPUs from AMD and would like to know if it makes any sense to use ...
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Windows Virtual PC, multi-core possible?

I have a PC based on a "Intel i7 975". My OS is "Win7 Ultimate 64bit", and I have installed "Windows Virtual PC" + "XP Mode". My problem is that only ONE core is virtualized, so, can I virtualize two ...
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How to tell how many CPUs (cores) you have on Windows 7

I got me a nice new laptop and I want to know a bit more about the hardware. How can I see how many CPUs my computer has in Windows 7? (Note: Clicking on Start->Right clicking on Computer-> ...
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Boot camp not utilizing all cores on Mac Pro

I've recently inherited a MacPro2, 1 for a new development machine. I have a decent-sized disease transmission simulation that needs to be run several thousand times. The model is written in C# and ...
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How to disable 2 cores on a quadcore i7?

I have a laptop with a quadcore i7 that runs hot. I don't need 2 of the cores. How can I shut them off?
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Windows 7 crashes with STOP 0x101 (“A clock interrupt was not received..”) every time the laptop tries to sleep

I have an HP Compaq nc8430 with a new install of Windows 7 (32 bit). Every time I sleep the laptop, it crashes. It also crashes sometimes just during normal use. It does hibernate properly. The only ...
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Can Linux be run under Windows 7?

In Windows 7 if you have a multi-core processor you can run virtual machines. There is something called XP mode which lets you do a full XP install and lets you run XP just like the real thing, ...