Dual Processor Scenarios
No, I don't think so. A long Word doc with photos and such will take up memory, but don't confuse that with how much your CPU is being utilized. One way to check is to open up a Windows Task Manager window. There's a window that shows CPU usage. I think a lot of people believe that having "lots of windows open" will utilize a dual core setup. It won't. I currently have 6 windows open, and my CPU usage is 0%. Word hardly ever uses the CPU, and if so, only for a few seconds. What we're talking about here is burning a CD, WHILE playing a CPU intesive game. Or rendering stuff in Photoshop that takes a minute or so. If you don't do these things, the benefits of a dual core will NOT be noticed. This applies to most users, in most scenarios.
I buttume this is a follow up of a previous thread where we both participated. That's why I recommended that the OP in that thread buy a higher clock single core CPU with the same money. -- Charles C. Shyu
Opnions please on new XPS Gen 5 & Accessories
On Sun, 24 Jul 2005 02:23:09 GMT, in alt.sys.pc-clone.dell, "Charles C. It really depends on how you use your...