Dual.core optimizer and Windows X64

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by fabianX, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. fabianX

    fabianX Guest

    hello for everybody.

    I use Windows xp x64 edition with AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor. I've installed
    driver for microprocessor but i don know if i need to install "dual-core
    optimizer" on X64 edition.

    Is that app only for X86 version?'

    Please, help me

    fabianX, Jan 4, 2008
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  2. fabianX

    Tom Ferguson Guest

    I believe the driver only has application for certain games that bypass the
    Windows API for timing by directly using the RDTSC (Read Time Stamp Counter)
    instruction. Such applications can experience certain video performance
    problems on dual-core processors. If you are experiencing no such problems,
    the driver has no relevance to you. If in doubt, the maker of the MoBo might
    be a good starting point for specific information and advice.

    MSMVP 1998-2007
    Tom Ferguson, Jan 5, 2008
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  3. Tony Sperling, Jan 5, 2008
  4. Don't install it, it's a buggy driver.

    Skybuck Flying, Jan 5, 2008
  5. fabianX

    Hatter Guest

    Intel recently delivered new compilers to help with creating better
    optimized code for multi-core systems, especially the upcoming Penryn

    I don't think anything short of putting compilers in the hands of
    programmers at every level is going to offer improvements. Quad-core and
    above systems have new problems, getting data and code to the core where it
    is needed, and not bouncing around between cores, and to find how to create
    threads that are efficient.

    Most of the discussion of multi-tasking and multi-threading have dealt with
    time slicing and using one cpu, or multiple cpus but not with multiple cpus
    that are also dual and quad-core.
    Hatter, Jan 5, 2008
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