Duo Core Processors

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Bob J, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Bob J

    Bob J Guest

    I read in a review of Vista (which was posted on this group) that Vista Home
    & Premium does not support Duo Core processors, but VB & VU do, can anyone
    explain what is meant by this statement?
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    Ian Betts Guest

    Its misleading. duel core processors are when two processors are built into
    one Bios chip, supposedly giving grater speed. Vista works with single or
    double.
     
    Ian Betts, Jul 31, 2007
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    elziko Guest

    Really?
     
    elziko, Jul 31, 2007
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  4. Richard G. Harper, Jul 31, 2007
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    xfile Guest

    Hi,

    Based on what I've learned, VB and VU are like XP Pro which can support up
    to 2 physical processors (CPU) or two CPU sockets and each physical procssor
    can have multiple "cores".

    Due core or multi-core processors combine several cores into one package (or
    die) and thuse become one physical processor and use one CPU socket, and in
    theory, those cores work as independent processors (but still needs to
    synchorize for final job completions).

    For Home editions, it should support one physical procssor (socket) with
    unlimited integrated cores, so Due Core should be fine, but I could be wrong
    :)

    My 2 cents.
     
    xfile, Jul 31, 2007
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  6. Its misleading. duel core processors are when two processors are built
    YOU are misleading big time!

    DUAL not DUEL which means fighting!!

    they are not built into a bios chip!!!

    What are you telling this person?

    DUAL CORE means 2 CPUs on one CHIP. One physical CPU. All versions of vista
    can do that.

    DUAL CPU is 2 physical CPU.
    What he means with his question is that those versions cannot support 2
    physical cpus...
    in other words 2 seperate CPU chips on a dual cpu motherboard!
    See this image http://www.ixbt.com/short/2k2-10/m762u-b.jpg
     
    Lano DeMentar, Jul 31, 2007
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  7. Bob J

    Bob J Guest

    Home Basic /Home Premium/ Business//
    Enterprise/Ultimate

    Physical processor support 1 1 2
    2 2
    Processor core support Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
    Unlimited Unlimited

    My question was not tripe, I was trying to clarify the meaning of the above
    table as it was pointed out in a previous post to this group, it was not
    intended to place any doubt on the capabilities of Vista.
    My experience with Vista has been nothing but positive.
    The previous post stated that Vista HB & P do not support more than one
    processor, which I felt would confuse users without an proper explanation.
    I would still like to know what the above table means?
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    Bob J, Jul 31, 2007
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    Bob J Guest

    Thanks to everyone for their contributions
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    Bob J, Jul 31, 2007
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    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Physical processor means processor SOCKET.

    Core support means one socket multiple cores (Intel Core2 Duo, AMD X2, and the
    new 4 core processors, and future multi-core processors that use ONE SOCKET).
     
    Cal Bear '66, Jul 31, 2007
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  10. I can't explain what was meant, but I can tell you that the statement
    is absolutely wrong.

    They do not support two *separate* processors, but all versions of
    Vista support multiple-core processors.
     
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jul 31, 2007
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    xfile Guest

    My question was not tripe, I was trying to clarify the meaning of the
    I was trying to clairify it for you based on what I've learned and never
    thought about anything else :)
     
    xfile, Jul 31, 2007
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  12. No, the advice you got was tripe; not your question. Any version of Vista
    will support one processor SOCKET with as many CORES as the single socket
    processor has. You only need advanced copies of Vista to support multiple
    processor SOCKETS.

    I apologize for the misinterpretation.

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    Richard G. Harper, Aug 1, 2007
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  13. <chuckle>

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Aug 1, 2007
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    NotMe Guest

    So Home Basic should support a quad core processor, as long as it's only 1
    socket.

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    NotMe, Aug 1, 2007
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  15. Bob J

    Bob J Guest

    I have since carried out a detailed search and find on MS and other sites
    and, the basic answer is, yes.
    There is plenty of info around about the subject.
    It does not say things will not work, but if you have a high end CPU and
    using VB & VP you will not necessarily get the full value of such a CPU.
    Anyway my curiosity is satisfied at this stage
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    Bob J, Aug 1, 2007
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  16. Correct.

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    Richard G. Harper, Aug 1, 2007
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