Windows Vista and Duo Core Processors

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Red XIII, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. Red XIII

    Red XIII Guest

    I've heard that only Business Editions and up take advantage of the Duo Core,
    or Core Duo Processors. Can anyone confirm this, and what's the performance
    difference?
     
    Red XIII, Jan 31, 2007
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  2. All versions of Windows Vista work equally well
    with all Duo Core processors. All Vista editions
    are based on the same Windows Vista kernel.

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    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User

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    :

    I've heard that only Business Editions and up take advantage of the Duo Core,
    or Core Duo Processors. Can anyone confirm this, and what's the performance
    difference?
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Jan 31, 2007
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  3. That question was nothing to do with activation.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Jan 31, 2007
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  4. All flavors of Vista support the Core 2 Duo. It is still a single CPU,
    just with 2 cores.

    Dustin Harper

    http://www.vistarip.com
     
    Dustin Harper, Jan 31, 2007
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  5. No, because it's not true. All versions have the same support for dual core
    processors.
     
    Tom Porterfield, Jan 31, 2007
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  6. Red XIII

    Beck Guest

    LOL anyone for a biscuit?
     
    Beck, Jan 31, 2007
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  7. Limitations on processor support in Windows XP and Windows Vista are on
    processor SOCKETS, not processor CORES. As long as the processor plugs into
    one physical socket it is supported by any Windows version.

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    Richard G. Harper, Jan 31, 2007
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  8. There has been some question due to the home version and the quad core
    since it is two dies in one package. I haven't heard anything to say
    whether or not this has been validated or debunked.

    Any word?

    Dustin Harper

    http://www.vistarip.com
     
    Dustin Harper, Feb 1, 2007
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  9. Not dual core, but dual processor. Business and up support dual processors
    (sockets). All editions support multi-core procs. The one proc that the
    Home editions support can be multi-core.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Feb 1, 2007
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  10. The Home editions address one socket. The quad-core you describe is still
    in a single socket package and is supported as such.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Feb 1, 2007
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  11. As Colin says, it is based on number of sockets, not processors. Since a
    quad-core processor would still use a single socket, it would be supported
    by Home.
     
    Tom Porterfield, Feb 1, 2007
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