AMD 4200+ X2 Configuration

By JimShady23
Jul 12, 2006
  1. Just installed a brand spankin new 4200+ i have heard there is a particular setting you need to enble or tinker with in XP to optimize the second core ? If anyone can enlighten me that be great...Thanks guys
  2. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Windows currently does not utilse 2 cores. There is really nothing you the momment.
  3. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    I read somewhere that it can take an advantage of muilt procs, but only 5% of windows can.
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    That is false, Windows is capable of using both cores & dispatch the working processes between both cores. If you encode a movie while playing a game for example, the encoder will use one core while the game uses the other.

    AMD has released a dual-core utility or "optimizer" that fixes a few issues with such configurations on Windows. You might want to install that.

    ps. if in the performance tab of the task manager you see two CPU graphs, Windows has detected both cores & is using them.
  5. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    I will see if I can find my link. But, it was the same thing I was thinking.
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