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Setting CPU affinity in XP

By Hennerst3
Sep 20, 2009
  1. Hello,

    I had tried to set affinity for RA1 on my XP. (yes I know, an old game, but still a fav)

    Anyway, I set it to 1 cpu thread but now I think I would need to use both core (8600). But when I go into Task Manager - It is always now set to 1 cpu.

    If I change this to 2 cpu, going back into the game - it freezes on me.. I cannot set this anymore back to normal dual core mode..

    Anyone had this kind of problem before for anything?

    Thanks

    ~Hen
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    What computer do you have that has two CPU's ? What is your motherboard for resetting the BIOS?
     
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    I do not think XP is capable of setting affinities. It was designed before multiple core CPUs were common. You will need vista or 7 to do this.
     
  4. Hennerst3

    Hennerst3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey.. uhh.. dual core e8600

    Gigabyte UD3R
     
  5. Hennerst3

    Hennerst3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, Thanks

    Vista... yuck

    I'm rather interested in getting 7 though.. Might wait a few months after its initial release when the first service packs/fixes etc come out
     
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

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