quote:Originally posted by: VenomWhats great about dual core is running more than one program at a time, without ever bugging down the one CPU so that EVERYTHING runs slow with a single core CPU. Ever have a program calculate a lot of stuff and have your mouse pointer stop moving/slow down and not be able to do anything? Won't happen with dual core. Games right now don't take advantage of the second core, but I suspect they will very soon because of the new consoles being multi core systems. I upgraded my A64 single core to a dual core Opteron (running at the same speed as the A64 X2 4800+) and won't look back. Haven't seen a single slow down in windows or other programs yet.