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  1. #1 Windows 7 with processors (not a repeated post) 
    Forum Freshman Samuel P's Avatar
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    I was told that Windows 7 is able to take full advantage of dual core processors, making it run much more quickly. (In comparison to XP, along with it now being the same speed as OS/Linux)

    Of course, I was told this by somebody selling computers at PC WORLD and I was wondering, is this true? Or is it simply a marketing gimmick that has spawn from a faster operating system?

    I'm not too good with computers, but I'm not completely incompitant, so I can grasp basic concepts such as RAM etc. But nothing too technical.

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    XP also had multi threaded support, but Windows 7 manages it better. I have an oldish 5200+ AMD running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on 2.5GB ram and I have no speed issues at all. In fact, Windows 7 is the best Microsoft OS I have worked with so far(from Win 98 to date) by quite a margin and certainly much better than Vista.


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    Yer I've heard about Windows 7 having muti threaded support.

    I've concluded that the majority of it is marketing gimmicks, but Windows 7 is faster and works much faster with dual core processors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel P
    Yer I've heard about Windows 7 having muti threaded support.

    I've concluded that the majority of it is marketing gimmicks, but Windows 7 is faster and works much faster with dual core processors.

    Thanks KALSTER

    Yes W7 has multithread support. I have W7 on a quad core 2.4Ghz and I still havent made my system lag at all and I am a pro gamer that multi tasks between projects games research music and video. I run two vm's with my W7 XP and Linux with no problems and no over heating ( yes some how it stays coller compared to XP)
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