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Juan Pena Sep 02, 2008, 06:54pm EDT Report Abuse
Hello all:

A few weeks ago I bought this new mobo +cpu + ram. I installed xp sp2 and all updates except sp3; I will try this in a few weks, but not just yet.

I know there are some amd drivers for fixes for amd double-core cpus but have not installed them. The computer is working normally, no problems.

However, I wonder if I should install these programs for double-core systems. Will I gain stability? will the system run any faster? As I have a tv-out card I use to watch cable on my computer monitor and I use digital photo programs (Elements and Photoshop) quite frequently, will my system be just better with these drivers?

I know, "if it ain't broken, don't fix it" but I wonder: Should I?

Thanks in advance, Juan.


Asus M2N-SLI
Amd Athlon 64 X2 @3200
2 x 2gb DDR 800 dual channel
40 gb ide , 500 gb sata
DVD +/-RW
CD-RW
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FordGT90Concept Sep 02, 2008, 07:14pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Install double-core software or not?
AMD Dual-Core Optimizer Version 1.1.4:
http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/0,,30_1...06,00.html


It essentially fixes a bug in Athlon 64 X2 processors. If you need it, you need it. I know I had to install it because a game required it...

It doesn't make anything faster.

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Juan Pena Sep 03, 2008, 04:59am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Install double-core software or not?
Thanks for your input.

That driver is for games, it read. I am not at all into games, so I doubt that will help me.

Any other contribution? Should I install the amd processor driver? or the amd dual core hotfix? Any other thing you can think of?

Again, thanks in advance, Juan.

Asus M2N-SLI
Amd Athlon 64 X2 @3200
2 x 2gb DDR 800 dual channel
40 gb ide , 500 gb sata
DVD +/-RW
CD-RW
Juan Pena Sep 03, 2008, 04:55pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Install double-core software or not?
Anybody else would like to forward their opinion? There are many people using these cpus; what is your take on my question? Should I? Should I not?

Thanks in advance, Juan.

Asus M2N-SLI
Amd Athlon 64 X2 @3200
2 x 2gb DDR 800 dual channel
40 gb ide , 500 gb sata
DVD +/-RW
CD-RW
FordGT90Concept Sep 03, 2008, 05:41pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Install double-core software or not?
I have an Opteron 180. That optimizer I linked is the only thing I use because some software requires it to function properly. I don't use any other AMD-provided software.

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Liquid Shadow Sep 03, 2008, 05:52pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Install double-core software or not?
I also have an Opteron 180, I installed the optimizer when I was in XP but haven't used it ever since I'm on Vista.



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Juan Pena Sep 05, 2008, 10:23am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Install double-core software or not?
And what about the OS? Would a 64bit OS help the machine in any way?

Thanks in advance, Juan.

Asus M2N-SLI
Amd Athlon 64 X2 @3200
2 x 2gb DDR 800 dual channel
40 gb ide , 500 gb sata
DVD +/-RW
CD-RW


 

    
 
 

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