Originally posted by klevenskiy
So not all software can utilize the power of both processors? Isn't the OS supposed to split watever load evenly between the 2 processors? That's the questions I can't find out for sure anywhere. I have researched and asked a bunch of my friends and some source say yes, some no. So I am comfused.
Here is the deal.
You need Windows XP Pro(64) or Windows 2000 to take have the OS even recognize the multiple CPU's
And if you have the OS that will support it, you can tell windows what programs you want on which processor "Set Affinity"
But to really take advantage of multiple CPU's, you need programs that support SMP (Symmetrical Multi-Processing), programs with SMP will fully take advantage by sending out multiple threads rather than 1.
This is different than "Set Affinity", because with the affinity set for each program, the process is still only sending out 1 thread, but to a specific CPU.