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Use both cores in dual core Cpu?

Discussion in 'Acer' started by Ryssen12, May 17, 2010.

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  1. Ryssen12

    Ryssen12 Notebook Consultant

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    Planing on upgrading my Aspire 5100 with a dualcore cpu,is there anyway of using both cores on software that is not specially written for it?

    Edit: Does the ZM-85: 2300 MHz work to? It says S1 sockel.
     
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    techiediva Notebook Consultant

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    doubt a ZM-85 will work, look for a S1G1(generation1) cpu.
     
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    Ryssen12 Notebook Consultant

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    Ok,do you think the cooling can manage a TL-68 2,4Ghz?
     
  4. TehSuigi

    TehSuigi Part-time Acer Moderator

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    If software isn't multi-threaded (capable of using more than one core), then you can't split the work.
    Thankfully, more and more programs are multi-threaded. And in the cases where they're still single-threaded, having a dual-core CPU means that you can multitask better.
    Specs for the Aspire 5100 are here; looks like the Turion 64 X2 TL-50 would be the best shot as it's already listed, or at least something in the same family as the TL-50.
     
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    Arminator Notebook Evangelist

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    May be you could get TL-60 it is a bit faster and good. And they are same generation.
     
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    Greg Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    As far as using both cores, while individual single threaded programs cannot take advantage of both cores the OS will effectively use all cores to run both your software and all the background processes that are needed on the PC. You will still benefit, greatly, from getting a dual core CPU.
     
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    Just bought a TL-66 on ebay,read on another forum that it should work.
    Will report back...
     
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    xps400mediacenter Notebook Consultant

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    What version of the Aspire 5100 do you have? Don't you already have a dual-core? Or did you just buy a faster one?
     
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    No I have a single core 2Ghz.I read on another forum that this would work.
     
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    xps400mediacenter Notebook Consultant

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    Hmm that is strange I have the Aspire 5100 but it has dual 1.7 cores. I think there is at least two models of the 5100 but I thought both had dual cores. It's interesting.
     

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