I'd heartily encourage everyone buying a new PC to go dual (or quad ifThe single situation where multi-cores/multi-CPU's really benefit, is when you have a process run amok. On a single core machine, you can hardly get to the task manager to beat it on its head. On these new machines, it is still snappy even in this situation.
budget allows) core. There's very little price premium and you do get
nearly twice the potential performance. Even if your apps are
single-threaded and can't take advantage of the second core, the OS will
use one while your app uses the other.
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