Dual Core CPU Upgrade
Hey Hey! So with it being the holiday season and all, I was thinking about asking for a new processor for my home web/mail server. Right now I'm running a CentOS box with Apache/Postfix, and I also use GNUCash and VNC on occasion. Right now I have a 3GHZ P4 630, but I was thinking about making the switch to dual core, probably the Pentium D 930.
So my question is, how well would a LAMP server take advantage of a dual core cpu? All of the reviews I've read show that dual core cpu's only offer noticeable gains in a multitasking environment. I was thinking that a service like apache, which creates a new instance with each new connection, would really benefit from having the second core.
Whatcha think? Would it be worth the upgrade to dual core? Or should I just ask for a Wii?