||03-04-2005 07:23 AM
Dual processor vs. Dual core cs. single on home machine
I am in the market to upgrade my motherboard and processor (as soon as I have the funds) and I was curious if I would see any benefits from having a dual processor system on my home machine. I searched through the HCL and didn't see much mention of them. I am a computer science graduate student so I program a fair amount and I have some upcoming projects that will likely be fairly computationally intensive. Will I notice the difference? Is it worth the extra money to have that second processor around? and if I don't get two processors, what about the dual-core processors that both AMD and Intel are releasing? I currently run slackware 10.1 and I was also curious if there were any distributions/tweaks that would be especially helpful in taking advantage of a dual processor/dual-core system. Sorry for the barrage of questions, but I felt they were closely intertwined enough not to be deserving of their own threads. Thanks for the help!!