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    buy a second processor for my bp6?

    Ok, is there gonna be any real gain from buying a second processor? Yes, this is assuming I'm using an smp capable OS. I plan on installing NT4, and hopefully 2k if I can get a copy at some point. The only time I can think of that I might really need more power is playing games like UT or Half Life. um, what else would it be helpful for? My current processor is 366 -> 572.

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    Just keep in mind, NT does not support DirectX, so a lot of games will not run under NT.. Dual CPU's will make a big dif on some apps, but I would not do it if gaming is your main objective..

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    Most games are NOT SMP capable yet...(key word YET).

    Any CPU intensive program such as CAD, video editing, sound editing, etc will benefit greatly from dual processors. I have dual C366's running 572 MHz under Win2K just for the learning experience.

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    Well, UT does run under NT. As for whether it supports smp, I haven't a clue. I guess I'll have to research that one. I thought I heard something like even if the app doesn't support smp, it will still run better cause the os uses one processor and the game or app uses another? I was hoping one of our veteran dual processor owners could give some feedback here.

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    Win2k does support DirectX.

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    And UT is SMP capable.

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    Q3 also suport dual prosessors

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