For what it's worth, I've been running a Dual 550 system close to a year
now, first with NT 4 WKS, now with W2K. I was running NT 4 WKS on a single
chip system before so that part of the change didn't matter. Of course it
doesn't feel like 1,100MHz, but it doesn't feel like 550MHz either. The apps
may or may not take advantage of the second chip, it doesn't matter to me. I
can have more apps running simultaneously and don't have a speed/resource
degradation because of it. Things just happen, the system is definitely
quicker to respond, no matter what is running at the time. I can say that
now I am actually multitasking, or closer to it, instead of fast swapping
like before with a single chip and W9X. After working with a dual system I
won't go back to a single chip system.
"Nasser, David" wrote:
> Subject: Re: Dual V.S. Single Processor
> On 14 Jul 00, at 16:44, Art Coleman wrote:
> >In a dual application, it is my understanding that using two 500 MHZ
> >processors does not mean that the combined processors will operate at 1
> >GHz, but the system will still operate well in excess of 500 MHZ.
> "There are a mere handful of multi-threaded applications
> (i.e. CAD) capable of using dual Intel cpu's. If you run
> garden-variety PC applications (i.e. Microsofty Word, Excel, etc)
> on, say, a dual 500 mhz system, you can expect to get something
> like the throughput associated with a single 500 mhz cpu system."
> Maybe Mr. Coleman had already discovered this. Maybe he hadn't.
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