Will putting a dual 1 ghz in to a singe 1.25 ghz MDD system be faster?

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Will putting a dual 1 ghz in to a singe 1.25 ghz MDD system be faster?

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under mac os X, that dual 1gh

under mac os X, that dual 1ghz machine should hammer that single core 1.25ghz...

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it also depends on usage, if

it also depends on usage, if you usually only run 1 app at a time, then you shouldn't notice much of a difference, it might even be a little slower. but if you run multiple apps at a time then the dual should be noticeably faster.

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multi threaded?

I would think that a multithreaded program would be much faster if you're running only 1 app, as well.

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Re: multi threaded?

vieuxnez wrote:

I would think that a multithreaded program would be much faster if you're running only 1 app, as well.

they will be, only if they are multithreaded. if they are not then they are bound by the speed of the single cpu unless you run more then 1 single-threaded Apps at once.

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1 program that is S.T. on the dual 1ghz cpu will run a tad bit slower then on a single 1.25ghz cpu

now if the App is M.T. then running it on a dual 1ghz will show a huge difference when compared to a single 1.25ghz no matter if its only 1 app or more then 1 app

i would not know if you would run multiple S.T Apps at once if it would show the difference between the dual or single

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The OS, though

Would probably get much use out of one processor, while the other processor could be devoted to a single application. The kernel is multithreaded, after all, so you'd probably get a performance boost out of just about anything you'd do. (unless, of course, you can figure out a way to run the OS with only one mach task)

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