XP upgrade to Win 7 question

April 2, 2010 at 05:48:26
Specs: XP, 2.5 gb ddr2
My PC spec as below:

Intel Core i3 530 - 2.93 ghz
Asus H55 Motherboard
2GB DDR3 Ram
500 Gb hard disk
Intergrated Graphic

I heard somebody say that windows xp just
support dual core, and windows 7 can support
more than 4 core?

May i know that i upgrade to windows 7 will
the pc speed will faster than xp?

thanks


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#1
April 2, 2010 at 09:40:55
the speed will be the same no matter what OS you use, the speed of a system is based on the hardware and connection speeds, and the system will only run at the speed of the slowest component, cpu/mem/hdd/mobo bus, however using win 7 will get the most out of your system and appear to very fast, in my opinion.

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but cant help myself....


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#2
April 2, 2010 at 12:45:52
Sometimes when you reload any OS it fixes a lot of hidden problems. It may be that there is some issue that either XP or W7 would fix.

Windows 7 will not speed up that system. It may offer other benefits that many people may wish to have but XP in almost every test on every web page I have seen always runs faster. It might get very much slower if you put 64 bit W7 on it. 32 bit should be supported but go to MS site and run their compatibility program before you buy W7.

The issue is physical processors not cores. They are different. And it depends on versions of the products.

I am kind of surprised that you have XP on such a newish system.

That system also supports Virtual systems so it may help in some cases to run a VM with another OS.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#3
April 3, 2010 at 12:18:10
"I heard somebody say that windows xp just support dual core, and windows 7 can support more than 4 core?"

Nope!

XP does support multi-core processing. XP Pro supports up to two physical CPUs, regardless of how many cores there are on the CPU. XP Home, however, only supports one physical CPU regardless of how many cores there are on the CPU.

Personally, I would go with Windows 7 on the above machine, it is better suited for multi-core processing than XP, but, the application that you will be running on the machine is what will determine if your machine will make the best use of the multi-core processing capabilities. In other words, having Windows 7 will not multi-thread an application that is not multi-core coded or enhance it for multi-core processing.

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