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Re: Laptop help
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> Actually, Kris, my apologies for the OT but since you asked about
> favoring one core or another, there is some adaptive sw that sometimes
> needs to run on one core as opposed to either one...
> So some people need to configure it to favor one core...
> Have a great evening!...
This still doesn't answer my question. First, software companies can write
their software to make better use of the Intel core duo technology, but
is not required to benefit from the increased performance. So, folks don't
have to worry about wasting the new technolog if they don't have special
software written to use it.
Second, if they do write their applications to take advantage of the
technology, it doesn't necessarily mean that the end user has to manually
configure anything in the software to do this. In fact, it would be in
best interest (given the preponderance of end users who think they can
second guess the designers of the software) to write the software to that
automatically takes advantage of the core duo without end user
So my question is, can you find me someone who is using a piece of looping
software where they are manually configuring it to specifically take
advantage of the Intel core duo technology. I'd like to see the
configuration menu and what exactly it is giving them the option to do
> At 06:14 PM 6/17/2007 -0600, you wrote:
>>---- Original Message ----- From: "Rainer Thelonius Balthasar
>>>Another thing someone mentioned to me recently is that PCMCIA will be a
>>>thing of the past soon - so if for some reason you absolutely want a
>>>solution with its own interface card (RME cardbus, E-Mu etc.), it might
>>>sense to wait for a PCIExpress solution as otherwise you would run into
>>>problem that soon you won't be able to get a laptop which accepts the
>>It will be a while before all laptops have only the new version. My
>>Thinkpad T60 has a slot that runs both. That will be the standard for a
>>while. And even then I imagine here will be backwards compatibility.
>>>And make sure to use software which supports multiple cores, as e.g.
>>>Live does, or otherwise be sure to configure it in a way that the
>>>application runs on one core, the audio interface's drivers on another.
>>You don't need software that supports an Intel duo
>>core to take advantage of the technology. It operates and makes
>>for you in
>>the background. Who do you know that is configuring software to take
>>one Intel duo core vs. another? I've never heard of this. The duo core
>>not the same thing as what most people think of multiple processors, in
>>and OS's, like UNIX on HP servers, etc.
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