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Re: Laptop help
Ah, my apologies Kris, I misunderstood your question. -And, thanks
much for your answer to my own...
Just as an FYI, the users in the situation I was talking about needed
configure windows to run the particular app favoring only one of the two
cores, as the devs used a security scheme which used a processor ID to
identify the machine it was running on, and apparently didn't take into
account dual core systems, so each time the computer would boot, it would
assign that particular app to start indiscriminately on either core, and
the app would see a different ID for the processor, and would have a cow,
thinking that it was not running on the same machine all the time and
telling the user that it was then not a registered and fully functional
copy. ick! go figure...
anyway, again, my apologies for the OT and I definitely agree with you
on users letting the devs design the functionality into the sw, rather
trying to do it themselves after the fact, though I do understand the
motivation behind it...
Anyway, blah blah blah! Have a great day!!!...
At 09:00 PM 6/17/2007 -0600, you wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>> 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
>their software to make better use of the Intel core duo technology, but
>this 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
>their 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 is 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
>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
>>>>sense to wait for a PCIExpress solution as otherwise you would run
>>>>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
>>>decisions 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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