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Old 20th August, 2007, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Pitch View Post
I had suspected that. So of the shelf, 2K only suppors two threads?
Not exactly. The number of threads you can run and the number of CPUs you can have are completely unrelated. A single CPU can potentially handle thousands of threads, Windows supports that. However, Windows2K Pro only allows up to two physical CPUs. This restraint is arbitrary on the part of MS. While the code necessary to properly support multiple CPUs is more difficult and complex than the code necessary to support a single CPU, once you can handle two CPUs, you can handle many more than two with minimal effort in most cases.
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