RE: DUAL CORE PROCESSORS?
Windows was designed to Multitask, correct, but a processor is still only able to do one task at a time. Dual core processors are able to perform 2 tasks at once. While Windows may make it appear that your computer can do more than one thing, this is truely not the case. Windows controls who, or what program will get the processor first. All this, of course, is happening in the background, so to the user, it would appear that 2 things (or more) are happening at once. Processors, until recently, have been unable to perform more than one task. Think of Dual core as having 2 processors in your computer (although due to bus width and other factors, it will never perform up to a true dual processor system.
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