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I have an AMD Dual Core Processor, 3GB RAM and windows 7 32-bit installed.

Is there any benefit to having both processors running?

I noticed under the advanced boot options in "msconfig" that my computer was normally booting up with just 1 processor, so for kicks I switched it to 2. Will I notice any difference?

Why was it set to 1 to begin with from the factory?
 

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Just looked at msconfig.

Under Boot Options->Advanced, its NOT set to one under Number of Processors. One is simply the default if you were to check it. The Number of Processors box should be left unchecked.
 

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Is there any benefit to having both processors running?
Definitely, especially if there are two real processors. Some older CPUs only had one processor but emulated two (P4 and Athlon 64, for example.) There were advantages to disabling the emulation (not a real processor) under specific circumstances where only one process thread was active. Any true dual core CPU, such as Core 2 Duo and Athlon 64 X2 or newer, will benefit from having both cores active.
 

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Just looked at msconfig.

Under Boot Options->Advanced, its NOT set to one under Number of Processors. One is simply the default if you were to check it. The Number of Processors box should be left unchecked.
Ahhh that makes sense. I was just looking at it the wrong way I guess. Thanks!
 
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