Windows 2000 Pro on AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core


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Guest

Will old Windows 2000 Pro and all my 32 bit apps work with good performance
on an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core CPU?

If not, what CPU would you recommend on the market today, if I want
mid-range performance and a low price?

Thanks,
Kjell
 
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D

DL

You seem to be suffering from an oversensitive mouse click.

Yes it will work fine, allthough as to performance it depends what apps you
are running. Most are not written to take advantage of dual cores.

Performance is not totally dependent on the cpu, its a combination of mobo,
cpu, memory & graphics. Also what Apps you wish to 'boost' may have some
relevence. eg Office apps may open quicker but unless you have a massive
spreadsheet or DB you are unlikely to notice anything
 
G

Guest

Sorry about the double post. When I posted the first time I glimpsed that the
group field was empty, so when the post took a long time to appear in the
list, I thought it had been lost and rewrote it.

Of course performance is a complicated thing. What I'm asking is if the 64
bit and dual-core CPU specifically is a problem for 32 bit Windows 2000 Pro
and 32 bit applications.

If you want to go into detail, you're welcome!

Other stuff in my box:
- RAM: 4 Gbyte 800 MHz DDR2
- MB: Asus M2N4-SLI
- Graphics: Asus EN6200TC
- SCSI: Atto Tech UL5D dual-channel SCSI 320 PCIe
- HD: IBM DNES-31850W, SCSI 160, 18 Gbyte
- HD: Seagate ST3146707LW, SCSI 320, 73 Gbyte (page file 1024-4095 Mbyte)
- HD: Seagate ST373207LW, SCSI 320, 146 Gbyte
- Tape: Sony AIT 2 Turbo 80 Gbyte
- Monitor: EIZO FlexScan F980
- CD-ROM: some old thing
- CD-RW: BrainWave(?) CRD-BP2 12x(?)

The most frequently used and/or requiring apps (and OS):
- Windows 2000 Pro
- Mozilla 1.7
- Office 2000 (Excel, Access, Word)
- SQL Server 2000/MSDE (2-3 instances one of which has a 10-20 Gbyte DB)
- Delphi 5 and 7
- Firebird 1.5 (can upgrade to 2.0)
- CorelDRAW 12
- GoldWave 5.17
- ModelMaker 8
- Paint Shop Pro 7
- Yosemite Backup 8.1
- Norman Virus Control 5.9
- Roxio Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum

The apps I'm mostly worried about are SQL Server, Firebird, CorelDRAW 12,
Paint Shop Pro and GoldWave. Those are the apps where performance (or lack
thereof) is most noticeable.

Thanks,
Kjell
 
D

DL

As I said; 32bit win & Apps are fine

Office / Delphi - no obvious difference other than opening quicker (I use
both)
Graphic apps, yours I believe are more dependent on memory than cpu, and you
have plenty of that
I'm a casual user of Adobe6, Acrobat & Photoshop,Illustrator and they are
fine
( AMD 64 x2 3800+ 1gb Corsair dual, Win2k sp4)
 
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Guest

Thanks.

If anyone could say something about SQL Server 2000 that whould be nice. :)

Kjell
 

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