Why does my CPU have two cores disabled? What are the advantages/disadvantages?
Hey, I have been wondering this for a while but cannot find any information on the internet.
Some of you who may answer this will know that I have just finished building my own PC. The CPU I bought was an AMD Phenom II X2 550 processor. This processor retails saying it has two cores, however with my motherboard I am able to unlock two extra cores. I have two questions on this:
What are the advantages of having two cores over four cores?
What are the advantages of having four cores over two cores?
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