PassMark Software – CPU Benchmark Charts

Posted on July 26, 2010. Filed under: Buying, Hardware | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

PassMark Software – CPU Benchmark Charts allow you to properly compare all those confusing processor code names.

Is the AMD Athlon XYZq faster than the Intel Core i5 Quad Whatever?

Better value comparison charts too.

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x86 virtualization – Wikipedia

Posted on February 15, 2010. Filed under: Help, Microsoft Windows | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

x86 virtualization as explained by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Some of the links may help, along with explanations, of running “virtual machine” versions of other software, such as the XP mode of Windows 7 and what it can run on.

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How many Intel CPUs can do XP Mode in Windows 7?

Posted on October 5, 2009. Filed under: Hardware, Windows 7 | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ed Bott at ZDNet has a post on How many Intel CPUs will fail the XP Mode test in Windows 7?

He includes a list of Intel CPUs which can and cannot handle the XP Mode offered in some versions of Windows 7. Check before buying!

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