Increase Dual Core Performance?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Abulia, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. Abulia macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2004
    Kushiel's Scion
    I remember this KB article from Microsoft's website from last year. Checking it out, I wondered if this could potentially affect the Intel Mac products as well?

    I downloaded and installed Hotfix 896256 on my 2.0 GHz MacBook and re-ran several benchmarks found in my benchmarking article. My Cinebench and Adobe Photoshop test results were identical to pre-hotfix.

    Anyone mess around with this and find it affects performance at all?
  2. timswim78 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2006
    Baltimore, MD
    That hotfix article seems to suggest that it fixes problems, but it doesn't suggest that there will be a speed increase if there is not a problem.
  3. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    I really doubt hardware problems like that will replicate on mactels considering it had to with APCI and power mgnt. Bootcamp is a module that allows hardware calls on the EFI. I'd assume someplace in there the issue wouldn't replicate it self in there considering it is an EFI based system.

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