Friday 25 April 2008

Dual core ftw!

One of my small gripes with games are that you can't usually alt-tab out of them. This results in lossage of time when you happen to press a key which shows the start menu, or a modal dialog pops up (yes, I'm looking at you, windows firewall), or when you just need to pause out of a game to see some other thing.

Well, I think that's a problem no more!

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Given a dual-core processor and the propensity of games to be monothreaded, I can now alt-tab out of a game, do what I must and return to it without having to spend half an hour waiting for it. On the other hand, 2 Gb of ram almost seems too little nowadays...

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