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  •  I am looking into building a personal rendering machine, 4 AMD phenom quad core processors, totaling 16 execution cores.  I would love to run windows XP 64-bit edition however I have this itching feeling that the license sticker saying 1-2 processors means business and not just a legal issue, but a utilization issue.  What version of windows can I run to let me take advantage of all 16 cores?  I'm fairly certain the Server versions would work, however I'd like to avoid using that if possible.  Otherwise I may end up turning to a copy of Debian.
    Tuesday, November 18, 2008 8:12 PM