Need Dual Cores to Power MS WordPad?
Subject: Editorial | February 13, 2006 - 06:39 PM | Ryan Shrout
Well I did! I recently was forced to manually edit some large Apache log files, one at nearly 2 GB and one around 750 MB in size. I had to do a global find/replace on a date string, so after downloading the zipped files and opening them both up on my new Athlon X2 4800+ system, this is what I was greeted with:
Yep, that's two WordPad applications spiking out a dual core Athlon X2 running at 2.4 GHz and using up nearly all of my 2 GB of memory! And here all this time I thought I didn't need this kind of horsepower. ;)
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