Hello! I have been doing light research into the benefits/disadvantages of converting to quad core instead of dual core. However, the articles/posts I've looked at all seem to be from 2007/8 and cannot find any that are up to date. I looked on ebuyer.com and the fastest processor was a quad core, so does this mean that dual cores are no longer faster than quads? Also, are there still few programs that take advantage of quads? If yes, then is it worth upgrading to quad, or could it be that by the time quads are taken advantage of, my computer will need an upgrade anyway? I need to do more research, but will be busy for the next few weeks with dead lines, so am hoping people aren't fed up with answering this sort of question! Thanks :good: !