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a little more informationMultiple cores(dual core (2), tri core (3), quad core (4), and sext core (6)) ~not sure on sext, anyone know what it is?refer to the number of task centers (for lack of a better phrase) in a processor. Basically they can put two, three four or even six processor in a single chip, and make them all play nice together, greatly increasing the speed at which the processor can... process information.Multi-Threading on a single processorThis refers to running multiple tasks on a single processor chip, instead of two like a dual core. there is a significant processor speed increase when multitasking, but at a loss, because the way this technology works, it uses the part of the processor that isnt being used to perform a different task, aiding tremendously in multitasking, but only under a light load. but, since many people rarely push their pc's to the limit with normal use.My definitions on these may be off, as i just wrote them from what i personally have learned without actually researching into the topic much at all, but for the most part i believe these definitions to be true.