Pentium 4 with HT Technology (HyperThreading)

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hello,

I was exploring the bios of one of our Dell Optiplex 280 pc's at work and noticed under performance, HT (hyperthreading) was turned off. I was wondering does hyperthreading make the pc perform better? Why by default does dell have it turned off?

I have read a few articles on the web but most of them are mixed views?

Is anyone on top of hyperthreading? Should i enabe it, we have windows xp professional, i know that windows 2000 doesn't support it.

Thanks,
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HT does help, it allows computer to allow to do more operations, instead of throttling it, sometimes HT is better, sometimes worse, Id advise watching this clip

it compares HT to non ht through different applications.

http://www.tomshardware.com/images/thg_ ... _p4_ht.zip

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[TOMS HARDWARE]

overall, i'd say if you can turn it on, turn it on, please note, it may have HT and turned off, or it may not even have HT, you'd really have to see if the option to turn it on is applicable.
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please don't post your topic in multiple forums. Your duplicate has been removed.
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It could be that your chip doesn't have HT support in the first place. Not all Pentium 4s have HT technology. Generally, HT is the way to go.
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TomK wrote:
It could be that your chip doesn't have HT support in the first place. Not all Pentium 4s have HT technology. Generally, HT is the way to go.


Regarding Tomks' post, download a program called CPUz. It will tell you all you need to know about your CPU and whether it has HT techonolgy.
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CPU-Z: http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
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Just a remider for everyone, if your running XP Home then hyperthreading will not work. You need XP Pro or some other OS that supports 2 Cpus for it to work. Hyperthreading makes one cpu act as 2 Logical Cpu's this is why.

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I have a question i bought a cpu 3.2p4 and it says supporting HT does that mean its an HT or what?
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Yes that means it supports HT technology.

Make sure your Mobo supports HT technology aswell otherwise you won't be able to use the HT technonlgy part.

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