Enabling H-T on current P4 CPUs

By Julio Franco
Nov 16, 2002
  1. I happen to be a happy P4 Northwood owner (provided by AZZO), while I was kept happy with AMD CPUs for a long time, my last upgrade went from a XP1700+ to this P4 2.53GHz processor I'm running on now.
    I think most of us have heard about the new 3GHz Pentium4 and its Hyper-Threading capabilities; we have also heard in the past that Northwood CPUs might have H-T technology built in but disabled, now, how cool would it be to unlock it?

    A few sites are already running stories on this (see: VR-Zone & and discussing possible solutions to enabling Hyper-Threading.

    While reading information about this, I ran WCPUID utility on my computer and guess what I found:


    This doesn't necessarily mean anything since still my motherboard needs to support H-T and needs to recognize the CPU as a capable one, but then again it was pretty exciting to see such result.

    I'm expecting the PC Enthusiast community will find a good alternative to enable H-T on current CPUs, if there is a way to do it after all. Hmmm, free performance... GOOD!
  2. my 2 gig northwood also reports as being ht capable
  3. my P4-M 1.8 ghz laptop says it has HT (Dell Inspiron 8200)
  4. My P4 1.6A o'c to 2.2ghz also reported the same....does that mean we get HT just by getting a PE or GE board??
  5. eddy05

    eddy05 TS Rookie Posts: 152

    My 1.8ghz P4 - 423 Willamette reports that it has HTT too. I really do hope my mobo manuafactorer and the pc enthusiasts come out with an 'unofficial' way to 'enable' HTT. I'm feeling my PC needs a faster response time. it's too slow ~.~
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