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hyper theading disabled?

By FeTaLDaMagE
Jul 11, 2004
  1. Ok, here we go so please bare with me. Got a Dell 8200, 2.53 p4. 850 chip set. After running 3d bench mark noticed that ht was diabled. When I ordered from dell that was the selling point at the time about 1 1/2 ago. Anyway had bad virus so I reformated deleting all partions, then reinstalled windows xp pro. I noticed it never performed as good as when I first got it from dell, but could never pin down the performance problem. After running the bench mark I think this is my problem. So I try to enter bios to enable but don't see the option for enableing it. Does anyone know what I can do? Just can't stand to call tech, my god please don't make me call tech....lol. I'm using f2 key to enter the bios, it shows normal stuff like clock time, cpu info, ram, and so forth. Is this the right key? Any help from you pro's would be highly appreciated! Thanks all!
     
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    As far as I know none of the 533 MHz bus P4 chips had hyperthreading. I believe they only arrived in the P4C chips.

    Edit:

    Okay - maybe I wasn't exactly correct - but according to this info your processor still doesn't show up on the list of HT capable procs.

    http://www.intel.com/products/ht/hyperthreading_more.htm
     
  3. FeTaLDaMagE

    FeTaLDaMagE TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8200/specs.htm#1101572 here is what i have ..... Does this help any?
    Quantity Parts # Part Description

    1 0R788 PROCESSOR, 80532, 2.53G, 512K, 533FSB, SOFTWARE KOGYO
    1 1T751 ASSEMBLY, CARD (CIRCUIT), PLANAR (MOTHERBOARD), 850E, TRANSFORMER SKY DIVE MINITOWER, DIMENSION
    1 7N242 KEYBOARD, 104, UNITED STATES, SILITEK, LOW COST, MIDNIGHT GRAY
    1 6U220 KIT, MOUSE, PERSONAL SYSTEM 2, S69, LOGITECH
    2 4T235 RAMBUS INLINE MEMORY MODULE, 256, 400M, 128X16, 8C, 40
    2 9578D CARD (CIRCUIT), MEMORY BOARD, MEMORY, PRINTED WIRING BOARD, CONTINUITY, RAMBUS
    1 181UR CARD (CIRCUIT), MULTI-MEDIA, AUDIO, CRTV-4780, FRONT AUDIO JACK
    1 5740C CABLE, AUXILIARY, INTERNAL, MODEM, 4C
    1 9R460 MODEM, V92, INTERNAL, DATA FAX VOICE MODEMS, SOFT, PORFIDIO
    1 1P412 DIGITAL VIDEO DISK DRIVE, 680M, 16X, I, 5.25" FORM FACTOR, SD-616T, CHASSIS 2001
    1 7E840 KIT, SPEAKER, 120V, HK395, SAMSUNG, DELL AMERICAS ORGANIZATION
    1 4N458 CARD (CIRCUIT), GRAPHICS, 128MB, NV25, DIMENSION
    1 2D067 FLOPPY DRIVE, 1.44M, 3.5" FORM FACTOR, 3MD, NO BEZEL, SONY, CHASSIS 2001, W3
    1 2K222 HARD DRIVE, 120G, I, 1N, 7.2K, WD-XL40
    1 6K223 KIT, SOFTWARE, WKS-STE2K2, 5.25" FORM FACTOR, ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MFGR., ENGLAND/ENGLISH
    1 1R596 KIT, SOFTWARE, OVERPACK, WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL, COMPACT DISKETTE W/DOCUMENTATION, ENGLAND/ENGLISH, A02
    1 8R080 KIT, DOCUMENTATON ON FLOPPY DISK, SOFTWARE, DIGITAL VIDEO DISK DRIVE, CYBERLINK, 4.0, 2CH
    1 3K021 CARD (CIRCUIT), NETWORK, ETHERNET, 10/100, GVC-REALTEK
    1 1P930 KIT, COMPACT DISKETTE, COMPACT DISK READ WRITE, ROXIO, V5.2
    1 2R435 COMPACT DISK READ WRITE, 680M, I, 5.25" FORM FACTOR, 40X, SAMSUNG, CHASSIS 2001
    1 4N736 DISPLAY, CATHODE-RAY TUBE, 19, DUAL, M992, MIDNIGHT GRAY, DELL AMERICAS ORGANIZATION
     
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    HT (as far as I know), wasn't introduced into P4 processors that "slow".

    There's a good possibility you are the victim of a marketing gimmick. Perhaps the board is HT capable, but the chip isn't. Phrases like "HT ready / enabled" or "Includes HT technology" doesn't really state that the HT is in use.. But is available.
     
  5. FeTaLDaMagE

    FeTaLDaMagE TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    Ok, thanks guys, really appreciate the quick response. Thanks for taking time out to answere.
     
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    HT isn't a matter of speed as even the 2.4GHz P4C (the C being the 200MHz FSB parts) has HT enabled.

    The problem is that the only P4B (the B being the 133MHz FSB parts) with HT is the 3.06GHz P4B.

    If your board is HT capable, that means you can get a 3.06GHz P4B as an upgrade & have HT enabled.
     
  7. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,343   +6

    FeTaLDaMagE, if after what everybody has told you, you still have any doubts, try downloading Hyper-Threading Technology Test Utility from Intel. It should tell you once and for all what you have.
     
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