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hyper threading questions

By ppsssooo
Mar 30, 2005
  1. if i have a P4 motherboard and it says nothing about HT can i use it? its a 3.0 GHZ p4 HT so what i wanna know is will it work?
     
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    if the motherboard and processor are HT enabled then you can take advantage of said technology, provided your operating system can handle it. you gave almost no useful information, btw.
     
  3. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    Give us your motherboard brand and model and tell us what operating system you are using. Most likely it is already working on your machine if you are using Windows 2000 or Windows XP. You can tell by opening task manager (CTRL + ALT +DEL) and selecting the PERFORMANCE tab.

    If there are two meter for CPU Usage, your system is already HT-enabled and using it.

    HT does not work and never will in Windows 98 and Windows ME.
     
  4. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    Well besides being a HT enabled motherboard you have to have the Pent 4 "C" chip this is when HT started I believe...
     
  5. ppsssooo

    ppsssooo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    i dont have a pc yet im building one mother board is a New Intel 845PE Pentium 4 Socket 478 ATX Motherboard i was wondering if HT would work on IF not the processor still works doesnt it? i hope so if not i can just sell it for more than i bought it. it will be running windows xp and this will be overclocked so i need the right ram i know this
     
  6. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    HT will ONLY work if:

    1) Your processor is HT enabled. Yours is, since there are no 3ghz P4s w/o HT
    2) Your motherboard supports HT
    3) HT is enabled in the bios
    4) Your OS supports HT


    All of those must be true before HT will work.

    There are three versions of the D845PE. They are the 845PECE, 845PESV, and the 845PEBT2

    *ONLY* The PEBT2 supports hyperthreading. IF the board is not a PEBT2, HT will not work.
     
  7. ppsssooo

    ppsssooo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    ok thank you as long as i can just use the processor ht or notim all good
     
  8. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    I don't think you are understanding me here...


    If you your board is not the version I mentioned, HT will not work. At all. Period. You can't use "just the processor HT". It is all, or nothing.
     
  9. ppsssooo

    ppsssooo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    ok well im selling my motherboard now and i might get a ECS PT800CE-A MOTHERBOARD, PENTIUM 4 HT SUPPORT P4 or a INTEL SOCKET 478 ALI 868Pro P4 3.2GHZ HT DDR400 can any tell me which is better
     
  10. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    Of the two you listed this one is the best one INTEL SOCKET 478 ALI 868Pro P4 3.2GHZ HT DDR400
     
  11. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    i don't put muck stock in the quality of ECS products.
     
  12. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    ECS is crap.


    There are two exceptions: The K7S5A PRO 5.5, which was a gem and one of the best motherboards ever, and the K7VTA3, which was solid. However, those are both Socket A and are aging.

    Aside from that, ECS is crap.
     
  13. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

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