Hyperthreading, advantages, disadvantages

By Minion_of_U
Oct 13, 2007
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  1. I have an Intel Pentium 4 Prescott CPU 3ghz. It has always run as a dual core cpu, but i found out today that the second cpu is virtual, made through hyperthreading. Should i disable hyperthreading and run it as a single? Are the 2 cpu's only 1.5ghz now, or still 3ghz each? I need to know some advantages and disadvantages of hyperthreading. Thanx.
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  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    depends on the programs you intend on running. Most will run better with it on, particularly audio-visual and anti-virus type software. Most games until recently ran better on single core, but that is changing.
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