I have an Athlon 64 3000+ (socket 754) on a MSI K8T Neo running WinXP pro.
Whenever i put in a scratchy CD / DVD in my DVD drive, the system seems to slow down considerably, its very hard to switch windows even. Ideally, an I/O operation from the DVD rom should not take up CPU time no matter how faulty the DVD drive.
In comparison ... on the Pentium IV 3.0 GHz (with HT turned on) running on the Intel D865 at my work place with the same OS, any single process doesn't stifle any interactivity with the rest of the processes / applications.
I want to ask ... what is the AMD equivalent for HT in the PIV processors. I am sure there is one. Is there any way i can improve the performance of my PC under such conditions.
Edited by talha_81, 12 July 2005 - 10:32 AM.