Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

HyperThreading


  • Please log in to reply

#1
BInarY

BInarY

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 28 posts
Should i turn it on or off? I currently have my settings turned off for HT technology. I read in a magazine that HT is for multi-tasking and if your a gamer.... you should have it off since it will not dedicate all the power the game. I just downloaded a Quake4 patch that states an increase of 25% to game performance if HT is on? I dont play quake4 all the time i have other games as well that i play. I run a Pentium 630 HT, its not dual core

Edited by BInarY, 23 December 2005 - 08:23 AM.

  • 0

Advertisements


#2
warriorscot

warriorscot

    Member 5k

  • Retired Staff
  • 8,889 posts
Leave it off alot off games throw a hissy fit when its turned on.
  • 0

#3
Comrade General

Comrade General

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 387 posts
How do you turn it off? :tazz:
  • 0

#4
jrm20

jrm20

    System building expert

  • Retired Staff
  • 2,394 posts
I have a pentium 4 3.0e and I leave the hyperthreading on. For my pc it doesnt make a difference.

I tried turning it off once, didnt help any. I do play graphic intensive games.

Just try it and see if you get better results.


You have to go into the bios and disable hyperthreading.

Edited by jrm20, 23 December 2005 - 02:58 PM.

  • 0

#5
warriorscot

warriorscot

    Member 5k

  • Retired Staff
  • 8,889 posts
General its only the intel hyperthreading that can cause probs, i havent heard of it being a bother with AMDs.

Alot of games are ok with it especially after the first couple of patches its when they are just out some will go abit funny, it wont make a difference usually games dont use it, and you really arent going to notice the boost in quake 4 unless its struggling to play at the moment, if you are looking for Q4 mods the parralax mapping one is really good makes it look even better.
  • 0

#6
Comrade General

Comrade General

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 387 posts

General its only the intel hyperthreading that can cause probs, i havent heard of it being a bother with AMDs.

Alot of games are ok with it especially after the first couple of patches its when they are just out some will go abit funny, it wont make a difference usually games dont use it, and you really arent going to notice the boost in quake 4 unless its struggling to play at the moment, if you are looking for Q4 mods the parralax mapping one is really good makes it look even better.


I just wanted to know for some friends' computers. :tazz:

Thanks jrm and warriorscot for the info.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP