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Hidden HyperThreading ?

by wizzy / September 2, 2004 1:57 AM PDT

I have a couple of different utilities that show my P4 Willamette 1.5 GHz as a HT proc, one of these utilities is the Mainboard DMI tool that came with my mobo, a Gigabyte 8INXP.
But even though this windows utility identifies it as HT capable, the option to enable HT does not appear in the bios menus.
Anyone have ANY info about this subject ?

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Re: Hidden HyperThreading ?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 2, 2004 2:32 AM PDT

You should contact the author of these utilities to see why it reports such. I didn't see HT until the higher 2 GHz versions. Look to intel.com to see what's up with that model number CPU.


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Re: Hidden HyperThreading ?
by wizzy / September 2, 2004 7:57 AM PDT

Could it be that the utility ( written by the manuf. of the board) is simply seeing the "pipeline" ( or whatever ) that the "2nd" proc WOULD be using were a HT proc installed ?
The utility DOES report that HyperThreading is "diabled in the BIOS"
The reason I've come looking for any possible info is due to not only the mobo manuf's utility seeing it as a HT, but also by the program TweakNow Power Pack 2005 / Pro Edition, which generates the following report :

Model: 1x Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1500MHz
Code Name: Willamette (0.18

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Re: Hidden HyperThreading ?
by Mryl123 / September 3, 2004 11:52 AM PDT

I believe Windows XP is required for Hyperthreading , is that what you are using?

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Re: Hidden HyperThreading ?
by wizzy / September 4, 2004 12:07 AM PDT

Windows ?
I have to be using Windows ?
Not DOS ?

OK, now that I'm done being funny.....

Of course.

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Re: Hidden HyperThreading ?
by Hackattack / September 10, 2004 4:04 AM PDT

It is probably telling you that the Motherboard supports it(with maybe a Bios update) however the bios might be hiding it since the Williamite core does not support HT

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