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12-22-2003, 08:06 PM
I have a single processor Pentium 4 that has Hyper Threading enabled. I would like turn off the Hyper Threading to test the speed difference, but I'm not sure how to turn it off.

Also, what do most people use, Hyper Threading On or Off?



12-22-2003, 08:12 PM
Pretty sure it's an option in the BIOS. If you don't know how to get into the BIOS, I recommend you DON'T try.

12-22-2003, 08:43 PM
Yup, its in your bios, but you may have to re-install your OS. Thats what I had to do with my laptop. I dont know if its the same for desktops.

Good luck.


12-23-2003, 01:11 AM
Originally posted by MattClary
Pretty sure it's an option in the BIOS. If you don't know how to get into the BIOS, I recommend you DON'T try.

Why wouldn't he? Don't you just press F2 or something at start up (at least on my comp)? Just make sure not to change anything if you don't know exactly what it is.

12-23-2003, 10:14 AM
Originally posted by Novakog
Why wouldn't he?

Because if he doesn't know the basics, such as how to get in to the bios, the chances of him fluffing up something in there are rather high.

12-23-2003, 01:10 PM

12-23-2003, 03:53 PM
I decided to try changing the setting in the BIOS and was able to figure out how to switch Hyper Threading on or off. I'm a Mac guy who bought a PC earlier this year, so this was the first time I had ever messed with the BIOS, but it seemed pretty straight forward, I just made sure not to change anything other then the Hyper Threading setting.


12-23-2003, 08:13 PM
Well, I don't know what kinda computers (well, motherboards really) you guys have, but changing settings is BIOS is really straightforward on mine. Even if you're a beginner, if you know exactly what you want to change (with advice on that from someone else) and you don't touch anything else, I really don't see how anything can go wrong unless you're really really stupid. I think you guys just underestimate people. That said, I know some people who definitely couldn't go in to BIOS without screwing something up, people that have a track record of screwing up electronics whenever they use them, but those people tend not to be on CGTalk.

12-23-2003, 08:39 PM
Novakog, you overestimate the intelligence of the average user. The BIOS is a place to be tread lightly. I agree that it's very simple and you have to be stupid to screw it up, I just maintain the world is full of stupid people. Luckily our friend Forrest is not one of them. :thumbsup:

12-23-2003, 08:52 PM
Well, the world is full of stupid people, I'm not gonna argue there :p, and the average user is pretty, not stupid, but ignorant. But I was of course referring to CGTalk users in general.

Anyway, who cares? Now let's all go out and take advantage of the stupid people ;)!

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