I just picked up another comp today - it's a Dell XPS 400
I don't know why I bought it... I just did.
I take that back - I'm jonesing for a computer since mine went down - so I bought it.
I spent a whapping $40 bucks on it which may or may not be wasted money.
At any rate, I was told it had Hyper-threading but in looking it up. I am now questioning whether it does or not.
Dell states in the owners manual.
The processor is a Intel ® Pentium ® 4 Socket-T with Hyper-Threading technology
And the Chipset is a Intel 945P
System clock at 800- or 1066-MHz data rate (depending on your processor)
The processor shows as a 2.8ghz duo core according to Win7 system properties.
Which would be an 800mhz FSB.
Okay optional CPU upgrade to a 3.6 from what I'm reading and if overclocked many have shown rates over 4ghz - okay not bad.
But... I looked up the chipset and Intel states the 945 does not support Hyper-Threading.
And Wiki they stated this:
Petium D Smithfield: All Smithfield processors were made of two 90 nm Prescott cores, next to each other on a single die with 1 MB of Level 2 (L2) cache per core. Hyper-threading was disabled in all Pentium D 8xx-series Smithfields with the exception of the Pentium Extreme Edition 840. Smithfield did not support Intel VT-x—Intel's x86 virtualization (formerly Vanderpool).
And on the Smithfield XE (Pentium Extreme Edition)
Using a Pentium Extreme Edition branded CPU with an Intel 945-series chipset will disable Hyper-threading effectively turning the processor into a Pentium D branded equivalent
Now I'm a tad confused. Why would they pair a chipset that doesn't support Hyper-threading with a CPU that does and say it has hyper-threading? ( I skipped over this gen of comps so I haven't a clue what they were doing or claiming or saying)
Does this mean - I have hyper-threading or not with the 945P chipset and the Intel Pentium 4 Socket-T 2.8ghz CPU combo?
And one other thing - it also stated at Wiki that the Pentium D was a Duo core x86 processor - This would mean this is a duo core 32 bit system? I ask because it is showing two cores and is currently running the Win7 x64 OS. It is 64bit correct?
I thought all duo core systems ran x64bit. Am I wrong?
I can't check anything on it as when I bought it I told him he could keep the memory (3x512 sticks which I'd end up tossing anyway) But I'll pick up some memory for it this weekend.
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