question on hyperthreading

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  1. VoOdOoVyPeR

    VoOdOoVyPeR New Member

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    i have a pentium 4 2.6 ghz with HT. does that mean my computer generally runs at 1.3 ghz but acts as tho it has two processors that both run at 1.3 ghz. thats what the dolt at bestbuy told me but i think he just made it up.

    also what would be better for gaming. a p4 with 2.6 ghz, or a p4 with 2.6 ghz with HT?
     
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    no. hyperthreading is like two simulated cpus. It just handes mult-tasking, and multi-threaded processes better than a non HT-P4. What P4 are you looking @. All HT processors are 800FSB cpus, and a lot of non-HT P4s are 533FSB. So the HT ones generally are a lot better.
     
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    It means your processor runs so many parallel execution pathways at 2.6ghz, that it actually makes sense to think of it as two processors for the purposes of programming for it. Width, versus speed.
     

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