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Windows 7: Intel pentium 4?

19 Apr 2012   #1
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Intel pentium 4?

My pc has a intel pentium 4 in it and I JUST enabled Hyper threading
does ht help performance or no?
My specs are old I KNOW dont say so please!
Specs
Pentium 4 3GHZ
4gb ram
1tb hdd
everything else doesnt matter
so question is does ht help or no?


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19 Apr 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

It helps only in certain circumstances.

Hyper-threading - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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19 Apr 2012   #3
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

so overall I should keep it on right?
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19 Apr 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Yes; but for many tasks you won't know the difference.

It helps in multi-threaded applications, but it is not a substitute for more cores.
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19 Apr 2012   #5
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Yes; but for many tasks you won't know the difference.

It helps in multi-threaded applications, but it is not a substitute for more cores.
ok thanks dude!
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19 Apr 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You will see a performance improvement in video applications - e.g. video encoding.
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