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Windows 7: intel i7 Hyper Threading

05 May 2010   #1
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
intel i7 Hyper Threading

I was wondering can this be a cause of stuttering in games? I get high fps and sometimes i get these little mini jerks. I was wondering if anyone knows a little more about this.


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05 May 2010   #2
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hi sotorious,

Is your question generic, or specific to a problem you're having?

If it's specific, I have to say that you haven't provided enough information to seriously answer the question. That the question as is can only lead to guesswork and supposition.

If it's generic, I suppose it would be like asking if Windows 7 causes game problems; completely debatable, and dependent on the game(s).

You might want to look at my "How to ask for help" guide in my signature.

Sorry, and good luck.
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05 May 2010   #3
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

basically in general as well in me having some problems with HoN and BC2 and a few other games. Ever since i upgraded my pc from my old E6600 seems like no games run as smooth then again i was also on xp and totally diff hardware. I dont know what to blame anymore.

Ive done everything known to man besides disable HT this is why i am asking.

Ive been doing research since October. I fixed a few games but it keeps to appearing in new titles which leads me to stop playing them.
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05 May 2010   #4
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Thanks for listing your system specs, that helps. Have you looked through my Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues? It "might" give you some ideals you might not of thougt of.

I'm still not exactly sure what your problem is other than "seems like no games run as smooth". Your system specs look fine, I just upgraded to an i7 system myself so I don't see the system being the problem. Have a look at mine.

Also, have you updated your DirectX Files? Again, look at my tips guide.

Let me know.
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05 May 2010   #5
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Here's what you can try - disable Crossfire, or at least use your 5970 in single GPU mode (you know what I mean), essentially disabling 1 GPU, and run only in "crippled" mode. See if it cures the stuttering. CrossFire and SLI are prone to stuttering problems (that's why I don't use both), synchronizing frame data from 2 VERY HIGH SPEED HIGH PERFORMANCE graphic processors can be a hit-and-miss business, it's normal to have a little bit of stuttering with CF/SLI, most of the users won't even recognize that it's there... (I'm one of those who can, and doesn't like it). IIRC Anandtech have covered this issue in the past (or is it another site? I forgot), go google it if you are keen to find out.

zzz2496
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06 May 2010   #6
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

My 2nd core stays disabled most of the time because a lot of games have issues with 2 cores.
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06 May 2010   #7
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
My 2nd core stays disabled most of the time because a lot of games have issues with 2 cores.
A little more info would be helpful here. I've been gaming with a Core 2 Quad (Q6600) since Vista (64-bit). Games played include....

Farcry - the first and only "Farcry"
Farcry 2 - (the fake)
Half-Life 2 series (EP 1&2)
FEAR 1&2, including expansions
STALKER (hated it))
Lost Planet
Crysis
Time Shift
Crysis Warhead
Bioshock 1&2
Fallout 3
Boarderlands
Dragon Age: Origins
Mass Effect 1&2

The only game I ever had an issue with is Time Shift, and that turned out to be a v-card issue. Sooooo......
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06 May 2010   #8
johngalt

 

*nudges sygnus* - he was talking about having the 2nd *GPU* core disabled....which was in direct reference to ZZZ's previous post....
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06 May 2010   #9
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

It wasn't clear. I was thinking about his second post - the one that says "seems like no games run as smooth" Also had his E6600 processor in mind (Duo core?).

I guess we got lost in transition.

Thanks
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06 May 2010   #10
johngalt

 

No worries - it is, after all, pretty late (for us users from the US anyway)....
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