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Windows 7: About my hyperthreading on my Dell Dimension 4600

31 Jul 2010   #1

Windows XP Professional
 
 
About my hyperthreading on my Dell Dimension 4600

I would like to defiantly enable my hyper threading on my Dell Dimension 4600. And I have a pentium 4 processor. I tried looking in my bios when I press my F2 key, it goes into my bios. But I can't seem to find the hyperthreading option. Is it under the CPU information menu? Because I cannot seem to find it at all! My bios screen is from Dell. It is like a grey color. I do not even have the Award bios or the Phoenix bios screen which is blue. But I wish I had that bios screen a lot. I wonder if there is anyway to download it and get it so I can get rid of my other old Dell bios. But I don't think that I can do that. Oh well. So I hit control, alt, delete and the Task Manager comes up. And then I click on the Performance tab. Now here the top box is wide open. And it is not separated by two boxes. But it would be like this if I could figure out on where my hyper threading options are in my bios. Also, I would like to know more about adding more cores instead of 2 to my Pentium 4. So let me know and explain to me on how to do this. I think I can do this by going into Run, and typing in Msconfig. Then I click number of processors or something like that. But I am not really that sure if that is right to me. Because there are many other ways to do this I believe. But I have seen before that some Task Managers have about 8 cpu graphs, and some even have about 16 graphs. Man, that is really cool. I wonder if mine can handle that. Probably not. But maybe up to 2 or even 8 Cpu graphs will show up on my computer. So I would like to know much more about this info. All righty? Now the other thing that I want to know is about the Physical Address Extension and how to enable that. But I think it is only works on 32-bt operating systems. Not on 64-bit systems. But it might work on 64-bit systems. I am not sure about that. So let me know about that please. So this way, I can add more ram to my 512 megabytes. I really want to try out this Physical Address Extension trick and see if my computer can do it. Well anyway, just let me know on how to enable my hyperthreading in my 4600. And also let me know more about the PAE which is the Physical Address Extension trick. But mostly, I would like to know about enabling my hyperthreding and showing more then 2 Cpu graphs in my Task Manager. I just think that I have to download a plugin or a driver to make my hyperthreading option appear in my bios, but I don't have any clue on how to do it. Because I know my computer can do it. Well that's all for now, and get back to me as soon as possible. So thank you very much!

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31 Jul 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jordanllgg45 View Post
I would like to defiantly enable my hyper threading on my Dell Dimension 4600. And I have a pentium 4 processor. I tried looking in my bios when I press my F2 key, it goes into my bios. But I can't seem to find the hyperthreading option. Is it under the CPU information menu? Because I cannot seem to find it at all! My bios screen is from Dell. It is like a grey color. I do not even have the Award bios or the Phoenix bios screen which is blue. But I wish I had that bios screen a lot. I wonder if there is anyway to download it and get it so I can get rid of my other old Dell bios. But I don't think that I can do that. Oh well. So I hit control, alt, delete and the Task Manager comes up. And then I click on the Performance tab. Now here the top box is wide open. And it is not separated by two boxes. But it would be like this if I could figure out on where my hyper threading options are in my bios. Also, I would like to know more about adding more cores instead of 2 to my Pentium 4. So let me know and explain to me on how to do this. I think I can do this by going into Run, and typing in Msconfig. Then I click number of processors or something like that. But I am not really that sure if that is right to me. Because there are many other ways to do this I believe. But I have seen before that some Task Managers have about 8 cpu graphs, and some even have about 16 graphs. Man, that is really cool. I wonder if mine can handle that. Probably not. But maybe up to 2 or even 8 Cpu graphs will show up on my computer. So I would like to know much more about this info. All righty? Now the other thing that I want to know is about the Physical Address Extension and how to enable that. But I think it is only works on 32-bt operating systems. Not on 64-bit systems. But it might work on 64-bit systems. I am not sure about that. So let me know about that please. So this way, I can add more ram to my 512 megabytes. I really want to try out this Physical Address Extension trick and see if my computer can do it. Well anyway, just let me know on how to enable my hyperthreading in my 4600. And also let me know more about the PAE which is the Physical Address Extension trick. But mostly, I would like to know about enabling my hyperthreding and showing more then 2 Cpu graphs in my Task Manager. I just think that I have to download a plugin or a driver to make my hyperthreading option appear in my bios, but I don't have any clue on how to do it. Because I know my computer can do it. Well that's all for now, and get back to me as soon as possible. So thank you very much!
Jorden

I have an 8300 which is the 4600's big brother.

You are asking way too much of a quite old computer. You can get the 4600 to multithread, but that is about it.

You have a dell, and you can only (i believe) run a dell BIOS. You cant add more cores unless you replace the motherboard and even then it isnt worth it.

I am not sure if the Dell can be forced to run PAE but that only comes into play to enable the computer to access more than 4 gigs of ram not add ram/

Ken
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31 Jul 2010   #3

Windows XP Professional
 
 
About the multithreading

So how do I enable the multithreading? Is is different then hyperthreading? I am a little confused here. So just let me know more on how to do this for me. So thanks a lot.
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01 Aug 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jordanllgg45 View Post
So how do I enable the multithreading? Is is different then hyperthreading? I am a little confused here. So just let me know more on how to do this for me. So thanks a lot.
I had a Dell 4600 before I got this PC. I put in a 3.4GHz Pentium 4, which had hyperthreading. I think I can remember, or find out how I managed it. But 1st, what CPU do you have? Does it support HT? You won't get more than 2 CPU graphs, as it is a single core CPU, and the 2nd would be the HT virtual core. And unless you have changed the CPU as I did, then you don't have a HT CPU, and can't do it anyway, sorry.

A Guy
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01 Aug 2010   #5

Windows XP Professional
 
 
About my cpu and hyperthreading

Yes, I have a Pentium 4 with a Dell Dimension 4600 which has Windows XP Professional on it. But I would really like to know if it has hyperthreading on it or multithreading because my computer manual said that my computer came with hyperthreading on it. But the problem is that I cannot seem to find it in my bios at all under the CPU information. It is just not there in my bios. So please explain to me on what I am doing wrong and let me know on how to fix this problem that I am in. Maybe I have to download a plugin or a certain driver so that the hyperthreading option comes up in my bios. But I still have no idea on what is going on here. So please if you can, let me know what is going on here. Also I now have Professional, and that can support up to 2 processors or more. And I know that. So please let me know what is going on here, and let me know on how to enable my hyperthreading so that I can see it in my bios. So thanks a lot!
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01 Aug 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jordanllgg45 View Post
Yes, I have a Pentium 4 with a Dell Dimension 4600 which has Windows XP Professional on it. But I would really like to know if it has hyperthreading on it or multithreading because my computer manual said that my computer came with hyperthreading on it. But the problem is that I cannot seem to find it in my bios at all under the CPU information. It is just not there in my bios. So please explain to me on what I am doing wrong and let me know on how to fix this problem that I am in. Maybe I have to download a plugin or a certain driver so that the hyperthreading option comes up in my bios. But I still have no idea on what is going on here. So please if you can, let me know what is going on here. Also I now have Professional, and that can support up to 2 processors or more. And I know that. So please let me know what is going on here, and let me know on how to enable my hyperthreading so that I can see it in my bios. So thanks a lot!
Again, I need to know what Pentium 4 you have. Mine came with a 2.8GHz P4 and it had NO HT. Only after upgrading my PC myself did I get a HT capable CPU. If I can determine you have a HT capable IC, I can walk you through some things. If you don't have a HT capable CPU, all else is wasted time.

A Guy
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01 Aug 2010   #7

Windows XP Professional
 
 
My Pentium 4 specs

Here are my Pentium 4 specs for you. It says in my system properties that it is about 2.80 gigahertz and 2.79 gigahertz. That's all it says there for my pentium 4 cpu info. And I have about 512 megabytes of ram. So that is it. So I just hope that my processor supports hyperthreading, that's all I can say. I probably need to upgrade to like Vista or Windows 7. Oh and by the way, is multithreading better than hyperthreading? If I cannot seem to hyperthread, can I multithread instead? Well anyway, just explain to me a little bit more about multithreading. I mean I do not seem why that my processor can't support it. Because I bet it can support it very well. So let me know what happens with this. So thank you very much.
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01 Aug 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jordanllgg45 View Post
Here are my Pentium 4 specs for you. It says in my system properties that it is about 2.80 gigahertz and 2.79 gigahertz. That's all it says there for my pentium 4 cpu info. And I have about 512 megabytes of ram. So that is it. So I just hope that my processor supports hyperthreading, that's all I can say. I probably need to upgrade to like Vista or Windows 7. Oh and by the way, is multithreading better than hyperthreading? If I cannot seem to hyperthread, can I multithread instead? Well anyway, just explain to me a little bit more about multithreading. I mean I do not seem why that my processor can't support it. Because I bet it can support it very well. So let me know what happens with this. So thank you very much.
No, your CPU doesn't support HT, sorry. No big deal really, at the specs your PC has, you'd rarely if ever notice any difference. For your next PC, you can build a killer setup

A Guy
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07 Aug 2010   #9

Windows XP Professional
 
 
About my Cpu again: please read!

I think that you are mistaken because I look up 2.80 Gigahertz on a Pentium 4 processor in a search and it says that a Pentium 4 2.80 has hyperthreading for it. So I really think that you are wrong about this. But I just do not know why that I can't seem to find the hyper-threading option in my bios under the Cpu information. So please help me out on this because I really want to see at least 2 or more Cpu graphs in my Task Manager. I mean when you told me that there wasn't any hypertheading on my Pentium 4 2.80 Ghz processor I felt upset and really mad. Also, I would like to know if there is a way to download a processor driver that will change my awful Pentium 4 to a Core 2 Duo or anything that is dual-core. Because single core is not good enough for me at all. Because I cannot play any Playstation 2 games at all on Pcsx2, which is a really good Playstation 2 emulator. The recommended requirements are needed for Pcsx2 would be a Core 2 Duo because this would really make the games work at a good decent speed. But when I start to play a game on my computer which is Pentium 4, it is no good at all. The emulator just starts crashing on me and it really stinks. So what I am saying to you is that I would like to know where I can download this processor driver to make my computer run much faster so that I can play Playstation 2 games without crashing because this gets very annoying. I mean there has got to be some kind of way to download the Core 2 Duo processor driver maybe on the Intel website or some other site. And the worse part is that I tried to upgrade to a 64-bit of my Windows XP but it wouldn't take it. So I think that my computer is just no good to me anymore. I really don't know on what to do now. So please if you can, cheer me up and help me out on this major problem that I am having about the hyperthreading issue. Because I am telling you the truth right there. It said that a Pentium 4 2.80 Gigahertz has hyperthreading support. So I do not have any idea why I can't enable it in my bios settings! It just won't show up there. Well anyway, please let me know on how to solve this problem so that my hyperthreading option shows up in my bios. Because I know I have it, that's for sure. And also I would really like to know if there is way that my Pentium 4 can become a Core 2 Duo processor without taking about the motherboard or replacing my processor. Because I don't know how to do that at all. Plus, it costs way to much money for a new motherboard. Like everytime I turn my computer on, it shows my Pentium 4 processor icon there. But I do not want it to show this anymore. I want it to show a different processor like a Core 2 Duo processor icon or another processor icon. You know what i'm saying? Like maybe there is a trick or a hack that can do this. You never know what you can do with computers now these days. Well sorry for the long letter, but I am trying to make a point to you that my computer does support hyperthreading so I don't know what they are talking about. So get back to me very soon and let me know what I can do to fix this awful, terrible situation that I am in, and please try and cheer me up about it so that I can be happy again. So thank you very much!
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07 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Jordanllgg45,

The Pentium 4 processor is not x64 compatible, nor is there ANY way to make it "become" a different processor.

At this point, it sounds like you would be much better off buying a new computer.

~Lordbob
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