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Windows 7: About my hyperthreading on my Dell Dimension 4600

07 Aug 2010   #11
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
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
+1 Solid advice.


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07 Aug 2010   #12
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

+2 Really, really solid advice. You cant do any of the things you want with a download.

I am sorry but you are stuck with the hardware you have.


If what you want were possible we wold all do it, but unfortunately it isnt.



Ken
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08 Aug 2010   #13
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

OK, let me reword this, as I say, I have a Dimension 4600 it is in the closet now (not that there's anything wrong with that ). The 2.8GHz CPU choice for the Dimension 4600 was not one that had HT. Yes, there were 2.8GHz Pentium 4 CPU's that have HT, but not the one you have, if it is the one that came with your PC.

I installed a 3.4 GHz Pentium 4 that did have HT, and belive me here, there was no discernible difference in anything I could see or feel after I managed to activate HT on my PC. The only difference was 2 CPU graphs in task manager.

There is an option in your BIOS to turn on HT, but you can't do it unless you make the change from a ACPI Uniprocessor to Multiprocessor. But that won't make your CPU into a HT CPU if it doesn't support it. Tell you what, on the front of your tower, there is an Intel Inside sticker, post back exactly what it says, every word, letter for letter. A Guy
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12 Aug 2010   #14
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

There is a very easy way to know if you have HyperThreading for that P4... just open Task Mannager and see the "Performance" tab, if you see "2" cores in the CPU history, you have HyperThreading... if not, you have the old P4 build (older than Prescott)... and sadly, that models don't support HT...

Anyway, download and run this:
CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

Post all the info that program gives to you, depending on the Codename, I can tell you if your CPU can support HT or not...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
OK, let me reword this, as I say, I have a Dimension 4600 it is in the closet now (not that there's anything wrong with that ). The 2.8GHz CPU choice for the Dimension 4600 was not one that had HT. Yes, there were 2.8GHz Pentium 4 CPU's that have HT, but not the one you have, if it is the one that came with your PC.

I installed a 3.4 GHz Pentium 4 that did have HT, and belive me here, there was no discernible difference in anything I could see or feel after I managed to activate HT on my PC. The only difference was 2 CPU graphs in task manager.

There is an option in your BIOS to turn on HT, but you can't do it unless you make the change from a ACPI Uniprocessor to Multiprocessor. But that won't make your CPU into a HT CPU if it doesn't support it. Tell you what, on the front of your tower, there is an Intel Inside sticker, post back exactly what it says, every word, letter for letter. A Guy
I agree with this... HT, even in the new i7 chips is worthless, you will never get any performance gain with that, I worked with some Prescott P4 HT 3.0 Ghz... and many games ran slower... even a Pentium D processor is better... HT does no difference...

If you have a bit of $$$ and would like an upgrade... go for a new rig instead (I mean, processor, MoBo...) If not... don't worry, you are not loosing anything.

See ya!!
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14 Sep 2010   #15
Diamond Jim

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The Dell 4600 Motherboard has a BIOS that will recognize a HT processor and show it in the BIOS as such. If you don't have HT you will not see it in the BIOS. If you do, it will give you the option of turning it on or not.
Something new I just learned is that there are two different types of 4600 motherboards. The early ones will only support up to a P4 3.0GHz and the later ones will support a P4 3.4GHz. If you plug a 3.4 into an early 4600 it will tell you it is not supported but will still run at a severely reduced clock speed.
Lately I'm finding out WAY more than I ever wanted to about 4600 Motherboards!

Jim
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14 Sep 2010   #16
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Jordanllgg45,

The Pentium 4 processor is not x64 compatible

~Lordbob

Old post I know.

The "newer" ones like the Prescott core are, older ones aren't.


There's so many Pentium 4s, it's confusing, like there's two different version of the Prescott version, some have hyper-threading, some don't.
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