Worthwhile turning off hyperthreading for higher clock speed

Is it worth disabling hyperthreading in my i7 system to lower temps and gain a higher clock speed? Currently i'm running at 3.6 ghz on my 920 chip and I can't go higher without my temps reading over 75c in realtemp.
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  1. Depends on what you do with your i7 920. If it's just gaming, I would turn off HT and clock higher. if you do encodeing and cpu intensive apps, keep HT on and just run it at 3.6ghz.
  2. OR get a better CPU cooler
  3. Disabling HT will allow an additional ~ 200 Mhz at the same Vcore with a decrease in temperatures of up to ~ 12c.
  4. CompuTronix said:
    Disabling HT will allow an additional ~ 200 Mhz at the same Vcore with a decrease in temperatures of up to ~ 12c.


    That's pretty significant, i'd do it. Keep in mind i do a lot of gaming, not as much multi-core intensive programs. But if you can drop up to 12c off your temps you can up the voltages a but more for some pretty good mhz gains.
  5. is that how you guys are reaching 4.0 ghz on air? I don't seem to be able to get that high on my setup and i'm using the noctua cpu fan which is suppose to be rated decent.
  6. I need 1.4v to get 4ghz on my i7 920 C0, with HT off. Not all chips overclock the same. I really boils down to how comfortable you are with voltages and temps, to achieve your desired goal.
  7. flyin15sec said:
    It really boils down to how comfortable you are with voltages and temps, to achieve your desired goal.

    As long as they undersdtand Intel's voltage and thermal specifications. Shall I go over them again?
  8. Some benchmarks show that HT can actually hinder gaming performance. If you are almost exclusively gaming, you would be even more to your benefit to turn off HT and increase the overclock, or even leave it at its current speed to lower temps slightly. Either way you could increase gaming performance.
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