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What is the difference between overclocking and hyperthreading

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March 26, 2010 1:04:55 PM

Hello,
what is the difference between overclocking and hyperthreading
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March 26, 2010 2:01:19 PM

Hyperthreading basically tells one physical core to pretend it is more than one core on the operating system level, these are called threads or virtual cores, so a quad core CPU with hyperthreading actually has 4 physical cores but some applications will see 8 cores, or 2 threads/virtual cores per 1 physical core

Overclocking is simply (not always simple though) upping the speed of the CPU (including all cores/threads) so, for example, my Q6600 is stick @ 2.4 GHz, i overclocked it to 3.6GHz thus making all 4 cores work at 3.6 GHz.
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