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How to disable HT?

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January 30, 2010 7:06:49 AM

Hi all,

My first Q on Tom's Harware :) 

I have the Alienware Aurora ALX, nice computer but I can't disable HT in BIOS - there is not an option to do this :/  there were at my last computer (Dell Studio XPS 435MT) with same chipset, in advanced settings (or something simular :) ) but now I'm stuck.

Is there a way with software to shut it off?

Main reason is that GRiD will not run with 8 "cores" and editing of some config. files didn't do the trick..

Please help. :) 

Kind regards,
Martin @ Sweden

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January 30, 2010 7:10:10 AM

Forgot: I have the i7 960 in X58 chipset. Not sure on BIOS version but it's factory installed a month ago.
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January 30, 2010 12:43:35 PM

Grid wont notice any differenece between 1/2/4/6/8 cores weather they are physical or logical.

Most software these days - especially games will not make use of more than two cores at best.

HT is of limited or noticeable use to most people and i seriously doubt that it will stop Grid from running.

Which operating system are you running ?
January 30, 2010 2:47:51 PM

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

I beleave it's HT, because when I shut it off in my previous i7 (920) GRiD worked like a charm.

GRiD doesn't run at all now :(  game starts but when loading 1:st race it's just loading and loading.