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msconfig tweaking i5 430m cores

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April 18, 2010 12:40:49 PM

I went into msconfig and fond that there are 4 cores possible for the i5 430m processor. Is it safe to set to 4 cores even though it is a dual core with 4 cores because of hyperthreading ?
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April 18, 2010 1:41:34 PM

Windows thinks its a 4 core processor because of Hyper Threading.
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April 18, 2010 4:34:12 PM

Is there a performance increase when you set it to 4 cores or is it safer to let windows control it ?
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a c 133 à CPUs
April 18, 2010 4:46:07 PM

If windows controls it it is already set to that like I said windows will see a hyper threaded dual core processor as a 4 core. If you keep it so windows controls it will set it to 4 core automatically and if you open up task manager you will see 4 threads.
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