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Does hyper threading require matched memory

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  • HP Laptop
  • Dual Core
  • Memory
  • Motherboards
Last response: in Motherboards
March 27, 2012 3:30:35 PM

I have an hp laptop. Shows 4 cores with a dual core machine. I purchased 2 4 gig chips for a matched pair. The 4 cores that show in the os, does that indicated that hyper threading is enabled?

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a b V Motherboard
March 27, 2012 3:40:34 PM

The ram and the CPU are independent of each other. Hyperthreading does not care about the type or amount of ram you have.

A dual core cpu will show as 4 cores in the device manager if HT is on. This is because each core can do 2 threads at once, so the operating system treats it the same as a 4 core CPU.

"Control panel" then "system" should show you how much ram you have.
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a c 233 V Motherboard
March 27, 2012 3:41:07 PM

Yes. HT is a CPU function and not a memory function. So, adding memory has nothing to do with whether the CPU supports HT. Sounds like you are good to go as configured.