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Installing Hyper Threading. Hard?

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May 30, 2003 6:18:48 PM

I will be getting a ProStar Notebook soon which comes with a P4 3.06Ghz Hyper-Threading CPU. (with WinXP)

The first thing I plan to do is format the drive and reinstall windows. They tell me that getting Hyper-Threading to work is very difficult and if I ever need to re-install windows, I should just send in the laptop again.

From what I have read, windows will automatically detect hyperthreading and at the most I just need a BIOS update. But if I am getting the laptop with HT enabled, and just re-installing windows, I do not even need to update the BIOS.

So I would like to know how difficult it is to get HT to work when installing WinXP. Is there something I'm missing?
May 30, 2003 8:17:16 PM

I've never done it myself ... yet, but I've never <i>heard</i> of it being difficult. It's supposed to be automatic. Just flip a switch in BIOS and violla. Sounds to me like they're lying through their teeth to you about how hard it'll be.

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May 30, 2003 8:18:40 PM

i just installed a p4 3.0 HT 800fsb processor and it detected everything automatically in win XP pro. *shrug*
May 30, 2003 11:31:40 PM

Damn a 3ghz notebook Geeez! Hypertreading should be detected by windows, just like multiple cpu's are. Sounds like an OEM wants to make some $$ off you.