Hyper Threading

Hello all :)
I was just wondering how much of a difference does
Hyper-Threading really make?
For example say i get a 2.4 ghz P4 with Hyper-Threading
800 mhz is my processor going to run more like a 2.6 or higher with a fsb of 533 mhz?
Many thanks


Lance
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  1. If u have an HT enabled cpu, u will notice that in window task manager u have to cpu's runing, thats not mean that u have two cpu's. the fact is that HT enables to the processor to work on two threads in the same time, for example loading photoshop and autocad, it will load them as it is using two cpu's instead of one, that means that HT will give u more speed but not always. not all games programs...... are compatible with HT.
    but if u purchase the HT 800mhz cpu it will run fuster not only of the HT but of the FSB at 200mhz quadpumped, so it gives 800MT, but u nees a compatible mbrd, and ddr400
  2. Thanks parhelia :O)
    I'm thinking of getting this pc,you think its worth it?
    The price is 799.00 its a Hewlett-Packard Pavilion
    Product Details
    Warranty Terms - Parts 1-year limited
    Warranty Terms - Labour 1-year limited
    Product Height 11.75"
    Product Width 19.5"
    Product Weight 38 lbs.
    Product Length 24"
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    Video Memory 64MB
    Manuals Included Microsoft Windows XP
    Maximum CD-ROM Drive Speed No CD-ROM drive
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    Keyboard Description HP multimedia keyboard
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    System Bus 800MHz
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    Lance
  3. It is reasonable to assume that a HT-enabled, 800Mhz-FSB P4 will perform roughly on par with a +400Mhz-clocked P4 without HT and only with a 533Mhz-FSB.

    Therefore, a 2.4C will handily stand next to a 2.8Ghz, 533Mhz-FSB P4 in benchmarks... This general comparison works, but should be interpreted loosely.

    :evil: <font color=red><b>M</b></font color=red>ephistopheles
  4. Many Thanks Mephistopheles :)

    Lance
  5. nVidia GeForce4 MX 440 ? That kind of ... sucks.

    <font color=blue>Give man fish and you feed him for a day. Teach man to fish and he spend his lifetime drinking beer in boat.
    --Chinese Proverb</font color=blue>
  6. Yes... that sucks... even a Ti4200 would much preferable...

    What about a FX5200 or something?... Cheap and respectable...

    :evil: <font color=red><b>M</b></font color=red>ephistopheles
  7. why not build your own PC by selecting the parts at an online hardware store and have them assemble it for you, you'll find a lot of info on these boards.

    Roses are <font color=red>red</font color=red>, violets are <font color=blue>blue</font color=blue>, post something stupid and I won't reply to you!
  8. I know that sucks,im really on a budget here.
    I found an ABs system for $859 it has the following specs.
    This looks much better to me what u guys think?
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    Logitech Z-640 5.1 Surround 71 Watts with Subwoofer (Item#ABS36121104) 1 Standard
    Asus Model P4S800 SIS 648 Chipset 800/533MHz FSB with Hyper Threading Support (Item#ABS13131462) 1 Standard
    Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz 512k 800MHz FSB With Hyper-Threading (Item#ABS19116157) 1 Standard
    Geil 512MB PC-3200 DDR400 C2.5 (Item#ABS20144305) 1 Standard
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    Lance
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