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Well, all I use my computer for is gaming and I am thinking about upgrading to a 2011 socket when they come out later this year if I can save enough money over the summer.

Should I get hyperthreading at all? I do not know a lot about how it works, but I do know that the performance increase in most games is not all that much. Just asking some opinions.
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If all you do primarily is game / surf etc then no, don't bother going for HT.
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There's literally no performance increase when it comes to Games. Not worth it, man.
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Only would be worth it if you do lots of video editing or anything that is a multithreaded application.
     
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If all you do primarily is game / surf etc then no, don't bother going for HT.
alright well just for an example if i got the i5 750 over the i7 920, would HT disabled on the 920 make it overclock farther than the 750?

I am asking this because the 750 and 920 are basically the same CPU, but the i7 has HT of course.
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Just stay with your i7 920, not worth upgrading it if you are just gaming.
Your better off getting another 580 or what ever card is superior at the time.
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alright well just for an example if i got the i5 750 over the i7 920, would HT disabled on the 920 make it overclock farther than the 750?

I am asking this because the 750 and 920 are basically the same CPU, but the i7 has HT of course.
Well I'd say the 750 and 860 are closer, but nevertheless it's Nehalem architecture.
You wouldn't be guaranteed higher a higher OC by that comparison IMO; you're dealing with different chips and (more importantly) VIDs are going to vary between them (diff batches etc etc).
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Well I'd say the 750 and 860 are closer, but nevertheless it's Nehalem architecture.
You wouldn't be guaranteed higher a higher OC by that comparison IMO; you're dealing with different chips and (more importantly) VIDs are going to vary between them (diff batches etc etc).
alright so HT being disabled really wont help me get to a higher overclock at all? Alright I will just not use it then. Thanks for the advice.

@LiLChris- My 920 is bottlenecking right now since all I play is real time strategy. The GPU will be upgraded sometime later. Maybe I'll upgrade it if I have enough money, but chances for that are not great.
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alright so HT being disabled really wont help me get to a higher overclock at all? Alright I will just not use it then. Thanks for the advice.

@LiLChris- My 920 is bottlenecking right now since all I play is real time strategy. The GPU will be upgraded sometime later. Maybe I'll upgrade it if I have enough money, but chances for that are not great.
Well if you're looking at two different chips then it might not.
If you're just talking about your current chip then you very well could - disabling HT is going to reduce temps and require a bit less volts.

Again I was saying it might not matter before because you were comparing different chips.


Also semi-OT, but if all you play are RTS games why did you buy a GTX 580?
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I have been reading about hyperthreading hurting games. I have the new i7 and wondered if I should disable it. I didnt even know it could be turned off. I have been getting poor benchmarks and frame rates in eyefinity. Much worse than it really should be getting.
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