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I use my system for gaming and a bit of flight sim, is there any advantage what so ever to this with HT enabled? I can get a higher clock speed with HT disabled, only 200MHz or so but if HT isn't advantageous for gaming and FSX then am I better off with the extra clock speed and slightly lower temps?
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I use my system for gaming and a bit of flight sim, is there any advantage what so ever to this with HT enabled? I can get a higher clock speed with HT disabled, only 200MHz or so but if HT isn't advantageous for gaming and FSX then am I better off with the extra clock speed and slightly lower temps?
At present, there really isn't a huge advantage to HT in today's games. Not to say there won't be in the future, but at present there's not any evidence that HT increases gaming performace. To back up what I've said, compare the performance of the 2600k with the 2500k. Difference? HT. The 2500k doesn't have HT and still either matches the 2600k or beats the 2600k. In the future, who knows.

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Games = turn off HT
Encoding = turn on HT

If you do both just leave it on.
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Agreed. If gaming takes up the majority of your cpu up time, I'd turn it off.
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I don't think you get anything out of your HT while gaiming. Maybe... Just maybe you might be able to profite from it on Flight Sim since that game is very CPU hungy. But still, the games nees to get coded to use HT. And I don't think any game in the market takes advantage of HT.
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what everyone above said. you don't need ht if you're gaming only. if you're rendering / encoding then ht is a huge difference.
    
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I rarely do encoding, once per year after our skiing holiday but even then it's not much. Internet, media centre and gaming....that's it.

I am glad about this response, since HT really does make the temperatures go up significantly.
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I rarely do encoding, once per year after our skiing holiday but even then it's not much. Internet, media centre and gaming....that's it.

I am glad about this response, since HT really does make the temperatures go up significantly.
Hyperthreading, while some increase in encoding performance, does not really have a huge impact right now. Not to say that it won't in the future, but right now there's nothing out there that has a notable performance increase with HT.
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...if you're rendering...then ht is a huge difference.
Not when using 3D Studio Max
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