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Core i7 930, HT on or off?

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Hello,

I am a gamer and mostly use my PC for gaming only. I was wondering how much of a performance impact i will get if I turn my HT off so I can get some lower temperatures.

-Thanks
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HT doesn't do much for gaming.
    
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Originally Posted by Timechange01 View Post
Hello,

I am a gamer and mostly use my PC for gaming only. I was wondering how much of a performance impact i will get if I turn my HT off so I can get some lower temperatures.

-Thanks
Some games actually benefit with HT off.
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I get 10C lower temperatures with HT off. So then I guess I will definitely turn off HT!

Thanks guy
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post #5 of 7
Doesn't really help, doesn't really hurt.
So if you're just gaming go ahead - turn it off you should see lower temps, and can prob readjust chip's voltage too a bit.
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post #6 of 7
An example of HT hurting after a quick OCN search.



http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ts-gaming.html

An OCN user review on the subject:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...ing-games.html
post #7 of 7
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Thanks!

I was running my CPU at 4.42Ghz with HT on and my temperatures were in the upper 70s. Now Im in the 60s with HT off. This is awesome
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