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I play a lot of wow, and it runs very poorly. Would disabling hyper threading help or hurt my fps. Also on a ram kinda question, I have ddr2 800 in here, but it gets clocked down to a base of 226 so its running at ddr2 452?, Any way to bump up the speed? thanks ^_^
post #2 of 19
HT will probably help, a bit.
I don't think WoW takes full advantage of the extra threads.

How much RAM do you have?
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HT will probably help, a bit.
I don't think WoW takes full advantage of the extra threads.

How much RAM do you have?
Just put a 2gb stick in this morning, honestly didn't help that much, kinda disappointed
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So you have a total of?
2GB?
4GB?
post #5 of 19
Extra cores?

Isn't the Atom single core with 2 threads?
    
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There are dual-core Atoms as well, with two physical cores and two additional logical cores thanks to HT. Single-core Atoms are generally used in netbooks, with the latter being used in nettops.
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If yours is a dual core - disable it - if single - it probably won't matter either way.

Can't hurt to at least try something different. But no matter what you do it's probably not going to make much of a difference.
    
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Enable it, single core and dual core CPU greatly benefit from hyper-threading.
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You're using an Atom, which is a really weak CPU. I benchmarked (IBT GFlops value for what it's worth) my single-core Atom netbook and it barely pulls ahead of my 800 MHz Pentium III from over ten years ago.
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If WoW uses only two cores/threads which I believe it does, then HT on a dual core chip with be worthless, and may decrease his performance slightly... And since he can't afford that it's best to turn it off and see what happens.
    
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