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lol ok thanks guys... so the ht will definitely make more of a difference as opposed to the extra 200mhz?

i've also saved multiple profiles, thanks
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Playing games, I can see switching it off, but if I had a PC that powerful, I'd keep -bigadv or SMP running 24/7 anyways. Depends on the program, but I'd keep all the power on tap all the time.
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post #13 of 37
Yes, HT is worth it over those extra 200Mhz
    
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post #14 of 37
It basically boils down to....why did you even buy an i7 if you aren't going to use the HT?

If you just want to OC for high numbers and gaming, sell the i7, head over to Microcenter (I see you're in Chicago) and pick up a i5-2500K for $180.
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post #15 of 37
At those speeds it really doesn't matter gaming wise.

4.8 HT off /w less volts.
    
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
At those speeds it really doesn't matter gaming wise.

4.8 HT off /w less volts.
Err, a lot of modern applications can use more than 4 threads, keep HT on. And of course it still matters at high clock speeds, some would argue it matters even more, since at high frequencies, each thread can do more.
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post #17 of 37
HT on

I get around 5-6k more cpu points in vantage. windows runs a bit smoother compared w/out on my system. good luck
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There aren't a lot of applications that use HT, there are far more that don't than do.

Secondly some programs, games included perform worse with HT on (albeit a minor difference).

Vantage is a terrible program to use for gaming performance as far as the cpu testing goes outside how far it pushes your gpus. If you can find me a game that needs/uses 8 threads I will eat my words.

Just opinion here, but there is no reason to push your chip to 5GHz 24/7. 4.8 is crazy fast by anyones standards and if HT is causing you to use more voltage for the same clock I'd lose it for higher clocks and less voltage.
    
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post #19 of 37
I thought games didn't really benefit from HT?
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post #20 of 37
Most games won't take advantage of more than 2 cores. Except that in the last year more and more are being optimzed to use 4 or more...
Anyways, I would turn HT off if I would mostly game.
Turn HT on if I'm not into gaming
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