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HT is WAY more niche than OC is. HT benefits a handful of professional applications and almost none most of use everyday.

Is this really where you want to take this discussion?

Edit: Also volts was a concern as far as how high he should be running it for a 24/7 overclock, lower voltage at the same overclock without HT is a benefit from my perspective that outweighs the rewards of HT.

That said, power consumption has never been a concern of mine when speaking on SB cpus, they're awesome in that department.


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HT is WAY more niche than OC is. HT benefits a handful of professional applications and almost none most of use everyday.

Is this really where you want to take this discussion?

Edit: Also volts was a concern as far as how high he should be running it for a 24/7 overclock, lower voltage at the same overclock without HT is a benefit from my perspective that outweighs the rewards of HT.

That said, power consumption has never been a concern of mine when speaking on SB cpus, they're awesome in that department.

HT is in no way more "niche" than a 200 mhz overclock when you're already running at 4.8 ghz. HT benefits day to day use, single threaded applications still make use of HT because they can be run on different CPU threads. There are some commonly used applications that make good use of it as well. Generally speaking, unless you have a specific reason for leaving it off, it's always better to clock your cpu slightly slower (a couple hundred mhz) and leave ht on.

Edit: Op didn't ask about voltage, you brought it up. I'm not sure why you think it's that important. Unless you care about power usage, pretty much EVERYONE on OCN replaces their CPU way before the end of its lifespan, even massively over-volted.
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I would assume since he is choosing between 4.8GHz HT on and 5GHz HT off then voltage is also a concern of his or else he'd just raise it for 5GHz HT on and be done with it.

According this this: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=287

There is almost no difference between the i5-2500k vs the i7-2600k in a large number of the tests even though the i7 is clocked higher with higher turbo core.

I would rather run 1.34v @ 4.8GHz without HT than 1.38 or higher with HT. But again thats just my opinion.


Seems we're arguing semantics, I will just agree to disagree.
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Best thing to do is to just make profiles and switch wheneever you need them.
I have 2 profiles, 1 HT on with higher vcore, 1 HT off. Choose as needed.
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4.8 w/ HT On thumps up
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HT on, simply because I think the difference between 4.8 and 5.0 GHz is too insignificant to turn it off.
 
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post #37 of 37
4.8 with HT on. Else there is no point with that 2600K VS 2500K. And a small 200MHz difference is neglible.
    
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