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I just made the move finally from Windows XP 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit.

After I got my new OS up and running my settings were the same as before no changes in the boot screen. However after I ran Windows update and completed my optional updates which consisted of some drivers and x64 "reliability" updates. I now noticed that my E6750 has hyper-threading enabled.

Question is should it be enabled? Is this something that a 64-bit OS takes advantages of.
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post #2 of 14
No as it doesnt support Hyper threading.
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hmm interesting I just checked and you are correct.

What happened, Windows Update messed something up?
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hmm interesting I just checked and you are correct.

What happened, Windows Update messed something up?
Can't run something that isn't supported. It was most likely a false reading. Easiest way to check is open task manager. If you have 2 threads then you DO NOT have hyperthreading.
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Im not sure,maybe something has not installed correctly?

What exactly tells you that hyper threading is enabled?
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Its still enabled in the BIOS and reads in the boot screen something like (last part) "Hyper-Threading Technology enabled" when I turn on my computer along with all the other regular information such as memory, disk drives. I'll disable it for good measure. It only happened after I did my optional updates.

Yeah I have two threads.
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Hmm what does your BIOS say?
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Ah,k,so its in bios that your seeing this then?

If hyper threading was enabled on this cpu you would see 4 cores/threads or whatever in task manager.

Would be neat if it was actually working
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Ok so I just checked and it say this at the boot screen

"Hyper-Threading Technology CPU Detected (Hyper-Threading Enabled)"

when I disabled it it read

"Hyper-Threading Technology CPU Detected (Hyper-Threading Disabled)"

I disabled it and guess what...my task manager has only one thread now. Some kind of bug. Something went wrong.

Thinking of reinstall OS and this time not doing the optional updates.
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Ok so I just checked and it say this at the boot screen

"Hyper-Threading Technology CPU Detected (Hyper-Threading Enabled)"

when I disabled it it read

"Hyper-Threading Technology CPU Detected (Hyper-Threading Disabled)"

I disabled it and guess what...my task manager has only one thread now. Some kind of bug. Something went wrong.

Thinking of reinstall OS and this time not doing the optional updates.
Windows Updates have no affect on the bios.

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=30784

Regardless, it's most likely a fault with the motherboards bios because Intel says its 2Cores with 2Threads.
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