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Just want to know if possible to turn off Hyper-Threading I have a XPS L501X Laptop.

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It's a new Dell laptop with a i5-core 560M. I want to try and see if I can increase my fps in mame/pcsx2 if I were to turn off HT ? Do you think it's possible ? and if so do you think it would increase my fps in those programs ?

I wanted to check here first before trying and did not want to waste my time fiddling in the bios.thanks
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It would actually decrease your FPS. Hyperthreading on a dual core is ESSENTIAL, you wouldn't want to turn it off. Although hyperthreading on a quad core will sometimes hinder your FPS. You definitely want to keep it on.
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It might increase your FPS. Simply enter the bios, look for the CPU configuration, disable HT, save changes and reboot. Launch your game and see if it helps. If it doesn't you've only wasted a couple minutes.
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