View Full Version : Why I miss Hyperthreading...

02-26-06, 10:23 PM
Here I sit trying to print to my son's USB injet printer. He is playing warcraft III at the moment. It's printing in little spurts. Both this computer and his are A64 3200+ nForce4 rigs. Mine has 2 GB and his has 2. See sig...

Back last year when his was P4 and I needed to print, it would print instantly an continuosly regardless if any game he was playing.

Now with it as an A64 single core it is not. Prints half an inch or even an inch and then pauses printing for 10 seconds or so. Then continues. Taking forever. His game occasionally gets choppy while the print job is trying to go.

So I guess I am wondering. Is X2 based AMD's able to handle multiple tasks such as spooling a large print job while playing a big game with neither interfering with the other?


02-26-06, 10:32 PM
dual core is great, and the 3800+ is only $295 and i love mine

it handles way more than my intel p4 3.06ghz HT

02-26-06, 11:01 PM
Yah, my dual core kicks my old 3.0c's behind from here to oblivion :cool:

02-26-06, 11:20 PM
Yah, my dual core kicks my old 3.0c's behind from here to oblivion :cool:

That's like... less than a month away. *hopes* (nana2)

Son Goku
02-26-06, 11:27 PM
Well, I have an A64 now, but not an X2... Dual core isn't at the top of my list right now, as I still have an ATI Radeon 9600, and some other stuff that could use an upgrade.

That said, after I get some other upgrades squared away, I'm thinking X2... For starters, after I got the A64, I signed up for more distributed computing science apps. Too many, to be attached to all at the same time, without suspending some. Yup, I could use another core to help run some of these WUs concurrently :D What can I say, I've become somewhat of a credit *****, trying to keep my credits up there :rofl

02-26-06, 11:28 PM
WOOT Oblivion!

Thanks everyone for your replys!

Think my next upgrade is X2 3800+ and an X1900XL.


02-26-06, 11:42 PM
Yeah the dual cores do rock. I love my 4400 x2 Toledo,DC gives you a great computing experience. I have mine running at 2.5 with hardly any boost in vcore. Makes me forget my FX 55 even in gaming,but part of that is I ran a 6800 Ultra with the Fx and i run 7800gtx in SLI with this rig. I'll never use a single core again!

02-27-06, 01:12 AM
X2's are fantastic compared to Hyperthreading. I'm glad I made the switch.

02-27-06, 02:31 AM
My 4800x2 is freakin awesome. I love it, even if I had to sell the farm to buy it when it first came out.

02-27-06, 07:42 PM
since you have a network connect the printer to it, or go buy a networkable printer.. I have a samsung ML-1651N (actually ML-1650 with add on network card) and best of all it's supported under linux.

check out the toys at crapusa computers

02-28-06, 07:40 PM
That's strange I am able to do the same thing fine on my rig. Sounds more like a network problem.

02-28-06, 10:16 PM
check the hardware resources being used by the usb hubs and see if there are any being shared with cpu, display adapter etc. IRQ sharing problem maybe.

03-01-06, 09:09 AM
are you using a hub or switch? or router? if its a hub, i bet since he's playing an online game tossing info through the hub and youre tossing info in about printing.. its packet collision time. hubs are not very smart about getting packets where they need to go. but if youve got a switch or something.. let me know, cause if its a network problem, its what i do for a living:)