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Old 05-01-12, 11:57 AM   #13
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Does it matter if you have HT disabled on the CPU? I turn it off on my i7 920.
Well if you have HT disabled then you don't really need it.

It seems like what this does is effectively force the OS to treat the extra threads provided by HT as cores. I think this was what Intel intended for them to be treated as but Windows added this feature to save power, which makes sense for laptops, but for desktops, not so much.
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Old 05-01-12, 12:04 PM   #14
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I unparked them on my laptop (i5) and my desktops (i7 2600 and Q9550). Funny thing - they all run cooler now. Seems like microsofts' attempt to curb heat and power cause it to generate more heat lmao.
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Old 05-01-12, 12:18 PM   #15
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I unparked them on my laptop (i5) and my desktops (i7 2600 and Q9550). Funny thing - they all run cooler now. Seems like microsofts' attempt to curb heat and power cause it to generate more heat lmao.
Isn't that MS SOP?
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Old 05-01-12, 12:28 PM   #16
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Isn't that MS SOP?
hahah I guess it is.
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Old 05-01-12, 02:04 PM   #17
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I noticed this a few weeks ago but can't say I see a difference before and after. Windows will still use all available cores/threads once cpu usage passes the 60-65% mark. You can see if your cores are parked in windows resource monitor/cpu. On my 920 it liked to park cores 1,2,5,6.
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Old 05-01-12, 02:05 PM   #18
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The main difference I noticed after turning it off is that all my threads are utilized now, even from 1-5% usage. With parking, it consolidated the activity to a few cores with higher percentages. Now it's equally distributed.
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Old 05-01-12, 04:10 PM   #19
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Yeah sorry i meant gaming-wise and such. There is definitely the difference that you mention ViN and it does probably does help keep the cores closer temp-wise
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Old 05-01-12, 06:08 PM   #20
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Thank you for the post AthlonXP1800! I am unparked.
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Old 05-05-12, 11:35 AM   #21
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Finally did a clean install of windows and I have to admit that unparking the cores most definitely makes a difference in smoothness in games. This will be the first thing i do from now on
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Old 05-05-12, 09:39 PM   #22
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Adobe CS2 opens like a rocket now whoa!!!!! thanks.
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