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Old 08-04-2006, 05:58 PM   #1
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on my P4 its HT Hyper Transport i think... what exactly is that, on my dual core it has the pc usage thing on taskmanger split in 2 for 2 cores... but so does my P4
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Old 08-04-2006, 06:00 PM   #2
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Okay first of all, HT stands for Hyper-threading, not Hypertransport. Hypertransport is a technology used by AMD 64 chips. Basically your computer see's two cpus when there is only one. It helps you multitask, and do a lot of things at once.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperthreading
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Oh, didn't mean to repost, but your current processor actually does have two cores, so thats why in task manager you see two windows.
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For P4, it's Hyperthreading, and it creates a virtual core so you see two instead of one. This allows tasks to be split up and it allows both the real and virtual core to work.

Edit: You beat me to it...:P
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Old 08-04-2006, 06:07 PM   #5
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Oh, didn't mean to repost, but your current processor actually does have two cores, so thats why in task manager you see two windows.

current meaning my amd?
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Old 08-04-2006, 06:13 PM   #6
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Yep.
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