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Hyperthreading worth the extra cost?

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JML

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I've been looking at a 2500+ Barton (a mere $90 on newegg) vs a 2.6c P4 ($170, almost double the price of the Barton).

Is the hyperthreading noticeable in every day applications and general windows use?
 

Mr. $T$

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JML said:
I've been looking at a 2500+ Barton (a mere $90 on newegg) vs a 2.6c P4 ($170, almost double the price of the Barton).

Is the hyperthreading noticeable in every day applications and general windows use?

no :p I see no difference, the apps I run are internet, games, music, e-mail, and occasional video editing. In fact with win 2k I see it being faster with it turned off :-/, however If you have XP it should work fine even on Home because that is the os it was made for.
 

Dc5e

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i heard with video editing and stuff, some people say they saw up to 30% speed increase... it really depends on what your doing.
 
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JML

JML

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Doesn't seem like it's really worth the extra $80. Guess I'll stick with AMD :)
 

Tawcan

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It really depends on what you use your computer for. If you're just using it for browsing and occasionally gaming then I doubt you'll notice the difference. If you do a lot of video/sound editing or folding then yes it would be worth it IMO. :)
 

Noodles

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Who would try to encode a video while playing a game anyway? Its nice that you can but...it just seems like I'd be doing a half assed job of both of them.
 

zabomb4163

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are you planing on buying all new components?

-if not

what components are you planing on keeping?
 
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JML

JML

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Thinkin about it as a xmas present. I'm not sure what board I want, though I'd like it to have SATA RAID (can windows boot from a SATA RAID set-up?), and have a 400FSB. To go w/ the mobo, Corsair XMS PC3200 512MB ram, and maybe two of those new WD 10,000 RPM SATA drives >=-)

There's prob some other crap I want I can't think of at the moment cause I'm exhausted. I'd appreciate motherboard suggestions though
 

a12bc3

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Whos looking @ zabomb's sig when you can look at his avatar :p

Anyways ... I think he means the 8RDA+ ... 240 is good cept the 7 multiplier :(

I got my 2.4C --> 3.1Ghz 100% stable on stock cooling.