Hyper-Threading is a technology introduced by Intel with its Pentium 4 series of processors, and it is designed to optimise the usage of the processor's resources, allowing two threads to run simultaneously on a single processor core. The Hyper-Threading technology simulates the presence of a second physical core for every existing core of a processor. The technology requires a Hyper-Threading-enabled processor and a compatible motherboard, and it can be enabled or disabled via the system BIOS.
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Turn on the PC and during the POST screen, press the key assigned to access the BIOS, commonly "Delete" or "F2", depending on the model of your motherboard.
Locate the Hyper-Threading option in the system BIOS. Typically, this is located on the main tab, but the location can differ, depending on the motherboard and BIOS.
Select the Hyper-Threading option, press "Enter" to bring up the settings tab and select "Disabled".
Exit the BIOS saving changes and wait for your PC to reboot. Hyper-Threading should be disabled.
Tips and warnings
- To take full advantage of the Hyper-Technology, enable it before installing an operating system.
- Install the Intel INF Utility before installing any drivers for Windows to correctly detect and use the Hyper-Threading technology.
- Use the latest drivers available to ensure maximum compatibility and optimisation.
- If the Hyper-Threading option is displayed in BIOS but its status cannot be changed, the installed processor does not support Hyper-Threading.
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