Our small test environment has XP machines with their BIOS configured without using Hyperthreading technology (Virtual 2nd CPU).

What impact would enabling the hyperthreading have on the boxes if they are currently rolled out using the older HAL?

How can we benchmark the differences / benefits?

Thanks for all coments on this one.

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Ummmm I'm not really sure that this is the correct forum for this topic. This is Software Distribution but Ill give it a go.

If the bios in the boxes were changed to HT then the change is Machine based and not OS based. Windows would still use the same files and registry set to do its job. The workstation would take over the HT process. The only thing I can see happening is that Windows may sense the HT change and want to install different kernel drivers for some of its functions.

Other than that it should be more or less transparent to the user.
Answered 04/15/2005 by: MSIMaker
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