Another NEWS update for you regulars that never make it over to read the news update forum.
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2/17/03 at 8:14pm
|Originally posted by Richard Lee
Doesn't the app itself have be written to be HT enabled because there's specific hardware being addressed rather than passively taking advantage of it via the OS?
|Originally posted by beebster83
I am kinda irked on the fact that it will require a reload of the OS... I'll have to see what that entails because I don't want to lose the data I have on there already. Hopefully I can just reformat the Windows partition and leave the data partition alone (one of the benefits of keeping data separate from OS). Will a repair install be enough? Why is an OS reload required?
|Originally posted by StuartV666
No. With HT enabled, Windows simply sees your motherboard as having two CPUs - just as if you had an actual dual processor system. So apps that use multiple threads should see significant benefits, without having to be re-coded or -compiled to run on an HT system.
And, as has already been mentioned, even single-threaded apps can benefit, since pretty much anybody running Windows *is* running multiple applications at the same time, and HT will allow your single-threaded app to run "simultaneously" with the other apps that are running.