HenrikFantastic i love people not being scared.
Let me add a few things of my findings, hoping that will help the plot :
- first of all, DO NO USE Partition magic. Do not want to start a flame war here, and many users will report no problems at all, but majority of this 'voices' will speak for vfat or ntfs file systems. I have the following partition types:
- reiserfs4 beta
So i my reflexion is while it can work pretty flawlessly on vfat and ntfs ( Which ? There is at least 7 different versions of it, bet M$ forgotten to tell that ), the other types are not good. IT will corrupt file system once out of 4, averagely. To resize reiserfs, use the reiserfs tool on linux / unix, to resize jfs, use the jfs tools etc ...
As well on your research on the Bios system of a 5660, i own such a machine , but it is non HT. A P4 2.4 non ht.
But here is the 'theory':
When intel released the roadmap of p4, the HT technology wasn't ready fully yet, but present. Considering that it cost 2 times the same amount of money to a Founder to have 2 different design engraved for the same processor, INTEL decided to release the P4 with HT, but with a 'soldering iron tweak' on first model to disable the HT technology. In fact, as linux reports it ( CPU0 present, CPU1 hadware disabled), ALL p4 have 'built-in' HT technology, but disabled on lower models and for commercial reasons, obviously.
The mainboard of the 5660 and of the 5670 is indeed a 845E ( Brookdale) supporting indeed HT, and as the file /proc/cpuinfo on linux system shows, the ht flag of the processor is present too.
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 15
model : 2
model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
stepping : 7
cpu MHz : 2399.966
cache size : 512 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 2
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe cid
bogomips : 4734.97
I do not believe power supply and components restrictions, AT ALL. Laptops are designed to be easily upgradable by the CONSTRUCTOR, and declinaisons of variable configurations options are possible only if main components do not vary from one to the other. If the mainboard and its components had really changed, this will be reflected by the probes on linux. ( no, the constructor do not tinker with the mainboard, only the original manufacturer does ). Off course all steps are taken to make sure the end user will not find out. Unfortunately the end user is anybody from the reseller to us.
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev 11)
Subsystem: CLEVO/KAPOK Computer: Unknown device 5600
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Capabilities: [e4] #09 [a104]
Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 2.0
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 11) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 96
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00003fff
Memory behind bridge: e0100000-e01fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: f0000000-f7ffffff
Now henrik, i will be very happy to obtain your modified bios as i am gonna put a 3.06 HT p4 in, just to satisfy my curiosity.
And ohhh, Henrik, You definately Rock !
I am ready to answer all these claims.