From what I understand, HT technology is not 'only' dependent on your processor speed but it is also a built-in hardware.
Where did you get this info? That's exactly the detail I'm looking for.
(PS - done a bit more research just now and on a different forum a guy points out that really
slow* XEON processors support HT. Hmmm ... looked into this and it's not the answer I wanted i.e., yes the Xeon is a P4, no it's not a P4b. In fact it's a socket 603/4 product - not exactly mainstream
* see ftp://download.intel.com/design/Xeon...s/25193102.pdf
... HT at a mere 1.5ghz!!!).