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Old 01-30-2006, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Possible Hyperthreading Issue?

I have an Asus K8N-E Deluxe mobo with an AMD Sempron 3100+ processor and 1GB of RAM. I periodically get a blue screen in Windows XP (up to date) with the BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER error.

I upgraded my BIOS yesterday and today I got the same blue screen.

I've done some research about this error and I keep finding advice to disable hyperthreading to get rid of the error. I can't figure out how to do this with my mobo.

First of all, is disabling hyperthreading the best route? Even if it's slower with it disabled I don't care as long as the blue screens go away.

Second of all, is it even possible to disable HT with my system?

Any other advice? Thanks!

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Old 01-30-2006, 08:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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AMD is Hyper-Transport
INTEL is Hyperthreading

I've seen the BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER error problem before. None of the fixes have had anything to do with disabling Hyper-Transport.

I do believe you need to take out your ASUS Drivers Disk and reinstall USB drivers.

Try: Start > Control Panel > System > Hardware >Device Manager
Look in the USB Device Menu... Check and see if anything on that list has a yellow " ! " next to it.

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Old 01-30-2006, 08:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well that would explain why I couldn't find any mention of hyperthreading in my AMD manual -- thanks for clearing that up for me.

I looked in Device Manager and all is well, no yellow anywhere.

I'm downloading all of the latest non-beta stuff for my mobo and I'll reinstall it all. I'll let you know...
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Old 01-31-2006, 04:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hyperthreading is used on certain Pentium 4 chips. it basically tricks the computer into thinking there are 2 CPU's so it will send 2 instructions at a time.

Hypertransport is used on AMD K8 CPU's (Athlon 64's, socket 754 Semprons and Opterons)
it refers to the way the CPU communicates with RAM. instead of communicating to RAM through a memory controller on the motherboard, they have their own memory controller onboard, and communication between CPU and memory controller runs at the CPU's speed.
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