First post, by AntiRevisionism
I'm just finishing setting up a Dell T5500 workstation. I've upgraded it to have dual six-core Xeons (X5670 SLBV7 2.93 GHz) with 24 GB of RAM (12GB on the motherboard and 12GB on the second CPU riser).
This is the first time I've used a dual processor system with both CPUs installed. Two bios settings I'm a bit unsure on though:
Hyperthreading and Intel Speedstep
Should these be on or off? Both were off by default in the BIOS. I've seen some posts elsewhere suggesting hyperthreading should be off on dual processor systems.
I'll be dropping in a Geforce 1050 2GB and be using this machine for my daily driver until I can build a new system. Old I know... but it can handle basic editing and real time playback of 4k content in Premiere, something my current Q9550 system cannot.