I have an old P4 3ghz with 3gb of ram. Ive rebuilt it with Windows Server 2008 to act as my test and continuous integration machine.
When I went into the BIOS to make it boot from the DVD to install Windows Server I turned on Hyperthreading.
What have I achieved through doing this?
Have I given myself 2 x 1.5ghz "cores" ?
The machine runs..
- SQL Server (Express)
- IIS (inc. PHP5)
- Team City
- Visual SVN Server
It is only used by me and a few test users who connect in now and again.
Would the machine run better leaving hyperthreading switched on or turning it off again?
The main priorities are fast compilation times on Team City.