Originally Posted by TPeterson
Hyperthreading applies only to Intel chips.
OK, I did not know AMD had so poor hardware designers. Seymore Cray had an example of a computer that did several things at once way back in the 1960's. I am very familiar with both the hardware and software as I worked for CDC.
The Boot.ini method works for all Windows versions, IIRC, not just XP. (But I have to say that I've not tried it in WV or W7)Not true. Using the /onecpu parameter turns off HT in Windows regardless of the BIOS settings.
I am afraid I have you on this. Windows Vista and W7 do not have "Boot.ini". The only ways to limit the CPU and Hyper threading is either by entering the BIOS and changing the parameters like I did or use "DualBootPRO". A binary file is now used in place of "Boot.ini" and MS does not provide safe tools. I have checked and DualBootPRO has a "Limit CPU's" option. That may also apply to "Hyper Threading".
?? Is the "Not true" an edit, are you saying that it does not work "for all Windows versions" or that you have tried it?
EDIT: Having said all that, I'm not at all sure that Muse's issue has anything to do with multicore processors (esp. since his is a single core chip)!
If he can play a capture using MyHD from a drive on the network then that is proof that he has only one CPU in that system.
I had two hours until the next CW_EPG or HDHR recording so I entered my BIOS and turned Hyper Threading off and selected "1" Core.
This is the result of Windows Explorer's "Tools/Map Network Drive".
I then tested playing back a file back from my NAS with MyHD. It worked just fine. Normally it does NOT!
I then changed the directory for MyHD captures and clicked on the record button on MyHD's controller.
Upon checking my NAS I discovered that it was working just fine. So the MetaFAQ and Digitial Connections MyHD FAQ need to be updated to say that with one CPU and no Hyper threading you can both playback and record captures
to network files.
I had the thought to change the MyHD Buffer directory to one on a network share, ... MyHD refused saying that network drives are not supported. Is it possible to work around this
Muse did not say clearly (To me at least) what he was trying to do when he got the error message.
When I tried to change MyHD's Time Shift buffers to a directory on my NAS I got the following error box":
MIT's programmers must have thought that the read / write over a network would be too slow for timeshifting. That is no longer true IMHO. But the MyHD software just will not allow it under any conditions.