I have a question regarding disabling Hyper-threading on an Intel i7-980x...i have read on a couple different forums that this can be dangerous and potentially fry your cpu. Is there any merit to this? Im wanting to disable hyper-threading as its a possible fix for some performance issues im having with Battlefield 3, but its not worth it to me if its potentially risky to my cpu. It doesn't make sense to me why this would be dangerous, but i have heard a few people say it is. Anyone have thoughts on this?
Is there a reason you think the HT is causing performance issue? I'm curious because I've never heard of it being an issue.
If there are other possible fixes, I would attempt those first. For example, eliminate other running processes (including AV if necessary); upgrade all your drivers; if you're OCing, cut back to standard speeds.
If you still think you have to disable HT (I would think you'd do it in the BIOS/UEFI), remove all other performance enhancements (like OCing, adjusting voltage, etc.). You want the CPU (whole computer in fact) to be "stock" before you disable HT. If you're successful, then you can try to put back some of the performance enhancements.