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i am overclocking a friends Phenom II x6 and i was just wondering what the setting AMD turbo core is.... it is currently set to auto, should i disable it?
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so the setting is called AMD turbo core technology. if i hit 3.8-4ghz should i disable it? I read somewhere that it overclocks the only cores being utilized by 500mhz which is a good idea, but i am already going very fast.
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Disable it.
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post #4 of 10
If you wan't to run all cores at max, with high voltage and max fan speeds, then yes disable it.

If, when you're bored of playing with the clocks (which after over a year I am) and hearing your fan the whole time, you can run the turbocore at 4.2Ghz on stock vcore and the slowest fan speed.

So, depends what you want from it.
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post #5 of 10
I would infact enable it under most circumstances. Very few games and programs take full advantage of a 6 core cpu and so it would seem wise to have less cores with higher clock speeds than 6 cores with less. Sure you can run a phenom at 3.8-4ghz 24/7 but then what happens if you run something that can only fully utilize 2 or 4 cores. It would then be better to have 3 cores clock at 4.2+ghz which would give petter performance per core.

See where I'm coming from?
post #6 of 10
I'm currently running low voltage settings (1.122v) for 6 cores, but I modified turbo core to run at 4262Mhz. Beats running a mediocre 6 core OC because games usually take advantage of only 3 or less cores.
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post #7 of 10
Turbo helps you run low threaded apps at higher speeds. Maybe a game that only supports up to 4 cores, the CPU will go on turbo and work 3 cores at higher speeds...

But when I overclock my system and have Turbo on, Most of the time it crashes -.-

Anyways, I'll recomend you to disable it.
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post #8 of 10
If you want to run a high turbocore, you have to trade it off against a lower overclock on all the cores.

Mines running:

3.5Ghz x6 cores

4.2ghz x3 cores

You've just got play around with it.
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post #9 of 10
but you can stay on stock clock and only overclock the turbo core to 5.5 ghz its very easy and silent
post #10 of 10
makes sense cause I had a AMD PhenomII x4 965 and it is stock at 3.4 and I could overclock it to 4.3 Ghz stable but I upgraded to the AMD Phenom II x6 1100T and I have the Turbo core set to 20x Multiplier and I can on get it from a stock 3.3 to 3.9 Ghz stable.No matter what I set the voltage it will run fine for a little while but I get random Blue Screens.
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