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Originally Posted by sub50hz View Post
Lower temps allow you to apply more voltage.
... what if you already have low temps and already applied massive amounts of voltage?

Disabling cores doesn't change how well the rest of the cores will overclock.

But this is definitely good for hardcore gamers. Step down to a fast quad or even dual would be better than a hot, underused hexacore.

Makes sense OP
Edited by doritos93 - 5/6/11 at 2:42pm
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How does disabling cores give you more OC headroom?
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Lower temps allow you to apply more voltage.
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It only gives us more headroom because we do not have a silver arrow or DF14.
Well, yeah.

With these ambient temps my 212+ is just saturated with 6 cores and a high OC. I was thinking my heat sink wasn't seated, or perhaps a bad TIM application, but it is working the absolute best it can. Been contemplating a Silver Arrow. Would that fit in a HAF 912? Also considering a water loop.
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... what if you already have low temps and already applied massive amounts of voltage?

Disabling cores doesn't change how well the rest of the cores will overclock.
Then you've already got a capable cooling solution. It's pretty simple, really.
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Ok so now the question is:

Which two cores would be best to disable? What I mean is, how is the chip laid out exactly, if anyone knows? There is probably an ideal way to do this thermally, depending on how the cores are adjacent, right?
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How do you know which core is which though?
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How do you know which core is which though?
I was hoping you had a picture that was numbered for me
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How do you know which core is which though?
No idea which core is which but I think we should disable the middle column.
    
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Ok so now the question is:

Which two cores would be best to disable? What I mean is, how is the chip laid out exactly, if anyone knows? There is probably an ideal way to do this thermally, depending on how the cores are adjacent, right?
I think you're just gonna have to play the guessing game.
 
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How does disabling cores give you more OC headroom?
All cores do not OC the same. When you OC your CPU with all cores enabled and find your maximum OC you are actually finding your maximum OC for the weakest core in the bunch. If you were to go through and enable 1 core at a time and then achieve a maximum OC on each individual core, come back disable the 2 lowest OCing cores. Then you'd be able to get a higher OC on 4 cores vs 6. You just gotta know your "weak" cores.
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No idea which core is which but I think we should disable the middle column.
I agree. I'll buy hookers and beer for anyone who can figure this one out

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All cores do not OC the same. When you OC your CPU with all cores enabled and find your maximum OC you are actually finding your maximum OC for the weakest core in the bunch. If you were to go through and enable 1 core at a time and then achieve a maximum OC on each individual core, come back disable the 2 lowest OCing cores. Then you'd be able to get a higher OC on 4 cores vs 6. You just gotta know your "weak" cores.
That's what I was trying to do to begin with, but then figured out that it also runs super cool with a couple disabled
Edited by damric - 5/6/11 at 3:04pm
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