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post #11 of 15
Honestly your 465 is maxed out at either setting so I do not think you would notice a difference in games...


Run a couple games on both settings and monitor FPS... FRAPS is a good program and has a built in benchmark where it will record Min - Max - Avg FPS, so you can get an idea...

But from what I have found is that most games, even if they are multi threaded only use 4 cores, with the exception of a few games. BFBC2 uses 6....

And even games that use 4 cores I only see cpu usage around 40% with my 470 at 99%..


The only thing HT is useful for is multi threaded apps, if you do rendering, video encoding or F@H they are great. For gaming its a waste of $...
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Well thank you for your replies.
Another question is coming trough my mind now.
If I take it to 4 ghz (very low voltage than 4.2 , you know) , will my cpu last longer than 4.2 ghz ? I mean , I want to use my system approx. 5 years.
I dont want to use it on high voltage for 200 mhz ...
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Keep temps below 75c and voltage below 1.50v cpu, 1.35v VTT and you should be just fine regardless of the overclock..

While I do like the idea of 5 years.. I doubt its going to happen... I use to think that way too.... Recently 12 months seems like a long time to fight off the new hardware bug..

It really is an addiction...
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I'd keep HT on unless temperatures get out of control.
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There really is very little difference in game performance going from 3.8 - 4.0 - 4.2 - 4.6 - 5.0 on a quad core with or without HT unless your pushing a powerful GPU setup.

For a single 400 series, or 570 and below your not going to see gains once you pass a certain point that the GPU is maxed out...

Now if your running a 580 - 590 or ATI equivalent, or have a high end dual GPU setup you will see gains at higher clocks...

there have been a bunch of tests over the last few months here...

There is actually another thread showing better frame rates from disabling HT in games...

Go figure...
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