I heard Thubans are based on a newer/better stepping then typical Denebs and have better IMCs along with better overclockability even though they have 2 additional cores. Has anyone ever tried to disable 1-2 cores on Thubans in order to decrease the heat output to allow for higher clocks? I know it sounds strange to buy something then disable it, but has anyone ever tried it just to see how much they could get (clock speed-wise)? Assuming someone didn't need 6 cores, would this be a terrible idea? I heard somewhere that disabling cores doesn't really help other than in heat output, but decreased heat allows Phenom II's to OC better generally, right?
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6/2/11 at 8:19am