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post #11 of 18
Seems to be answered, but as mentioned, and I have tons of experience with this, you would NOT necessarily get better OC's with disabled cores unless heat is an issue. Thubans become unstable past 55c, so if that is what is holding your OC back then yes going to 5, 4 or 3 cores, or whatever will reduce heat. But if heat is in check, it does NOT make less cores more stable at higher clocks.
post #12 of 18
If you want to experiment for fun then yes, you should be able to get higher speeds for less voltage

You won't gain enough to warrant disabling the cores though
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Thats why were all here, to have fun.
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post #14 of 18
I tried this earlier this year. It amounted to nothing for me. Still the same OC and only a small decrease in temps. There was a thread around here somewhere where they were identifying which cores were which.

Like mentioned if heat is a factor it may be a good option, otherwise there will be minimal gain unless you can get 500+ MHz of a better overclock. I am just pulling this number out of my butt... you will need something significant to make it worth it.
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i just recently did this to my 1090t, with all six active i can get a stable 3.8ghz, also mentioned above when i went to four cores the temp went down and was able to get 4.0ghz stable, just for kicks i did a 3d mark 11 run and my score was lower with the 4.0ghz four core. So take it for what its worth, and i believe that even though some games may not use all six cores, those cores are gonna be use for SOMETHING. maybe not your game that your currently playing but they are not just gonna sit there at 0% unless they are disabled of course.
Just thought i'd let you know of my recent experience with this.
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Thats why were all here, to have fun.
I read that in Quagmire's voice
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post #17 of 18
if you can get it to 4.3/4.4 Ghz it would be much better for gaming than an x6 at 4Ghz but a fair bit.
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i just recently did this to my 1090t, with all six active i can get a stable 3.8ghz, also mentioned above when i went to four cores the temp went down and was able to get 4.0ghz stable, just for kicks i did a 3d mark 11 run and my score was lower with the 4.0ghz four core. So take it for what its worth, and i believe that even though some games may not use all six cores, those cores are gonna be use for SOMETHING. maybe not your game that your currently playing but they are not just gonna sit there at 0% unless they are disabled of course.
Just thought i'd let you know of my recent experience with this.
That is because 3d Mark 11 has a CPU benchmark in it as well and it probably uses all 6 cores like cinebench 11.5 Does, but then again those are both benchmarks designed to use all the Hardware resources available to them, games don't do this. 4 very fast cores will always be better then 6 fast ones for gaming but for multi-Threaded work the opposite is true.
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