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I've heard that you can disable cores. My question is that if I disable 2 of my cores (I'd have 4 then) would there be a performance increase due to the 6 MB cache now supporting 4 cores instead of 6?
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No. the only time that would run faster is if the game only threaded to 4 cores and you had a really slow NB/HT otherwise having all cores on works better. And even that wouldn't help because each core can only allocate a max of 1 MB of L3 that goes for AMD and Intel. and besides game performance is more GPU than CPU so a small change in CPU performance translated to an even smaller change in game performance. If you are worried about not enough cache just OC your chipset. Mine is at 3.1GHz on the CPU-NB and 2.54GHz on the HT. which increased cinebench cpu by .15 pts ang openGL by 1 fps.
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Sandy Thunder
(18 items)
 
QuickSilver X1
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930k C1 4.6GHz @1.344v Sabertooth X79 2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti SC SLI 900/2106 Dominator 1866 16GB 9-10-9-27 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 64GB 'Cuda 320GB XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 push/pull + Alphacool UT60 ... Win 7 Pro x64 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus VE198D 19" Samsung 920NW 19" Samsung 906BW 19" Logitech G510s 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX850M Carbide 400R Cyborg M.M.O. 7 Corsair MM200 
AudioOther
Bose Music Monitor Nuforce Icon HDP 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x6 1090T BE Sabertooth 990FX Radeon HD 5770 1GB Corsair Veangence Blue 
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WD Caviar Black 1TB  Lite ON 16x DVD-R/RW ThermalRight Silver Arrow Windows 7 Professional 64 bit 
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Syncmaster 921BW 19" & Syncmaster 965 19" and S... Apple aluminum wired keyboard Corsair TX650 Silverstone TJ05 with window and thermal contro... 
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