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960t overclock or unlock cores question

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Just bought a new 960t from microcenter.
I thought this is an upgrade from my intel q8400,
I unlocked the 2 extra cores, but couldn't tell much improvement in gaming or tasks.
in fact, in daily tasks, it is some kinda slower, gaming alittle bit faster.

so i started to wonder, should I overclock in 4 cores or use default 6cores?

please advise.
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390

here is a screen shot
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390
here is a screen shot

what's your motherboard? you need to overclock it. at 3GHz, you might as well lock it.
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its asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS.
with stock CPU fan, overclock at 3.3 with 6 core, running around 50 degrees

or should i do more?
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its asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS.
with stock CPU fan, overclock at 3.3 with 6 core, running around 50 degrees
or should i do more?

i wouldnt overclock at all on that board or on stock cooling.
you're at your threshold with the 3.3 you have right now.
i would just leave it at stock frequency and try to see if you can lower voltage and still remain stable.
either that or see how far you can OC without increasing voltage (will probably get further as x4).
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like everyone is saying you wont get very high overclocks with that board. I have the same chip and it great paired with a gigabyte ud4 board.
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alright, i will just leave everything in auto and i think auto gives 3.01,

and unlock the 6 cores.

btw, I kinda confuse how come my 1600 ram only running at 800?
Sorry I don't know how to play with AMD, had Intel all the time.
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i am the same cpu and board

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2310373

using a coolermaster tx-3 heatsink
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also my core speed is running from 800mhz to 3000 something jumping all the time,
is this normal?
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also my core speed is running from 800mhz to 3000 something jumping all the time,
is this normal?

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