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Ok, i know that some people disable cores to get higher clock speeds out of their cpu because it takes less voltage and less heat.

What all is needed to do this? Right now I am running 4 cores/4 threads on my 6100. Im stable at 4.838ghz. Cinebench opengl says 56fps which is less than 1 fps from my 6 core/6thread 4.644 oc. Now playing bf3, almost all 4 corse are almost at 100% versus when i had 6 cores at 50-75% (dont remember but if fluctuated quite a bit per core)

But when playing bf3 on 4 core vs 6 cores, it seems a little more laggy or slower. Like my framerate isnt as high. I stilll own people but its kinda taken a little getting used to after a game or two.

Is this normal? Is it worth it or should I try going to 4.9-5ghz? or should I just go back to 6 cores at 4.644ghz
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post #2 of 19
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Also what other bios settings need to be changed when disabling cores.. cuz right now i have turbo off, c1e off, c6 off. apm off, thermal off, speed spec off, cool n quiet off etc.. everything is disabled
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post #3 of 19
You're better off using the 6 cores because BF3 is a game that can utilize them all.
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Originally Posted by robbo2 View Post

You're better off using the 6 cores because BF3 is a game that can utilize them all.

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post #5 of 19
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Well its not going so bad now. Think it was just the server. The only thing i notice at a high oc is that my in game temps are higher than they are with 6 cores i guess due to 4 cores running at almost 100% compared to 6 core running at 50-75% fluctuating. My p95 temps though at 4.838 arent as high as they were with 6 cores at 4.644
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post #6 of 19
Your better off with a quad core overclocked to a high clock speed. Most games will not use 6cores. A part from BF3,not sure if any other games use 6cores. The 6cores are only beneficial while encoding but for gaming they will not help at all.biggrin.gif
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Your better off with a quad core overclocked to a high clock speed. Most games will not use 6cores. A part from BF3,not sure if any other games use 6cores. The 6cores are only beneficial while encoding but for gaming they will not help at all.biggrin.gif

So BF3 uses 6 cores?
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So BF3 uses 6 cores?

BF3 can use up to 8 cores.
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post #9 of 19
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Gotchya. But to play if u wouldnt use anything less than 4 tho right?

Cuz with 4 cores it doesnt use them all at 100% its more like 85-90 on all 4 cores.
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post #10 of 19
Since BD has such poor core performance, chances are you could be chocking your GPU with just the 4 cores. A lot of games these days are coming out with the ability to use a lot of cpu power though. Because so many games are just console ports that have cpu power in mind.
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