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post #1 of 23
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Can somebody tell me how i can set my e6300 to run bf2142 on just 1 core?

I heard its better to play single core games with one core, is this true or should i just stick with using both cores on the game?
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post #2 of 23
Start the game. Use Ctrl-Alt-Delete to bring up the Task Manager. Choose Processes and right click on the BF2 executable. Choose Set Affinity and deselect the second core. Play the game.
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For a single threaded game like BF2142 would it be better to run it with one core, or two?
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Doesnt anybody know?
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post #5 of 23
honestly I don't think it would make a big difference? Does the game lag when you use both cores?
post #6 of 23
It shouldn't matter. But do yourself (and us) a favor and try it with 1 and 2 cores and see which is better. Let us know your results.
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post #7 of 23
Having the GAME enabled on Core 1 and 2 will be better as it has Free usage of the CPU . Much better utilization that why. If you restrict the Game to one core your restricting it really.
post #8 of 23
True, but he won't have a problem with that proc, and gpu. But I agree to let apps use what they want (so to speak).
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post #9 of 23
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ok thnx 4 the quick response guys, and no i have no problem running games with this setup i just got this new rig up and running and i couldnt be any happier with it.

It seems like my e6300 increased my gaming performance/smoothness by about 20-30%

With this DDR2 ram and dual core 1600x1200 runs extremly smooth

Thanks again
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post #10 of 23
Having the game run better when set to only one core is old advice... there's no need to do that anymore. Just don't mess with it and it runs perfect
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