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ok so i finally were able to hit 4.1ghz with 4 cores on my AMD phenom II 1055t ! while i can get up to 3.8ghz with Six cores!!??? which one is better and why???


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ok so i finally were able to hit 4.1ghz with 4 cores on my AMD phenom II 1055t ! while i can get up to 3.8ghz with Six cores!!??? which one is better and why???
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The six cores would be superior than the quad.

Having six cores in general is better than four, to make the four as good as the six you would really need to crank that to like 5Ghz.

And I'm pretty sure if you disable 2 cores then you don't get to use their cache so it's pretty much just sitting there wasting away.
     
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It all depends on the workload. For gaming, faster individual cores is better, but for workloads that can use all 6 cores, of if you want to be able to have lots of things running in the background while gaming, having all 6 cores would be better.
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6 is far better than the 4 at that GHZ. Like 1st reply said, you need to get to 5-5.5 ghz for it be even close to disabling 2 of your cores.
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thanks guys!!!...im gonna go back to 3.8ghz then lol...!
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which core number fails the prime95 at 4ghz?

you could go 5 cores at 4ghz if only one is failing.
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