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post #1 of 23
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I been doing some research, Ive read alot saying that disabling cores will make the cpu run better and cooler.

So I attemped the following:

3 cores enabled


4 cores enabled

6 cores enabled

Temps stay the same either way.

Am I missing somthing or the fx-6100 runs better on all cores??
post #2 of 23
I think you must be referring to disabling cores in order to achieve a higher OC. It's easier to attain a higher OC with lower temps and voltage on 4 cores or 2 cores vs. 6 cores.
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post #3 of 23
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Originally Posted by estabya View Post

I think you must be referring to disabling cores in order to achieve a higher OC. It's easier to attain a higher OC with lower temps and voltage on 4 cores or 2 cores vs. 6 cores.

Im assuming I screwed either way with my mobo...
post #4 of 23
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Originally Posted by CasperGS View Post

Im assuming I screwed either way with my mobo...

what do you mean?
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4+1 phase power
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Yeah it's nothing special with a 4+1 but you should be able to get a descent OC if you don't go crazy with the voltage. Even the 4.3Ghz you are at is good. I mean +1Ghz isn't bad at all.
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post #7 of 23
hello,
your bios might be confused and thinks its an phenom, you can disable modules of two core on the fx, might be the cpu is fail due to it.
is your bios up to date?
try two cores?
Edited by MrPerforations - 1/5/13 at 3:25pm
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or you should try to disable one core per module
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post #9 of 23
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hello,
your bios might be confused and thinks its an phenom, you can disable modules of two core on the fx, might be the cpu is fail due to it.
is your bios up to date?

Yes bios up to date. I can disable cores in bios in sets of 2, so the only way Ive found to disable 3 cores is in advanced boot options.
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by MrPerforations View Post

hello,
your bios might be confused and thinks its an phenom, you can disable modules of two core on the fx, might be the cpu is fail due to it.
is your bios up to date?

I'm guessing the benchies he ran were with 2/4/6 cores rather than 3/4/6. That would equate to 1/2/3 modules. He may have just mismarked or misread when he took the benches.

EDIT:

I wasn't aware you could disable cores individually. What does CPUZ show when you have 3 cores enabled?
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