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No, but to be honest, the amount of programs and games that don't scale well is a lot lower, so I think most people don't bother.

Also, I think that, while FX trails Intel single thread performance, FX single thread isn't bad enough to the point where people are actively trying to do things to make it better. Meaning that it's more than good enough for most users. Either that or they just give up and go Intel.

Either way, if you want to spend time tweaking things and rebooting depending on what games and programs you feel like running, I personally think it's worth it. Plus it gives the chip another aspect to play with. Basically, OC it for multi-thread and OC it for single thread. It's like having two CPUs to overclock but spending less a lot less than what you would for a single Intel in this performance range.

AC5-F only gives me the option to disable paired cores/modules =[
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AC5-F only gives me the option to disable paired cores/modules =[
Some motherboard give option to both. Only ASRock have the option on all their 990FX motherboard from what I know. Crosshair V Formula have special BIOS to do so if I'm not mistaken. ASUS board have that option (my Sabertooh R1 got them too) but somehow their engineer disable them. I have a look on them using a software, the option is there but I'm unable to unlock them.

Back to the question, after done several tweaking I stick with more cores at slower speeds. I might do more tests later as I currently limited by heat from puny heatsink, and my benchmark score drops as a result skewing the result.
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You can have both option, look at this:
www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-piledriver-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboard
In section "FSB + Turbo - The Best of Both Worlds"

It is take some test&try but you get the "power" when it need it.
For me it is like this:
amd fx 8320
fsb 235
18x first multiplier
18.5 second (harrdcoded)
19 turbo

Depends on load i have 4230mhz up to 4465mhz. I am limited for this because i have only a 500w power-source. I have maximum 52C with this setup.
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