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my cpu is not stable at 3GHz with 4th core unlocked but it is if i run it at 2.73Ghz what is better for games like GTA 4 and BC2?
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i would go with 4 cores at lower frecuency.
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Originally Posted by Wassap View Post
i would go with 4 cores at lower frecuency.
so 4 at 2.7 will beat my old 9750?
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4 cores at 2.7 is better than 3 at 3ghz if whatever you are doing takes full advantage of all 4 cores.
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4 cores at 2.7 is better than 3 at 3ghz if whatever you are doing takes full advantage of all 4 cores.
will bc2 run smoother with 4?
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Cores > Clock speed. And anything quad will beat the 9750...the first generation of Phenom's were frankly a disappointment. Phenom II's were loads better. What CPU Are you talking about, the Athlon II X3 unlocked to an X4?

And yes, BFBC2 loves cores.
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Cores > Clock speed. And anything quad will be the 9750...the first generation of Phenom's were frankly a disappointment. Phenom II's were loads better. What CPU Are you talking about, the Athlon II X3 unlocked to an X4?
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Quote:
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will bc2 run smoother with 4?
most definitely
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post #9 of 20
not to sound like an a-hole or anything, but try them both and post results. I would definitely like to know for future reference.
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Yep, unlock the core and keep it at stock speeds is my vote.
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