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MORE JIJAWATTZ AND GET HIT HIGHER

I would get a quad for those games. Also, 0.3 ghz < 1 more core.
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Originally Posted by Lostcase View Post
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.
i just tested BC 2 maxed and i got 23 fps no idea why but game was only using 34% of my GPUs

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Yep, unlock the core and keep it at stock speeds is my vote.
okay i'll go reset to stock and unlock the core brb ill post results
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34% of gpu? weird son.
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i just tested BC 2 maxed and i got 23 fps no idea why but game was only using 34% of my GPUs



okay i'll go reset to stock and unlock the core brb ill post results
Most likely its because of your resolution being so low, without a higher resolution, your game will be more cpu bound. A higher clock will give you better performance at your resolution. If you get a larger monitor, the quad will give you better performance.
post #15 of 20
BFBC2, i don't know

GTA IV will appreciate that 4th core though. on my 720 i gained about 10fps at 1280x1024 from going from 3 cores to 4
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post #16 of 20
Both those games like 4 cores.
Stay with 4 cores @ 2.7Ghz.
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You really can only overclock to 3.0GHz on 3 cores? O.o
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http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1593347

yes and its definitely the motherboard if i reset it (the reset switch) it posts fine but hangs on start up

and im keeping stock with 4 cores

yes it will not boot with 4 cores at 3GHz
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will bc2 run smoother with 4?
Absolutely. Six cores was an improvement over four cores for me on BFBC2. So yeah, four cores at 2.7GHz will be better.
    
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their is no substitute for core's.
    
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