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I was wondering about this and I have a information, source that I will tap later for definitive answers
but I purchased a AMD Athlon II X 3 @ 3.2GHz and unlocked it to a Phenom Quad core which I then Down Clocked from 3.2 GHz to 3.0 GHz which I believe enhanced the performance (noticeably) not tested.
now would my Athlon II X 3 @ 3.2 GHz (its stock config) perform better than my current setup of a
3.0GHz Quad Core. I had the triple-core over-clocked at one point to 3.5GHz using a auto over-clock function in my BIOS but the performance was lackluster and I didn't want to encounter other over-clocking problems so I went to my current 3.0 Quad I was also wondering what the major bottlenecks would be on my current sig system which is my first build and I am a complete novice but I thought that might have contributed to the performance quality during the over-clock also do you think any BIOS tinkering by a novice like myself could have ruined the on-board HD Audio.
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Depends on what you are doing. 4 cores is beneficial in multi-tasking and if the software is built for multi-threading. For single thread performance, pending the motherboards overclocking utility didnt relax the RAM timings considerably or take any other steps that could hamper performance, the higher clock will likely win.
 
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What do you think about my audio how can onboard audio be damaged or how easily I had it
then it didnt work could it be as simple as drivers I have this thought that I have somehow
screwed up my motherboard but then I think it could just be the drivers
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Some of the locked cores are not good ( they can't as much as other not locked cores).
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What do you think about my audio how can onboard audio be damaged or how easily I had it
then it didnt work could it be as simple as drivers I have this thought that I have somehow
screwed up my motherboard but then I think it could just be the drivers
I had this happen to me after setting my ref clock to high and not being able to load windows lol.

For me it was just the drivers, when i went into my device manager, there was an unrecognized device labelled 'media' with no driver. updating the drivers for this turned it into my VIA hd audio controller.
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