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post #1 of 10
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I have two overclocks possible for my CPU that are 100% stable:

3.8ghz unlocked to a quad core +.125 volt increase
or
4ghz dual core +.150 volt increase

Which would give me better performance?
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post #2 of 10
A 3.8Ghz quad will beat a dual 4Ghz to death.

I think that is pretty obivious ?
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post #3 of 10
Quad all the way.
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post #4 of 10
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EDIT: although both OC's survived 8 hours of prime, only the quad made it through intel burn test. Hmm. says something about prime95. I won't use it for my go-to stresser anymore.
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post #5 of 10
The really heavy test only start after 12h, and it even says in the readme that 24h is needed for a full test with prime95.

But i go with 4h prime95 and 2h LinX, stable enough for me.
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post #6 of 10
Even a quad at stock (3,1 for the 560? or 3,2?) will beat the X2 @ 4ghz.
But again, it depends on if you're testing 2 or 4 cores.

I'd recommend going quad, because there's few games that don't utilize 4 cores nowadays.
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by nicksasa View Post
The really heavy test only start after 12h, and it even says in the readme that 24h is needed for a full test with prime95.

But i go with 4h prime95 and 2h LinX, stable enough for me.
I was just surprised that what was still stable in prime after that long was unstable in ITB after 5 minutes. ITB is probably just quicker at crashing it.
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post #8 of 10
rather a slower quad then a quick dual these days
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quad all the way bud
    
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post #10 of 10
3.8 Quad is the way to go especially in multi tasking.
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