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So I was able to lock my 4th it's rock stable no issues....

But I'm just debating if it's really worth it...

I didn't see any big temp increases, no issues with running anything...

I can get it stable to 3.7ghz. But I've actually clocked it down to 3.4ghz and left it there....

Is the 4th core really going to be that big a difference to me?

I mostly game, Rift, WoW, BC2, steam games ect....

Other then that it's just download torrents...


What would be the pros/cons of leaving it locked or unlocked...
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post #2 of 8
Pros:

Having an extra core that can work if needed.

Cons:
No ones as you stated?


Go for it i'd say, nothing to lose.
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I personally have seen no merit to having the cores unlocked on my cpu but the difference is that i am over 4ghz...but again if you say that the temps are good and it is indeed rock solid, i see why you should not leave it unlocked...maybe shoot for a higher OC maybe? just a suggestion...
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post #4 of 8
BC2 will see a major benefit from the unlocked core. I'd say leave it.
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post #5 of 8
Yea main thing is what kind of games/apps you use....if u primarily use multi-core apps...leave it
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post #6 of 8
if it's stable then leave it unlocked.

Can you get a higher overclock as a tri core? if you OC is the same with 3 nd 4 cores then leave it as four.
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post #7 of 8
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Yeah either tri or quad I can only get to 3.7ghz stable. I can boot at 3.8ghz but no matter what I've tried so far I can't get it to past intel burn test.
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You sure you tried every single way? cause for me to get my chip at 4.5ghz i must have my cpu-nb at 2600mhz and with precisely 1.31v or else i will be unstable.
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