An older Athlon x2 3.6 outperforms Athlon x3
My first post and question on this forum. I'd just like to know how my oldest Biostar board with 2Gb of ram and an Athlon x2 running 3.6MHx stock can outperform in Crystal Disk Mark an Athlon x3 450 on an MSI board and 4 Gb ram using the same bench program by nearly 3 times in reads and writes.
This Athlon x3 can be upped to 4 cores in the MSI BIOS.. That makes it a Phenon II BE Black edition
and runs at 3.1 MHz with a small adjustment in the BIOS. The readings from the benchmark program in this PHenom identityare nearly identical.
The old Biostar board has little in the way of overslock abiliity. But the MSI 880gm E41 has a few more
(I'm alimost done.)
I have seen and tried to read through the Dolk tutorial for AMD Phenom II. But I don't know
how that all plays with _this_ CPU just using the 3 cores.
What is the best setting for an old rig like this? I'm thinking of having one or the other
for single duty as a workstation for video recoding. Those jobs can run long give high temps.
Answer any or all. I'm a noob on this. A few suggestions is what I need to get started-- or
leave well enough alone.