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Phenom x6 1100t @ 4.0ghz - More fps only using 4 cores.

So I tried something simply as a test out of boredom.

the specs of the system
Phenom x6 1100t @ 4.0ghz
XFX 6870 oc 985mhz
Corsair Dominator 8gb @ 1333ghz

I ran a benchmark with all 6 cores on a game only using 2-4 cores. I then disabled 2 cores in the bios and I reran the benchmark. I seen higher fps. The game benchmark was for dirt 3. I see 37 average fps jump to 42fps with 2 cores disabled. I ran it a few times to test it. I am just experimenting and only playing around. But does this mean I d see gains in all games? Since no game uses all 6 cores. Why does this happen? And should I keep only 4 cores active since I dont video edit anymore or use many multithread programs? Thanks in advanced.
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  1. I am thinking I should have tested it on more then one game.
  2. Some programs are better optimized to use more cores. So if you are able to achieve a higher OC with some cores disabled, and the game wasn't using them anyway then yes you should see improvement. Results would vary widely from game to game I think.
  3. since you overclock, I would think by disable 2 cores it run cooler.
  4. Rgd1101 I didnt even think of that your right. It should also be more stable.
  5. Best answer
    It actually has to do with the windows task scheduler and core parking. The game runs better when it isn't jumping around all six cores.
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