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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I am thinking I should have tested it on more then one game.
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.