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i have a question about dual core and quad core amd cpu's

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September 18, 2013 8:16:53 PM

hello i currently have an amd athlon 64 X2 dual core 6000+ 3.0 Ghz cpu and my friend gave me his old phenom 1 X4 9600 2.4 Ghz cpu my question is since resident evil 5 supposedly runs better on more then 2 cores will upgrading from the faster dual core to the slower quad core give me better gaming performance btw if this helps i have a 1 gig 4890 gpu and 4 gigs of memory so will switching to the 4 core be better for resident evil 5 even tho the quad core is slower
September 18, 2013 8:57:10 PM

the phenom X4 is supported by my asus mobo sadly the phenom 2's arent supported now what if i overclock the quad core will that give me better performance if i oc it to say 2.6 or so
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September 19, 2013 2:17:16 PM

If your board supports the Phenom X4 and you have a late enough BIOS to recognize it, yes. O/C'ing It may help. But even the aged HD 489o is holding you back if you're gaming at 1920x1080. The HD 4890 is about equal to today's HD 7750.