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How does a Phenom II x6 apply its cores to a program?

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December 27, 2010 8:42:05 PM

Will the 6 cores combine power or are they like other multi-core CPU's where most application can't utilize all of them?
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December 27, 2010 9:06:49 PM

its just like any other multi-core cpu
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December 27, 2010 9:09:27 PM

Also they only tubro-core 3 of the cores, if a 4th core gets used they all drop to non-turbo speed. This can be overcome with a simple overclock though.
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December 27, 2010 9:32:09 PM

2220313,3,523737This can be overcome with a simple overclock though.[/quotemsg said:

So, it is possible to combine the 6 cores, right? What type of overclock and how do I go about getting it done?
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December 28, 2010 7:05:27 AM

That is not how it works. You can assign a program which core or cores it will use, but you cannot force it to use more cores than the program was written to use. If the program was written to use 1 core, it will only ever use 1 core. It is in the programming of the software/application/program you are using how many cores it will use.
December 28, 2010 2:45:26 PM

Turbo Core is meant to give you more headroom for ocing which would be otherwise very difficult to reach . e.g: my board is an old AM2+ with 4+1 power phase which is not ideal for ocing x6 cpu, But I can safely oc my 1090t to 3.6 and use Turbo Core to boost it up to 3.8, without pushing the board to its limits.