Hi I recently had a friend help me build a gaming pc, I should have taught myself more before letting him aid me but I decided to learn more after.... Bad choice right? Whatever. So I have the amd fx 8120. I have a few questions. I plan on mostly playing skyrim, what is the benefit (if any) of disabling 4 of the cores? Also I don't understand overclocking very well. I assume you need to know my mobo
i dont really understand why you want to overclock the fx 8120 will be ale to play skyrim just fine, if its not then it will be the gpu that u should be concerned about
the fx 8120 is a good processor in its own if you gonna game on it..no need to oc
well you can if you want to. but i dont see the point as i oc only when i desperately need the extra horsepower
Yeah I heard somewhere disabling 4 let you oc more but I guess not. HOw exactly do I access the bios?
Answer to that question is in your motherboards manual, I would really suggest you read that before overclocking.
Also ignore the comment from Spoony to set the multiplier to 40, I don't think he's ever overclocked an AMD system as that would put any AMD processor since the original Athlon 64 at 8.0Ghz, not 4.0Ghz. AMD runs off a bus speed of 200, to get cpu clock speed you multiply the cpu multiplier by the bus speed. A cpu multiplier of 20 is needed for 4.0Ghz as 20 x 200 = 4000. The only 2 settings in your bios you need to adjust are the cpu multiplier and cpu voltage.