Reducing a hexa core cpu to a dual core

I was wondering if it is possible to reduce my AMD Phenom II x6 1090T BE from 6 cores to 2 cores. I currently have it a 4 cores but I would like to reduce it to 2 cores to see if I can run Guild Wars 2 with better performance. I didn't want try it out before I ask others who know about these kinds of things. Thanks.
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  1. msconfig>advance tab You'll see the options to restrict the number of cpus used.
    Reboot when done to take effect.
  2. Sphynx91 said:
    I was wondering if it is possible to reduce my AMD Phenom II x6 1090T BE from 6 cores to 2 cores. I currently have it a 4 cores but I would like to reduce it to 2 cores to see if I can run Guild Wars 2 with better performance. I didn't want try it out before I ask others who know about these kinds of things. Thanks.


    Why would disabling four cores help performance?

    The only benefit of disabling cores would be to allow for a greater overclock or to allow more L3 cache per core.

    The likely result of your experiment will worse performance.
  3. yeah i understand making it a quad core but a dual core is just kind of wasting the cpus potential lol it'd be like taking a v8 muscle car and throwing in a 4 cylinder lol
  4. lazyboy947 said:
    yeah i understand making it a quad core but a dual core is just kind of wasting the cpus potential lol it'd be like taking a v8 muscle car and throwing in a 4 cylinder lol


    More like taking a V6 and making it a 2 cylinder.
  5. FALC0N said:
    More like taking a V6 and making it a 2 cylinder.


    lol if u want to make a literal comparison
  6. lazyboy947 said:
    lol if u want to make a literal comparison


    LOL....I felt compelled to maintain the OP's 3 to 1 ratio. And I came up with 2.66 cylinders when I used a V8....LOL
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