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Reducing a hexa core cpu to a dual core

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December 31, 2012 12:51:26 AM

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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December 31, 2012 1:11:07 AM

msconfig>advance tab You'll see the options to restrict the number of cpus used.
Reboot when done to take effect.
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December 31, 2012 3:00:55 AM

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.

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December 31, 2012 4:55:20 AM

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
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December 31, 2012 4:59:09 AM

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.
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December 31, 2012 5:00:21 AM

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


lol if u want to make a literal comparison
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December 31, 2012 5:04:21 AM

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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