Fx 8120 Turned into Quad Core Tags: CPUs Gaming Quad Core Last response: January 21, 2013 6:01 PM in CPUs Share drcheeks2112 January 20, 2013 4:35:43 PM If i were to take my FX 8120 and disable 4 cores and turn the 4 remaining cores up to around 4.2 GHz would it be faster for gaming? More about : 8120 turned quad core jay_nar2012 a c 104 à CPUs January 20, 2013 4:41:17 PM Yes it would be faster. Brett928S2 a b à CPUs January 20, 2013 6:38:37 PM Hi It depends on the game...BF3 as an example which can use MORE than 4 cores would be slower.. All the best Brett Related resources Is the AMD Fx-8120 a true 8 core ? - Forum AMD Bulldozer FX 8120 VS Intel core i5 2500k - Forum AMD FX 8120 vs Intel Core I5 2500K - Forum Intel Core i5-2500K Processor (4x 3.30GHz/6MB L3 Cache) Or AMD FX-8120 CPU (8 - Forum AMD FX-8120 vs Intel Core i5-2320 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer noob2222 a b à CPUs January 20, 2013 6:47:52 PM Windows has already updated the scheduler to load 4 opposing cores before loading the other 4 tied cores. Aside from that very few bios out there even allow disabling 1/2 modules, disabling 2 modules = 4100, and no it would not be faster that way. Just push all 8 to 4.2 ghz, most 8120s can hit 4.4 without any problems. ohyouknow a b à CPUs January 20, 2013 6:55:17 PM Hypothetically, sure. In practice, not likely significant. drcheeks2112 January 20, 2013 7:08:03 PM Cool, thanks guys. drcheeks2112 January 21, 2013 6:01:30 PM Brett928S2 said:Hi It depends on the game...BF3 as an example which can use MORE than 4 cores would be slower.. All the best Brett I'll check if the games that I play can utilize the 8 cores. Recently I played a HL2 mod that can only use 1 core. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources AMD FX 8120 Black 8- core vs. i5 2500k Sandy Bridge Quad-Core Forum FX 8120 vs FX 8150 Forum Overheating FX 8120 Forum Fx 8120 vs FX 8150, Difference? also, FX-8120 =2500k? Forum AMD FX 8120 Vs. AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Forum Is the 8 core AMD 8120 worth the extra Forum AMD FX-8120 or Intel Core i5 650? Forum Amd fx-8120 zambeizi 8 core and windows 7 issues *need help!!* Forum AMD FX 8120 vs Intel Core I5 2500K Forum CoolerMaster V8 clicking/flapping Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !