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 109 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 AMD FX 8120 Black 8-core vs. i5 2500k Sandy Bridge Quad-Core - Forum 2011 Newegg combo: AMD (eight-core) FX-8120 build shuts down randomly? - Forum FX 8120 core setting question - Forum AMD FX-8120 @ 3.1 GHz. 8 core stock or 4 core overclock? - Forum AMD FX8120 or Core i5 3450 - 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 a b 4 Gaming 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 SolvedAMD FX-8120 vs Intel Core i5-2320 Forum Which is better overall? Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition, AMD FX-8120, or Intel Xeon? Forum FX 8120 8 core vs i7 3770k ivy bridge 3.50 Forum SolvedCore 2 quad upgrade to fx 6300 Forum SolvedMD FX-4350 Quad-Core Processor 4.2GHz Socket AM3+ Forum SolvedAMD FX Quad-Core Processor Model FX-4130 3.8GHz Socket AM3+ Forum SolvedHelp with overclocking AMD Bulldozer FX-4 Quad Core 4130 Black Edition 3.80GHz Forum SolvedAMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor Need a better (3-pin) Heatsink. 4 pin if it will work Forum SolvedAMD Quad-Core A10-Series APU A10-7700K Vs AMD 3.5 GHz AM3+ FX 8320 8 Core Piledriver Processor Forum SolvedMy Quad Core AMD FX 4170 shows only 2 cores Forum amd triple core turned quad bottleneck? Forum SolvedComparing an AMD FX 8 core with an Intel i5 quad core for a gaming build Forum ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ won't post w/AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX Forum Solvedwould my AMD FX-4100 Quad core processor work with the Sapphire Dual-X AMD Radeon R9 280X OC 3GB GDDR5 Graphics Card? Forum Solvedwill my AMD FX-4100 quad core 3.60GHz processor work with the Sapphire Dual-X AMD Radeon R9 280X OC 3GB GDDR5 Graphics Card? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !