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Fx 8120 Turned into Quad Core

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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?

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January 20, 2013 4:41:17 PM

Yes it would be faster.
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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 :) 
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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.
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January 20, 2013 6:55:17 PM

Hypothetically, sure. In practice, not likely significant.
January 20, 2013 7:08:03 PM

Cool, thanks guys.
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.
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