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Windows 8.1 uses more than 2 cores?

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rockfella View Post
    Gotta upgrade soon, tried unlocking my AMD Phenom xII 560 with no luck today.
    It needs to be a BE edition to unlock it eventually. 550BE is almost guaranteed to unlock all 4 cores.
    Wow! I was not aware of this. Its about time for entry level i5.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Rockfella View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rockfella View Post
    Gotta upgrade soon, tried unlocking my AMD Phenom xII 560 with no luck today.
    It needs to be a BE edition to unlock it eventually. 550BE is almost guaranteed to unlock all 4 cores.
    Wow! I was not aware of this. Its about time for entry level i5.
    No real need for that since you already have a good MB (I hope so, since it takes PH II already) I have an Phenom II x4 965 BE running 4.2 GHz 24/7 and really rips. There are also 6 core Phenoms II you can just stick in there and get several times better performance than now. You can probably get them second hand for cheap since CPUs do not die easily nowadays.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Yep, saw your siggy. Overclocking now...
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rockfella View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    It needs to be a BE edition to unlock it eventually. 550BE is almost guaranteed to unlock all 4 cores.
    Wow! I was not aware of this. Its about time for entry level i5.
    No real need for that since you already have a good MB (I hope so, since it takes PH II already) I have an Phenom II x4 965 BE running 4.2 GHz 24/7 and really rips. There are also 6 core Phenoms II you can just stick in there and get several times better performance than now. You can probably get them second hand for cheap since CPUs do not die easily nowadays.
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  4. #14


    BE versions can be OCed by Multiplier. non-BE only by FSB. Watch out, OCed by FSB will raise your memory frequency so you might not get too far. Lower your memory multiplier by a step first and raise FSB in steps until it becomes unstable and then back up a notch. Might need a bit higher Vcc on CPU, NB and memory too. Disable all power savings in BIOS until you get stable OC. Watch temperatures closely all the time. Limit is 62c on cores but not much more than 55c per core under full load is ideal. I managed to get to 4.5- 4.6 GHz but temperatures and voltages were out of control than.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Here it is @ 3.96 Ghz with ram @ 1599. CPU Vcore one notch above default but shows 1.4 in CPUZ for some reason.

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  6. #16


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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Bleh CPU was idling @ 75 deg, not worth it. Will try again with Hyper 212 Evo.
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  7. #17


    Try to set Vcc manually, don't let it on auto, most of the times it goes further than necessary. 212 Evo should help a lot.
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Try to set Vcc manually, don't let it on auto, most of the times it goes further than necessary. 212 Evo should help a lot.
    Back on stock now. Evo yes, can't wait. Thing is I didn't feel much jump in performance so might go in for i5.
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by Rockfella View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Try to set Vcc manually, don't let it on auto, most of the times it goes further than necessary. 212 Evo should help a lot.
    Back on stock now. Evo yes, can't wait. Thing is I didn't feel much jump in performance so might go in for i5.
    Than you got to change whole platform, a Phenom II x6 1090T would be almost more than a match for most I5s and all you have to do is change processor. Ad 4 more GB of RAM and you're set for a while if you don't fell like it's way too slow now.
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    6 cores and 125 W TDP as compared to 77 W TDP and 4 cores of Core i5. Real world performance is almost same as i5 but with much

    higher power consumption. The cpu you mentioned has good potential for overclocking but I have done a lot of headbanging with ocing in the past so wanna stray away from it.

    Intel Core i5 3450 vs AMD Phenom II X6 Black 1090T

    AnandTech | Bench - CPU

    Yes I understand I will have to change board and cpu and I am okay with that.
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