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Solved AMD FX 6300 Settings

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Hi i bought and amd fx 6300 and i was expecting more out of compared to my old dual core. After dealing with the heat issues and finally using it properly i noticed that is not very spectacular so i went into the bios and turned everithing off cool and quiet,thermal throttle and the boost. Now i understand the thermal throttle and the cool and quiet but after turning off turbo boost at 3.5 ghz stock frequency it runs nicer and smoother that with it enabled. My problem is i dont understand what exactly turbo boost does and i read that turbo actually turn off some of the cores when enabled and working. My question is what exactly is turbo boost and how it works does it overclock all cores or just some because it’s like witchcraft nobody really knows how it works or what it does,how many cores am i using while playing a game (ex.skyrim) with and without turbo. I am asking this because i wann find out what is better to run at stock to overclock manually to (ex 4 ghz) or to leave the boost on. Second of all i would like to get some benchmarking software to be able to load the system controlled while monitoring it.

Thank you for your time.

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  1. Going from a dual core to a quad or hex core doesn’t necessarily guarantee you’ll see a substantial boost in performance, especially if you don’t run any apps that take advantage of the extra cores. To get the most out of an FX-series CPU, you should have a board based on a 900-series chipset & DDR3-1866. Please post the make/model of your motherboard, which RAM you have, which CPU cooler you have & how you applied the thermal paste. All AMD CPUs use the “middle dot” method for paste application, if you did it differently, it could be the reason you’re having heat issues.

    http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/svco…

    http://www.arcticsilver.com/PDF/app…

    Turbo-Boost is Intel technology. AMD uses Turbo-Core technology which is basically automatic overclocking based on need. It includes a feature called Max-Turbo which turns off unused cores & allows even higher auto-overclocking. That’s why you see 3 advertised speeds for FX CPUs. The FX-6300 is rated at 3.5GHz/3.8GHz/4.1GHz. It’s all explained here:

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/prin…

    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulld…

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