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980x Cores out of Sync, is it bad?

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Hey everyone I've just started overclocking my new build on a 980x processor(specs in sig), aiming for a comfortable 4.0ghz, with my memory at its full rated speed. I've reached that with blck at 143 and a 28 multiplier, I'm pretty happy with the temps.

 

Had Prime95 Running for almost 10 hours now, I noticed 30 min into starting the test that worker 12 was blazing ahead of the pack. At 10 hours it seems worker 12 is 5 minutes faster at completeting a test than the last to finish, is this bad? Does it indicate my vcore is too low?

This is my first hexacore processor, before that I've only owned dual cores. I've included a pic so you can see the difference in finishing a test.

 

Any helps appreciated, thanks

 

-Rhys

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I see that when i prime my x6, but i have also seen that with x4's and x2's. I would not think about it. If you start getting errors then you have a problem.

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wouldnt worry to much about the core that are out of sync i should worry more to the tems and the short time you ran prime 95.

 

i reccoment downloading intelburntest that one really packs a punch for the processing and temps (whooped a 10 decree higher then prime 95 did to my processor just saying :P) so you are certain that the clockspeeds are safe. set it to maximukm and 5x repeat (sounds confusing but becomes clear after you started up intelburntest it is selected as the automatic setting except the auto setting stresses it to normal set that to maximum and you are good to go.)

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Thanks i was bit concerned about the cores out of sync.

 

I'll download intel burn in and run it, always thought prime95 was more than enough previously.

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my guess is that it is hyperthreadnings fault a few cores are a bit faster then the other, could be wrong but i dont see any harm in the results apart from temps.

 

i also thought prime was enough but when i ran intelburn test the temps were skyrocketing thus having a blue screen >.< so i backed down 200 mhz and a whopping 0.500 back on the volts and voila 60 decree max and that i can live with :P

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got nothing to do with cores being faster or threads or whatever...

 

u gotta remember that windows is always doing something in the background and thus is using cores/threads to keep everything running as it should.. it wont use all the cores doing so.. windows will use some core cycles from some of the cores.. some more than others.. that makes it appear that some cores r faster than other when really, its only not being bugged by windows for cycles allowing it to work more efficiently with prime95 or anyother software :)

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