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Windows 7 Bulldozer Patches

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  1. ASharp New Member

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    Just hope they did it right this time...
     
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    I will see soon
     
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    anyone tested it?
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    One of the updates have to go through Windows Update and that update doesn't show up in mine (kb2645594). :(
     
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    kb2645594...you sure thats the one buddy??
    I cant find it either
     
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    updates are here:

    FX Patch:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2645594


    AND:

    Core Parking:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2646060


    EDIT: Update is for Wondows Sever 2008, not Windows 7, so yeah, someone jumped the gun. Anyway, the previously released patch for Win7 should offer the same thing, if you can find it.
     
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    It says Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 on both pages. Unless maybe I'm missing something here.
     
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    After applying any patches I found I dropped performance on PC mark by 1000, but gained on novabench and cinebench.....

    Not sure, going to reinstall tomorrow have all my results and benches fresh like I did when I started benching with the 1st patch.

    Will make a chart.... Im thinking placebo affect right now, my real world will see in x2dvd recode time limited to one thread and winrar.

    From what I know or understand really is the multi thread on the whole is fine but single thread is really dire.

    Still overclocks 10% and more further than phenom so I'm ok.
    Those that dont overclock would have bought BD for multi threading apps so no loss there.

    Still runs hot as any Pentium D I ever had and that's not great.

    Anyways, will run all benches after a reinstall like I did with the 1st part of the patch, for fairness sake.
     
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    My full BD setup leaves me on the 21st, going i7 if I can afford it.... interested in the results but sick of BD, heat to much, power consumption to much, performance I wont argue with multi core wise.

    I was an intel FB with my q6600 @ 4.3GHz..... even that beats the BD on alot of benches.

    AMD yeah cheaper and they are bang for buck on the whole but ....and this from a recoding junky.... not fast enough vs Intel to warrant the FX price points.

    I re-coded with an i5 2500k 700meg film....6 minutes....same file with 8 core BD 5 minutes 20 seconds.

    I game as well an i5 blows it out the water......so sore as I want to stay AMD for the underdogs sake.

    Price vs performance for me was a massive part of it as I got my FX8120 for £125......making it on the whole a better deal than the i5.

    9 weeks later I found i5 2500k for £140.....now that steals the market.

    Will test tomorrow....but will be selling FX and motherboard soon if I cant find any way in my mind to keep it.
     
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    "The patches also apply to Windows 7, not just Windows Server 2008 R2. According to AMD, after applying the update, your OS will be 'enlightened' to the ways of Opteron 6200 and 4200 Series topology, allowing the kernel to do a better job of scheduling threads to the processor cores. It's not likely to affect legacy applications too much, but could give a boost to workloads that are moderately threaded, such as virtualization, database, or transactional environments, AMD says."
     
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