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Topic Title: a8v deluxe and x2 4600+ and WinXP home
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Created On: 12/18/2006 12:28 PM
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 12/18/2006 12:28 PM
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Hi, hopefully someone can help me not do a re-install.

I cannot seem to activate the 2nd core, as defined by the Task Manager and 2 cpu charts. I'm not really sure if I'm even getting the benefit of the upgraded cpu. Started with a 64 3500+

Upgrade the BIOS to 1018
Set the BIOS to default.
Used TheReturnOfAZ install guide (Thanx)
Applied HotFix
Edited the Registry
Installed AMD Driver ( (Verified in Device Manager)
Installed/Uninstalled optimizer
Rebooted/Cold Rebooted.

Resulting in No 2nd Processor Graph in Task Manager

Device Manager -> Processors -> 2 Athlon64 x2 Processors
Device Manager -> Computer -> Not multiprocessor
Bootup Athlon64 x2 4600+ Dual Core (Or something like that)
SiSandra - 2 Cores
cpu-z (1.38) reads the processor name correctly, but can't seem to see 2 separate cores
Disabled LCD Smartie (LCD Display of Core utilization
Task Manager -> View -> CPU History -> One Graph per CPU is Grayed out.

Am I missing something or just plain dense.

Asus A8V Deluxe - KT800 Pro (Chip set) supposed to work after Bios 1014
WinXP Home (SP2) with all but last few weeks updates installed
2GB of memory
3 HDD (2xPATA - 1xSATA)
Matrox p650 video card

Any help would be appreciated, I just don't want to do a reinstall. (2 years since the last one, updates upon updates + programs + utilities NOT GOING TO BE FUN.)
 12/18/2006 07:58 PM
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Hi you really need to do a fresh install so windows recognizes it . There is a way to change the HAL ,but didn't work for me wasted a lot of time and had to do a fresh install any way .I,ve also read you can do a windows repair .i heard that works too. Have you ever done a windows repair?BACK UP BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING! And I wouldn't use the hot fix or optimizer unless you need to

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