This may sound a little weird but I lost my window of time to return my proc. to Newegg so I am recurring to this forum to see what can be done. First my system:
-above mentioned cpu
-Asus M3A78-EM mobo (socket AM2+)
-4gb DDR2 800 Crucial Ballistix ram
-Asus EAH 6850-1gb vid card
-Samsung 1tb-32mb cache hdd
-Samsung 19" led monitor.
-Latest Bios from Asus which supports this cpu (2701 from 10/10).
-Windows 7 x64 and Windows XP Pro x86 in dual boot.
When I upgraded yesterday from my Athlon II X4 630 (2.8ghz), my system accepted the new processor without a problem (yay!). Checking the Bios, the processor is recognized as such and the core count is 6. However, my Aida64 (Everest before) gadget could only read 4 cores. I double checked with the latest CPUz and also, only 4 cores are recognized. With the latest AMD Overdrive, the same.
I also noticed that Nova Bench produced about the same readings as my older proc. just slightly higher (L3 cache which the Athlon II does not have?).
Stressing the cpu with Heavyload did not make the cores "appear" (in case they were asleep) and I noticed that turbo-core did not kick in to increase the clock speed staying almost constantly at 2615-18. No overclocking was tried nor will be, due the age of my mobo.
I set windows update to check if the processor driver was the adequate one and it said that I have the latest and correct one. I know there is no software to download and that Windows should recognize the cpu which it does but not completely. The funny thing is that the Windows Device Manager DOES see the full 6 cores!
So I don't know how to proceed from here and any pointer(s) would be appreciated, especially from the AMD crew.
Hi, we did have a post on here somewhere about editing the registry to make the OS (probably for Win XP) see all 6 cores after fitting a new cpu. I can't seem to find it now unfortunately.
You don't say if this is on Win 7 or XP. For Win 7 what you could try is uninstalling your cpu in device manager and rebooting to make the OS redetect your cpu. Being as your bios sees the correct cpu that should be enough I think. If not then try msconfig/boot/advanced options and tick/untick the number of cores box and reboot and see if that helps.
Good luck and let us know what happens.
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