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Windows 7: msconfig boot option problem please help

14 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
msconfig boot option problem please help

Hello everyone, I have just recently went to msconfig, went to boot option tab then clicked on advanced tab, and it was showing 8 cores for start up, I changed it to 4, restarted my computer, and now it only shows 4, not 8 how do I get the 8 back? hopefully someone has an answer for me

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14 Jun 2011   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi StaceyMorgan, and welcome to sevenforums,

i'm not sure why you changed it in the first place - were you getting problems before?

just untick the box, and all should be ok.
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14 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StaceyMorgan View Post
Hello everyone, I have just recently went to msconfig, went to boot option tab then clicked on advanced tab, and it was showing 8 cores for start up, I changed it to 4, restarted my computer, and now it only shows 4, not 8 how do I get the 8 back? hopefully someone has an answer for me
Go back to that tab and UNCLICK number of processors. Why are you messing with it in the first place?

Jim
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14 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
hi StaceyMorgan, and welcome to sevenforums,

i'm not sure why you changed it in the first place - were you getting problems before?

just untick the box, and all should be ok.
I was getting a voltage warning by another software so I wanted to see it that had anything to do with it since it was overclocked, so i set it to the actual 4 cores and rebooted, but the voltage error was the same so then i used a different program which gave me the right voltage but now in that program it says theres only 2 cores, and in msconfig there is only the options of setting 1-4 cores, i cant go any higher.
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14 Jun 2011   #5

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

maybe you've gone too high with your overclock?

bring your speed and voltages back down to default levels, and see if that sorts it.

what was the voltage warning? too high or too low?
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14 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Also let me stress that I have not overclocked this computer, I was told by Asus tech, that having 8 cores at boot up was overclocking, I by no means ever overclocked my computer so please don't read my last post as I am overclocking and making mistakes, that isn't the case, just want to clear that up.
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14 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
hi StaceyMorgan, and welcome to sevenforums,

i'm not sure why you changed it in the first place - were you getting problems before?

just untick the box, and all should be ok.
hasnt he changed it to change system performance in boot speed?
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14 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
maybe you've gone too high with your overclock?

bring your speed and voltages back down to default levels, and see if that sorts it.

what was the voltage warning? too high or too low?
I'm not having a overclock issue, that's why I just made my new post, my issues is that before I touched the advanced tab in msconfig boot tag, it showed 8 cores, I put it on 4, rebooted and now it ONLY shows 4, not the original 8, and now my computer is only showing 2 cores in my ' programs ' I'm using to show the voltages, I want to fix the boot menu back to 8, and see if that will show my 4 cores, not 2, that is what I want, I'm not having ' overclocking ' issues, I misused the term, my apologies.
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14 Jun 2011   #9

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

sorry, you've got me there.

i've had zero experience with 8 core machines, so am unable to assist further. my definition of overclocking is making components run at higher than default speeds - i don't know what the asus guys are saying.

luckily there are many knowledgable forums members here who will hopefully read this thread and suggest some answers for you.
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14 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
sorry, you've got me there.

i've had zero experience with 8 core machines, so am unable to assist further. my definition of overclocking is making components run at higher than default speeds - i don't know what the asus guys are saying.

luckily there are many knowledgable forums members here who will hopefully read this thread and suggest some answers for you.
my processor isn't really ' 8 ' core, this is the exact information on it, it is quad core with 4 virtual cores, I have given the information below to further explain I have also included the motherboard underneath the processor information

intel core i7-2600 3.4GHz sandy bridge LGA 1155

asus p8p67 pro rev 3.0


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