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Windows 7: 6th core not working

27 Aug 2012   #11
proudtobegreek

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Took a look under the hood and didnt find anything like physical damage.Made sure of all connections,even gave it a try with no paste at all,its a no go.This machine is on its way back.Should i mark as "solved" or would i mislead members?


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27 Aug 2012   #12
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm thinking to go ahead and mark as solved as it seems the thread has evolved to the point where the issue points to a true hardware problem rather than software/configuration, thread is a week old, 240+ views, etc.

And you've also seemed to have made up your mind based on responses. I'm thinking you can mark it now, or wait a few days in case there's someone else that might post some relevant info.
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27 Aug 2012   #13
proudtobegreek

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I ll do that.dont want to slam the door to anyone who would even try to help.And judging by the views,i could not expect more in a weeks time.The thread title alone...
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27 Aug 2012   #14
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Did you ever try that CPU in another board to make sure it isnt the cpu itself

? if it comes down to the cpu working properly on another board then i would assume the MB is the problem

There is no reason why you have a 6 core chip that only lets you use 5 cores

I'm really thinking the mainboard is your real issue because that makes no sense other wise
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27 Aug 2012   #15
proudtobegreek

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

You are absolutely right,nobody could or has pinned the problem down to only the processor.I would have gladly made the swap,but my p5b cant handle them 6 cores,and i dont know anybody around who owns a board that could and would be willing to get in such a procedure.But you sir,are absolutely right.
PS with no intention to insult. BIOS (aka MB) detects all six,is that like pointing a finger at CPU?
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27 Aug 2012   #16
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by proudtobegreek View Post
BIOS (aka MB) detects all six,is that like pointing a finger at CPU?
That may be right. I guess the only way to really know is you putting in another 6 core processor and trying it out.

I wonder if running Prime95 on 5 cores would reveal anything. I don't know enough about using it and making evaluations based on what it reveals. But it seems if one of the cores doesn't work there may be a likelihood there's a problem with one or more of the others.
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27 Aug 2012   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You could go into Boot Advance Options and see if some one has be tinkering in there. At the top their should be (NO) check marks in number of processors or in the max memory.
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27 Aug 2012   #18
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by proudtobegreek View Post
You are absolutely right,nobody could or has pinned the problem down to only the processor.I would have gladly made the swap,but my p5b cant handle them 6 cores,and i dont know anybody around who owns a board that could and would be willing to get in such a procedure.But you sir,are absolutely right.
PS with no intention to insult. BIOS (aka MB) detects all six,is that like pointing a finger at CPU?

It may show you all 6 cores but them working effectivly is another issue there are plenty of cpu's with 4 cores turned into 3 or a 3 core turned into 2 based on one of the cores being faulty or unable to keep up meaning problems

I understand it was tested etc by intel but just seems the CPU has an issue and maybe there is a way to have a shop or someone test it for a small fee

No worries about it being an insult you only giving us all the facts of what you see which is good informantion
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05 Sep 2012   #19
proudtobegreek

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks everybody for the support.The machine is on its way back,fiddled with it about a month to no avail,it was worth the try.Marked as solved due to be a hardware failure and not OS.
PS.I didnt ignore your prompt about msconfig Layback Bear,just had no luck with it either.
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05 Sep 2012   #20
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And thank you for the update!
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