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Windows 7: Amd Athlon X2 BE 2350 from Acer Shows as Unknown CPU

30 Sep 2012   #1
JRockZ

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 
Amd Athlon X2 BE 2350 from Acer Shows as Unknown CPU

I just built a trasher PC from cheap and or free parts, I got the cpu (Amd Athlon X2 BE 2350 2.1Ghz) from an old Acer and its now running in a PcChips A13G+ motherboard, when i check my WEI scores the CPU cranks out at a whopping 4.8 however its showing as just an "AMD Processor Model Unknown" so windows 7 is not reading the type of CPU other than the AMD part.

Im wondering since i plan to sell this PC at some point if i can edit my registry somehow so it shows the correct CPU? I think ive done this before but its been many years ago.


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30 Sep 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Have you checked the mobo's cpu compatibility list? Have you installed the chipset driver for the mobo? Have you tried updating the BIOS?

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30 Sep 2012   #3
JRockZ

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
Have you checked the mobo's cpu compatibility list? Have you installed the chipset driver for the mobo? Have you tried updating the BIOS?

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Yup Yup n Yup! Everythings updated all drivers installed, thanks for the link, been there did that.

Everything runs and tests out perfect im just bothered by the unknown cpu model
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30 Sep 2012   #4
JRockZ

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

i think i maybe able to do it using this tutorial Windows Experience Index - Change Score Manually and just edit/change the CPU assesment, i will test it out later,,,, if anone knows of a better way than cheating it lemme know!
Thanks!
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01 Oct 2012   #5
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It could be a limitation of the mobo itself...with no other built in sensor for reading that information other than the CPU maker.

On my mobo it does the same thing for my GPU. And the same for 3rd party software as well...like speedfan and cpuz and gpuz. They all read my gpu as AMD and nothing else. I just chalk it up to the mobo being outdated.
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01 Oct 2012   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
It could be a limitation of the mobo itself...
It is. Or more correctly, the bios. Unless support for that CPU was added in any of the bios updates for the motherboard (and I only saw the latest at Asrock), then you're stuck with it showing as "unknown CPU".
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