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Windows 7: Dual Core Processor detected as 1 core

25 Dec 2010   #11
James Colbert

 
 

I assume your new bios has the default settings? Here is a link to what I think is the manual for your board:

http://www.evga.com/support/manuals/...22-YW-E173.pdf

Search the pdf for 'CPU Feature'. A page on the CPU segment of the bios should appear. Is the 2nd core enabled? (see screen shot).

Edit: Heh! Ignore the dots leading to the third core...it's late.




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25 Dec 2010   #12
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Start System Configuration Boot tab Advanced Options Number of processors


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25 Dec 2010   #13
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Most BIOS for multi-core/processor boards have an option on one of the menus to enable ALL cores or just one. Have you looked through your BIOS and made sure that all is selected?
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26 Dec 2010   #14
Madjedi

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
I assume your new bios has the default settings? Here is a link to what I think is the manual for your board:

http://www.evga.com/support/manuals/...22-YW-E173.pdf

Search the pdf for 'CPU Feature'. A page on the CPU segment of the bios should appear. Is the 2nd core enabled? (see screen shot).

Edit: Heh! Ignore the dots leading to the third core...it's late.

It is disabled in the pdf as well as actual BIOS with no option to enable
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26 Dec 2010   #15
Madjedi

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Start System Configuration Boot tab Advanced Options Number of processors
# of processors is 1 with no option to select 2
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26 Dec 2010   #16
Madjedi

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Most BIOS for multi-core/processor boards have an option on one of the menus to enable ALL cores or just one. Have you looked through your BIOS and made sure that all is selected?
yes, however I does not give me the option to select more then 1
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26 Dec 2010   #17
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

If the BIOS only sees one, there is nothing Windows can do. Either your CPU is busted or your Motherboard is busted, or the BIOS is busted. Either way the problem is outside of Windows. So you should be looking outside of Windows.
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26 Dec 2010   #18
Madjedi

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
If the BIOS only sees one, there is nothing Windows can do. Either your CPU is busted or your Motherboard is busted, or the BIOS is busted. Either way the problem is outside of Windows. So you should be looking outside of Windows.
yeah figured that....thnx anyway guys
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26 Dec 2010   #19
James Colbert

 
 

The simplest way to diagnose it would be either to try your CPU in another (compatible) system or try a different Dual Core CPU in your system.

James
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