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Windows 7: MSconfig can only see 1 processor on a quad core

23 Jan 2011   #21
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Hellouglys and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Uncheck the option Number of processors: There could also be an option in your BIOS to prevent your system from using all cores. Both these options are only for diagnostic purposes. Normally, you want all cores to be used.


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23 Jan 2011   #22
Hellouglys

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Hi Hellouglys and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Uncheck the option Number of processors: There could also be an option in your BIOS to prevent your system from using all cores. Both these options are only for diagnostic purposes. Normally, you want all cores to be used.
hey im a little new to this site so dont really know how to reply hope this works though but anyways yea i see 4 cores now and i can select 4 to boot. Thanks dude but why did it happen in the first place?? also if u dont mind can u add me on msn so i can msg u whenever? lol
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23 Jan 2011   #23
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

the normal setting is for the box to be unticked. this will enable all your cores.

only tick the box if you wish to limit the number of cores used for whatever reason.
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