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AMD 4400+ Dual Core question

By Montauk
Apr 1, 2007
  1. I did a .txt dump from cpu-z and noticed this: "Number of cores - 2 (1 core(s) disabled)." Now what is the point of having a dual core processor if one core is disabled? How can I enable it?
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Are you sure it's disabled ? When you look in the performance tab of the task manager, do you see two CPU graphs ?
     
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    Either it is disabled in BIOS or in the control panel if you have verified it is off as Didou stated.
    Bear in mind CPU-Z has difficulty reading some dual core CPUs.
     
  4. Montauk

    Montauk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I read somewhere that I should update my BIOS, but not sure how. I downloaded the update (in the form of a .BIN file) and am not sure how to apply it.

    **EDIT**
    Ok, I have updated my BIOS and it now shows my processor correctly in BIOS. However, when go to the performance tab of task manager I see only one CPU graph still. Any ideas?
     
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Is it an actual Athlon64 X2 ? Maybe it's a dual-core CPU with one core gone bad that AMD is selling as a single core CPU (with the defect core disabled).
     
  6. Montauk

    Montauk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes. Retail AMD Athlon64 x2 4400+.
     
  7. topps999

    topps999 TS Rookie Posts: 139

    personally i'd take it back and get a new 1, as it mite of been tampered wif our it mite be broke..
     
  8. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    Return it for an exchangement. It sounds messed up so I'd return it.
     
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