AMD Dual-core question

By James27uk
Jan 28, 2008
  1. I have just fitted a 6000+ dual-core processor into my system I deleted the old drivers in device manager before hand. When I go into the system tab it displays the correct information but under device manager it has two cpus show ( I guess for the dual cores) but it says unknown device. Any ideas why? Could it be the motherboard? I have a kn9 non sli.
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Have you installed the CPU driver & the Dual-Core Optimizer ? Both can be found on AMD's download page.
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    You might also need a BIOS update.
  4. porsche911r

    porsche911r TS Rookie Posts: 37

    james have u got xp or vista because vista sometimes downlaods the drivers and wont install them if it thinks you have the latest drivers. So that could jsut be it and is u got vista i think u maybe just need the latest drivers and a bios update like rage said.
  5. James27uk

    James27uk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have got xp dont like vista tried it on my mates comp.
    Is a bios update easy enough to do or should I take it to a shop? Would the version of windows make any difference 32 or 64 bit? Also would a memory upgrade be advised?
  6. porsche911r

    porsche911r TS Rookie Posts: 37

    mmhh not really it should recognise it straight away. have u tried the latest drivers for xp, that shud have done the trick if not the flash the bios this is a easy thing to do but there are many ways of doing this, the easiest way is to do an online update or let the mobo program flash it for you as this will make it eaiser for you.
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    A BIOS update is quite easy to do. You can find a lot of guides for it on the net.
    Also, a memory upgrade won't solve your problem, but it's not a bad idea.
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