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My family desktop my daughters and wife use is a Dell...yeah yeah, I know. It has served me well tho. Did a system check on it a few weeks back and it failed the multi-core test. I ran the test again and it passed. I was on it today and noticed that only 2 cores and 2 threads are showing in cpuid. Opinions other than the obvious (2 cores died or became in-active). Any possible solutions to fix other than buy new processor. Thx
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check the BIOS to see if all cores are enabled, then go to Msconfig and go to boot, hit he advanced button and make sure all that the box for CPU cores is UNchecked, then go to Windows task manager and check for 8 threads then open CPU Z and see what it has to say for itself, if all fails, then put it in another rig, and if it fails or u just dont have another one, then its due for an upgrade anyways XD
    
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this happend to my c2q q6600 on the same chipset a few years ago, im guessing they are gone in device manager too, I had to install an older version of the bios, it wasn't the processor - that was fine.
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Well as your probably aware, since it is a Dell, my adventures in the bios are limited. basically I can change boot items and their order. so I was unable to do what you asked of me. Everything is still showing 2 cores (Msconfig and cpu-z) I will try to do the bios thing and post my results. Thx for your help.
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I had a dell in 2004 and I could update/downgrade the bios, they are on the dell support website with a bios installer tool that you will need.




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