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I just installed the vmware player 3.0.0 and i only have 4 cores available. All my cores are enabled. What am i missing?
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You're not missing anything, you only have 4 cores on the 2600k.
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Did you edit your .vmx file for your virtual machine to let it see 8 CPUs? Check this thread for more details.

It should read:

numvcpus=8
maxvcpus=8

Also make sure you have hyperthreading turned on as well as hardware virtualization?

Lastly, did you use the corefix.sh shell to let the OS recognize more than 4 cores?
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yeah the hyper threading is enabled, and i know there are only 4 physical cores in my proc(duh), but the last time in installed player 3.0 it automatically detected all the logical cores.
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Version 3.0.0 is the only one with 8 cores. The later ones list 4 cores. Its been awhile but thats what I remember.

I moved to virtual box because I needed to be able to run 12 cores in a VM.
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Originally Posted by DeltaUpsilon View Post
Did you edit your .vmx file for your virtual machine to let it see 8 CPUs? Check this thread for more details.

It should read:

numvcpus=8
maxvcpus=8

Also make sure you have hyperthreading turned on as well as hardware virtualization?

Lastly, did you use the corefix.sh shell to let the OS recognize more than 4 cores?
edited the .vmx and everything is good. It now says "custom:8" in the settings, but works great. Im still a little concerned that it didnt register all 8 cores by itself though. I didnt need the corefix for 8 cores because i actually have 8 cores. Corefix is to run a 12 core bigbig on an 8 core proc. Fah detected 8 cores by itself like it should.
Edited by jcharlesr75 - 10/29/11 at 12:37pm
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You can manually enter 8 into the box where it shows 4 when you are setting it up, it will gripe about it but will accept it. At least you used to be able to do that.
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I was only doing this to test system stability actually. I think the hd that my native setup is on is going the way of the dodo. Sometimes it takes a long time to show up on the ahci bios screen on startup and it reboots randomly. The ssd that my windows is on is ok and i havent had a reboot since i switched back. This vmware setup is working pretty good since i edited the .vmx file, so im not gonna reinstall it to find out, lol.
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