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Greetings.
I'm wondering, I have a FX8120, I ran the patches and stuff, but why is Windows still saying I have a quad core?

"Number of processor cores 4"


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post #2 of 12
Nothing to worry about. It just isn't reading it right there.

However it's showing 8 threads in task manager so eh. If it works it works.
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post #3 of 12
You may want to try re-running the Windows Experience Index to see if it recognizes your FX CPU. Even if it doesn't it won't change how the CPU performs.
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Originally Posted by AMD4ME View Post

You may want to try re-running the Windows Experience Index to see if it recognizes your FX CPU. Even if it doesn't it won't change how the CPU performs.

Done that...twice. frown.gif
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have you checked msconfig under boot advanced optinos make sure the option to set the number of processors is turned off
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i think (correct me if im wrong) that the bulldozer patch makes windows treat the FX series as 4 core 8 thread processor

It has something to do with assigning cores and maximizing resources on the core. since each core on bulldozer is 2 modules (8 modules = 8 cores to amd) this helps with the low numbers that bulldozer saw upon release because windows was loading down one core (2 modules) and making them share resources instead of splitting the load between the cores properly
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It treats it like a 2600k style instead of a full 8 core to prevent using the 2 cores on 1 modules, instead it sends it to the core in another module, so it sorta acts like a quad with HT.
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Well, I don't think I'd want to go through all of that...unless there will be a performance gain...will there?
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It won't effect anything..but it will show 8core instead of 4core. It only took a simple reboot, after running software.
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