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Q6600 two cores went bad.

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Hi Community, i have a friend who has two cores that have gone bad and dont show as working. Is there a way to fix this CPU maybe throw it in the oven like a bad 8800gt or is it time to throw it away. It would make one hell of a duel core.
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Lol, the Q6600 is really two dual cores put under a IHS and sharing the same FSB tongue.gif

I dunno, it doesn't seem possible to auto-desolder, somehow... frown.gif
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when you mean broken do you mean it only shows two cores available? Have you checked BIOS options to see if two cores simply got disabled?
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I would definitely check the BIOS to see if there is any possible way it could have been disabled there. Also check the socket pins and the pads on the CPU to see if they are all clean and good. And if you plan on chunking the CPU, get a heat gun and try heating it up to 220C for 20 seconds or so to possibly reflow the CPU if there is anything on there to reflow lol.
    
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First thing to do is open MSConfig, go to the boot tab, click advanced options, see if only 2 cores are checked under "number of processors". If there are only 2 checked, uncheck the "number of processors" box, apply the changes, and reboot.

It's most likely a setting in BIOS that's off, or that setting in MSConfig. I've never heard of cores going bad.
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