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i7-970 only 3 cores ?

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hello for about 1 year ago i bought an i7-970 but today i looked in CPU-Z where it says i have only 3 cores ! ?
do you guys know why this happens

heres a link to my CPU-Z
http://valid.canardpc.com/2711805
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BTW i have a Asus sabertooth x58 motherboard
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Must be a faulty cpu. Too bad. J/K Have you checked the bios to make sure all cores are enabled?
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i have 3 years garanty from intel should i send a message to them ?
and how can i be sure that CPU-Z is right ?
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Originally Posted by victornor View Post

i have 3 years garanty from intel should i send a message to them ?
and how can i be sure that CPU-Z is right ?

I found a thread on another forum from someone who had the same problem as you did. His solution was to go to msconfig -> Boot -> Advanced Options and de-select the checkbox for 'number of processors', then reboot.
Edited by svenge - 2/28/13 at 10:25am
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How many threads does you Task manager show(under performance tab)? I would uninstall your CPU-Z(1.62) and install the latest version(1.63).
Edited by sherlock - 2/28/13 at 10:25am
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under task manager it says cpu usage history and there are 6 boxes does this mean 6 cores or 6 threads ?
and under advanced settings number of proccessors is unchecked
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heres the link for version 1.63:
http://valid.canardpc.com/2711887

same
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by victornor View Post

under task manager it says cpu usage history and there are 6 boxes does this mean 6 cores or 6 threads ?
and under advanced settings number of proccessors is unchecked

That means 6 threads, so only 3 cores.
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post #10 of 11
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this is really weird im pretty sure it was 6 cores for about 1 month ago ?
should i write to intel ?
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