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hey gus I spent all day yesterday trying to figure this out...I have tried a lot of things inclding flashing the latest BIOS and tweaking everything and seting everything to default...

I have tried updating the CHipset dirvers...but they are apparently up to date.

I have looked on Asus and ANd there are no later drivers anyway...

It the rig in my sig...

I am flat out stumped and am about to RMA the CPU...

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Very odd. Has it ever shown more than one core? Looks like something went wrong with the manufacturing of the actual CPU though I would hate to say to RMA it just yet.
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Wierd, does it show only 1 processor in task manager as well ? I am not sure about vista,but in xp, you can have the option to show 1 graph per cpu for cpu usage, does it show 1 or 4 graphs?

edit : maybe reinstall cpu-z and if you dont get the new version ???
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Maybe CPUz and Orthos don't support it yet?

Device manager show all 4 as does Hot CPU tester
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Reinstall Vista?
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Wierd, does it show only 1 processor in task manager as well ? I am not sure about vista,but in xp, you can have the option to show 1 graph per cpu for cpu usage, does it show 1 or 4 graphs?
I graph in Task Manager

Although Hot CPU shows 4 physical it should also show 4 logical

For instance a HT P4 would show 1 Physical and two logical processors.

THere is something clearly wrong.

Benchmarks show that too.


WinRAR bench is SLOWER with multithreaded/ Futuremark CPU scores are way low...Folding is very slow with 4 machine IDs...
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Ahh, OK. Not real familiar with the quads...
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Originally Posted by CyberDruid View Post
I graph in Task Manager

Although Hot CPU shows 4 physical it should also show 4 logical

For instance a HT P4 would show 1 Physical and two logical processors.

THere is something clearly wrong.

Benchmarks show that too.


WinRAR bench is SLOWER with multithreaded/ Futuremark CPU scores are way low...Folding is very slow with 4 machine IDs...
1 graph sorry for saying this, but you have ticked the 'One Graph per Cpu' option, right ?

as mentioned above, try downloading the newest version of Cpu-Z ?

edit: unfortunately, unless you can try a dual core cpu and check that it has two graphs or whatever method you want to use to check, seems like an RMA .
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I have an E6600 I will try out shortly.

If that too only shows one graph then I got other problems...not CPU problems..that will be a good test..a PITA but a good test.

I have DLed latest CPU-Z as well as the latest BIOS/Drivers.

Unfortunately there is no highlight option to click in taskmanager/performance/view/CPU hsitory/One Graph per CPU--because--hey--there is but one core..lol

I know from my other rigs that it shows two cores with the E6300/E6600
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I have an E6600 I will try out shortly.

If that too only shows one graph then I got other problems...not CPU problems..that will be a good test..a PITA but a good test.

I have DLed latest CPU-Z as well as the latest BIOS/Drivers.

Unfortunately there is no highlight option to click in taskmanager/performance/view/CPU hsitory/One Graph per CPU--because--hey--there is but one core..lol

I know from my other rigs that it shows two cores with the E6300/E6600
Alrite, hope it goes well. sorry i cant be much more help..
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