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Well I will have a chance to try a reinstall in a lil bit.

Thanks for all the good help!
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CD, the fastest thing to do is just download a Live Linux CD and boot to it. Wont even need to worry about partitioning and such.
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post #23 of 38
did you uninstall the ACPI processor drivers from device manager and restart and let it install the multicore drivers?
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post #24 of 38
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Well I followed Modki's advice to reinstall.
It worked.

But I did a few other things too.

I pulled the CMOS battery for ten minutes.

I deleted the RAID array and created a new one.

I installed 64 Bit Vista Ultimate just for something different.

first thing I did was check task manager and sure enough there wre all 4 graphs of CPU actvity.

Needless to say I am sooo happy I don't even care that I pwned myself.

I do have a touch of seller's regret about the 2900XT 1GB as I would love to know what kind of benchies I pull now.

At stock speed Vista rates the Q6600 at 5.9...before it was rating it 4.7 when overclocked to 3.2

So I can see that issue has been resolved.

Now I just need to update the GFX drivers and I am good to go...

Sort of... the single X1950pro rates a 1.9

Thanks everyone for all the help and advice. It was great to have the support--it's a real depressing event for me when a problem arises that seems impossible to solve.
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post #25 of 38
Have you tried going into the BIOS and making sure all of the cores are enabled? I would also trying resetting the CMOS.


Lol. I'm too late.


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lol. if you did it my way it woulda worked...*****. Darn. Too bad you had to do all that..
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post #27 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyberDruid View Post
I pulled the CMOS battery for ten minutes.
YAY!!!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by CyberDruid View Post
Needless to say I am sooo happy I don't even care that I pwned myself.
YAY!!!!!!



(man, I so know how you feel; after saving my P5B earlier this week ... I was singing "I can see clearly now" all night to my roommates ...)

Glad you got it worked out mang!

    
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post #28 of 38
That's great to hear.

Sounds like a pretty frustrating couple of days

What are your temps like now?
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post #29 of 38
Hey dudes, I'm is here.

I never had a problem with the Quad Core, and I also ran Cinema4D with it and I know that the Quad was in working order because my times stomped the Dual Core processor that I have in now. And that was at 3.2ghz versus 3.6Ghz.

I definitely would NOT discredit myself by selling faulty hardware by ANY means. I hope the problem gets solved!
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There's a sccreenshot from when I had it. You can also check my screenshots from before in my threads-started search. They all read 4 x 4.

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