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NO no no, I'm on stock right now, and it has a 800MHz FSB
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NO no no, I'm on stock right now, and it has a 800MHz FSB
Ok then youll have to comb through the bios and find the feature that allows you to turn on HT, usualy in the advanced section under CPU configuration. But now youve answered my other question, this is in fact the 521 P4 2.8, so we now know what you have3 exactly, and Im pretty sure your board supports it. You might have to clear your cmos and start from scratch. Also download a program called CPUZ just do a search for it and youll find it, also check your task manager, and click on the performance tab and you should see 2 cpu graphs like this. If you dont then you more then likely have to turn it on in the bios, or download all the updates for the fresh install.
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In your BIOS on the "Advanced Setup Page" you will notice a settting called:

"Hyper Threading Function"


Make certain it is set to "Enabled"
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In your BIOS on the "Advanced Setup Page" you will notice a settting called:

"Hyper Threading Function"


Make certain it is set to "Enabled"
That too, that sounds alot cleaner LOL.
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Ya, there is nothing under Advanced, I went thro everything. Nothing at all. I don't have 2 boxes under that box in taskmanager. My MOBO supports HT and my CPU Supports HT. ECS says that is auto enabled. but there is nothing.
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Here is a screenshot. It went from a Multicore CPU to a Unicore CPU after I did my HDD Cleaning which I wiped off everything (Fresh XP).
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Ya, there is nothing under Advanced, I went thro everything. Nothing at all. I don't have 2 boxes under that box in taskmanager. My MOBO supports HT and my CPU Supports HT. ECS says that is auto enabled. but there is nothing.
You might need to replace the "HAL" which is the Hardware Abstraction Layer to allow for the Hyperthreading core as you may have messed the HAL up on cleanup.

Depending on your system configuration setup you might need your Windows XP Pro CD for this HAL change. Go to your device manager and expand "Computer". See the "Uniprocessor PC"? You want to double click this to bring up the Uniprocessor PC properties. Choose "Update Driver" and "Not This Time" for Windows Update Search. Choose "Install From a List or Specific Location (Advanced)". Uncheck both checklists and check "Don't Search. I will choose the driver to install". In the next box, choose "ACPI Multiprocessor PC" and allow it to make the software changes.

Then you will be prompted to reboot. Perform the reboot and be ready to insert the CD if asked.

Your system will install the Multi-Processor HAL for you. If you are not given any choices for the ACPI Multi-Processor PC then you need to perform a Windows XP Repair.

To install a HAL using Windows XP Repair:

Configure your computer to start from the CD drive. Then insert your Windows XP Setup CD, and restart your computer.

1.


When the Press any key to boot from CD message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.

2.


Press ENTER when you see the message To setup Windows XP now, and then press ENTER displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen.

3.


Do not choose the option to press R to use the Recovery Console.

4.


In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.

5.


Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.


6.


Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup. When it says to press F6 for RAID/SATA drivers, choose F5 and let the process continue. You will be given a choice of different HAL's to install. You can scroll with the up/down arrows although you can't tell this unless you try. Choose "ACPI Multiprocessor PC" and let it do the repair.

hth,

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post #17 of 34
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Alright I'll try it. Do you have xfire so I can contact you for any problems?
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No xfire though.

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alright, I got this up



But... Under Task Manager I still get 1 Box Only
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post #20 of 34
Possibly your processor is malfunctioning in the HT.

I would format the drive and do a clean install. If the HAL shows a single processor on a clean install then by the looks of it, I would say the processor is malfunctioning.

Please post a CPU-Z.

http://www.cpuid.org/cpuz.php



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