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My friends 3800 x2 showed up previously as the dual core processor..
His mobo fried so we had to get another one and reinstall everything
But this time it isn't showing up as an x2 its still seems to function like one??

Is there any problems with this?
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post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by charliemack
My friends 3800 x2 showed up previously as the dual core processor..
His mobo fried so we had to get another one and reinstall everything
But this time it isn't showing up as an x2 its still seems to function like one??

Is there any problems with this?
try updating bios
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lol that gotta be scary... to see a prob like that... but i tihnk its just a mobo bug...
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post #4 of 10
how do you update a bios? Im getting dual core, but some people say some motherboards dont recognize dual core and have to update bios. Like DFI.
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how do you update a bios? Im getting dual core, but some people say some motherboards dont recognize dual core and have to update bios. Like DFI.
just a natter of downloading the new one and following the process exactly because a bad flash can ruin your mobo or make you get a new bios chip at worst. Most motherboards have a built in utility in the bios to update to the new one.
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post #6 of 10
What MOBO are you using?

Depending on how old your MOBO is it may need a simple BIOS flash to fix it as said earlier.
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DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

Im about to buy that, but some people said that you have to do something so that it will work with dual core because on newegg it says it supports athlon 64 but no X2.
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http://us.dfi.com.tw/Support/Downloa...FLAG=A&SITE=US

Read through it tells you how to use a program called WinFlash to flash your BIOS. EvilXP did an FAQ on this also a while back.
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post #9 of 10
o crap, so nomatter what, if i use dual core with dfi i have to have a floppy and flash? Ill so screw the whole thing up. itll be chaos.
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Go to www.dfi-street.com and go to the bios factory section, there you can download a cd image called tmod's bios flash cd, burn that and let the pc boot from the disk, this disk has every bios for the dfi's and its as easy as pressing enter on the bios you want, it does the rest.
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