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*** is going on? i turn on my computer and it says 3 cores 3 threads, i dont get it. I have an amd 970BE

multiplier 17.0
NB 2750
core - 4.25
vcore - 1.435
ht link - 2000
bus - 250

*** is going on?

coretemp is saying i have a phenom II x3 770BE?
Edited by SiK GambleR - 2/21/11 at 6:12pm
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Can you do a screen print please, also have you disabled any cores in your bios, I'd check that as my first point of call.

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Originally Posted by SiK GambleR View Post
*** is going on? i turn on my computer and it says 3 cores 3 threads, i dont get it. I have an amd 970BE

multiplier 17.0
NB 2750
core - 4.25
vcore - 1.435
ht link - 2000
bus - 250

*** is going on?

coretemp is saying i have a phenom II x3 770?
Are you using the latest version of CPU-Z? Maybe try a version or two earlier. Does Windows recognize it properly?

EDIT: your pic is not showing.
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look at my picture above
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Are you using the latest version of CPU-Z? Maybe try a version or two earlier. Does Windows recognize it properly?

EDIT: your pic is not showing.
This, and the same with HwMonitor.
Also how many cores does it say you have under the device manager in windows?
Have you update to the latest BIOS?
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What are the physical marking on the CPU itself (model number, etc)? I would check that to make sure they didn't send you the wrong chip. Also does device manager recognize all 4 cores?
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Doing both of these will fix your problem.

1) Press Windows key + R, type "msconfig" in the dialogue box without quotes and enter. Under the boot tab, click the advanced options... button. Make sure the number of processor cores is not being limited.

2) Clear CMOS and load optimized defaults. Then start entering your settings again. Optionally, flashing to the newest bios is a good idea but not required.
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i figured it out, for some reason the core unlocker function was turned on on my motherboard. I had cores 1,2,4,5,6 turned on. Core 3 was off. My 970 is a deneb, can't be unlocked, why the **** did that turn itself on "scratches head"

whatever it is fixed now. Thank you for your help guys!
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