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So I got a new Phenom II X2 560 and I unlocked it with my Gigabyte 880ga-UD3H

It booted up instantly and my BIOS recognized the 4 cores (I can control cores 0-3)
However, once Windows 7 was booted, I ran CPU-Z and noticed that it only saw 2 cores and 2 threads instead of 4 cores and 4 threads.
Task manager also only sees 2 cores, but my device manager sees 4.

Also, I heard that I would have to change msconfig to use 4 cores during booting, but it only has 2 options, 1 and 2.

Anyone know how to solve this?

Also, before xd_1771 comes screaming onto this thread, I've already bought some MOSFET cooling and it's on the way (I'll lock the cores after I can get Windows to recognize them until the heatsink arrives).
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post #2 of 23
Go to device manager and uninstall the CPu from there and then reboot.
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post #3 of 23
Did u enable ACC? if that is not enable all 4 cores do not activate, once u enable it set it to AUTO.
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I have a 8xx series SB and it doesn't have the ACC functions. I used Gigabyte's Core Unlock feature in its BIOS.
So I need to uninstall my CPU and reboot in order for it to recognize my 2 new cores?
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post #5 of 23
Good question i guess you can try it, nothing to loose, either it works or not, or the board just automatically disables unstable cores...did u ever see the 4 cores activate before in windows?
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You mean like having Task Manager show up with 4 cores? No
Or
CPU-Z recognizing my CPU as a B60? Yes
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post #7 of 23
Yea thats what i mean...if u did not see that, i got a feeling that the board automatically disables bad cores so maybe you got a regular dual core, but try uninstalling and rebooting it may work
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post #8 of 23
heh, common "bug" that happens.

follow these simple steps.. x)
Click on the start menu
Then click Run
Type in msconfig and click OK

go to the Boot tab and click advanced options, then check the number of processors box and use all 4.
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post #9 of 23
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Nothing happened.
I clicked the first one, uninstalled. It told me to reboot. I did. I rebooted Windows. I still see all 4 cores there and CPU-Z still only recognizes 2 cores.


Oh, I also heard that some people fixed it by reinstalling Windows 7. Would that work?
(Reinstalling an OS is a pain and I won't do it until I know it will/has a chance to work)
Edited by mikelme - 3/26/11 at 4:29pm
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WhiteKidney,

I can't choose 4 in msconfig because there is no option other than 1 and 2.

Also, dxdiag says Phenom II X4 B60 (2 CPUS) ~3.3GHz
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