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Why does it show 2 Cores and Threads only? I see people having 4 Cores and Threads in CPU-Z with i5-2500K...

Here's an image:
sl34sp.jpg
The clock is 3,3GHz...

In my BIOS, all Cores are active.
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Have you tried updating your BIOS yet? That's the first thing that comes to mind. Also, open up task manager and see if it's showing 4 cores there.
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Originally Posted by NicksTricks007;13024613 
Have you tried updating your BIOS yet? That's the first thing that comes to mind.

I haven't updated it. The BIOS is the one that came with my Asus P8P67.

Edit: In task manager, I go Set Affinity on a process, and it shows me:

CPU 0
CPU 1
Edited by Razorator - 4/6/11 at 10:44am
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Maybe go into the bios and hit "F5" and save!

Bios version 1305 here wink.gif
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post #5 of 7
Check the Asus website to verify that that BIOS is the most current, if not then download the newest version to a flash drive and use the BIOS flash utility to update it and post back with your findings. It shouldn't take more than a few minutes to do that.

EDIT: Just checked the Asus site and found the most recent BIOS which should be (P8P67 1401 BIOS)
In the notes it says "Increased Hardware Compatibility

Here's the link to the page on that site: http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=Qx3PdnZI9Pq9BcIU&templete=2

Hope this helps.
Edited by NicksTricks007 - 4/6/11 at 10:51am
post #6 of 7
try go to msconfig (search msconfig in the windows search bar)
open it and then go to the boot tab.
In the boot tab select advanced options, make sure that it looks something like this:
Capture-22.png
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post #7 of 7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thealex132;13024759 
try go to msconfig (search msconfig in the windows search bar)
open it and then go to the boot tab.
In the boot tab select advanced options, make sure that it looks something like this:
Capture-22.png

Well, this is the first thing that I checked when I connected my computer, and I saw that it was using 2 cores. Thought it was default! (fail)

Solved the problem, thanks!

EDIT: Played Crysis 2 on EXTREME settings, 35-40 fps, CPU Clock @ 4,2GHz, RAM @ 1866MHz

thealex132 , thank you very much for your help!
Edited by Razorator - 4/6/11 at 11:12am
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