There's no advantage in setting the amount of cores on boot if I remember correctly. I was almost positive that it uses ALL unless you set it to use less via boot.ini/msconfig.Originally Posted by Despair
it was the msconfig, I forgot i enabled 2 core boot for my e3200 everything is fine now...i think i put it back @ 2.4ghz
Actually no, under the Q6600 Heatsink there are two Dual Core CPU dies that are linked to make a Quad, its not a ture qaud core die, im almost sure you could kill one die on it.Originally Posted by dmasteR
That CPU is either four cores, or not working at all. I'm almost positive it's impossible for the Q6600 to only have two functional cores.
Run MSConfig, go to Boot Tab, go to Advanced Options, and see if Number of Processors are checked. If not check it, so it says 4 Processors.
Also is your BIOS up to date? Go into bios and make sure its identifying your CPU correctly.
Sounds like the MSConfig issue though. I'm guessing you went from a Dual Core CPU to the Q6600, which causes this.
Reinstall your OS to eliminate accumulate software failures ?Originally Posted by Despair
That problem is out of the way, but why do i keep getting random lag spikes? In games and in windows, it'll randomly lag for some reason