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I7 2600k Only saying 2 cores on task manager and cpu z

 2600k Only saying 2 cores on task manager and cpu-z and in the bios it says it has 4 cores but tis ment to have 4 cores 4 threads and is stuck on 3.39ghz its ment to be 3.40ghz to 3.80ghz

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It's actually supposed to be 4 cores and 8 threads, so I have no idea what's happened there...

 

Did you buy it second hand recently or from a slightly dodgy online store?

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Just now, AMD A10-9600P said:

It's actually supposed to be 4 cores and 8 threads, so I have no idea what's happened there...

 

Did you buy it second hand recently or from a slightly dodgy online store?

Yes it was from ebay 

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3 minutes ago, AMD A10-9600P said:

It's actually supposed to be 4 cores and 8 threads, so I have no idea what's happened there...

 

Did you buy it second hand recently or from a slightly dodgy online store?

And this replaced my i5 2320

 

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Ah, well that could be your problem then. Those sellers can spoof CPU names and numbers so it looks like you're getting a better CPU than you are. Basically, you may have been scammed

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Also it being at 3.39GHz isn't so much of an issue, it's just down to differences in how different tools measure the speed. For example, my CPU is overclocked to 4.8GHz, but it's read as 4.77GHz in Task Manager

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What motherboard are you using? You said the BIOS tells you it has 4 cores, but are 2 of them disabled? Sometimes you can disable one or more cores in a system.

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Just now, AMD A10-9600P said:

Also it being at 3.39GHz isn't so much of an issue, it's just down to differences in how different tools measure the speed. For example, my CPU is overclocked to 4.8GHz, but it's read as 4.77GHz in Task Manager

Ah well idk why cus this costed my £64 and thats stupid that someon would do this like I was happy to get it to upgrade my gaming performance but nah its probably a dud and it says on the IHS everything it would normaly say and the intell detection program says it as well its a i7 2600k

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There is some hope, however. It is a possibility that hyperthreading has been turned off in the BIOS, and this may be the real deal. If hyperthreading has been turned off then you would expect to only see 4 threads, rather than 8. There may be a setting in the BIOS related to this

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Just now, AMD A10-9600P said:

There is some hope, however. It is a possibility that hyperthreading has been turned off in the BIOS, and this may be the real deal. If hyperthreading has been turned off then you would expect to only see 4 threads, rather than 8. There may be a setting in the BIOS related to this

I have a OEM board

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Just now, Empany3253 said:

I have a OEM board

Which OEM? Which motherboard?

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Just now, AMD A10-9600P said:

Which OEM? Which motherboard?

its in a pc that I got prebuilt from asus aspire x3990

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What options do you have when you go into the BIOS, it's possible that there are options to tweak the cores and hyperthreading

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Just now, AMD A10-9600P said:

What options do you have when you go into the BIOS, it's possible that there are options to tweak the cores and hyperthreading

If u have ever been on a laptop its like the blue bios but Ill have a look in a min for my options

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Yep I'm aware of what the older BIOSs look like. You may need to delve deeper to find the options

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1 minute ago, AMD A10-9600P said:

Yep I'm aware of what the older BIOSs look like. You may need to delve deeper to find the options

Ok ill try to have a look after my food and desitny 2 match but yeah ill tell u when i find somthing for it along the lines what would it be 

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Just now, xXGaming123 said:

@AMD A10-9600PI had that cpu in my system it was miserable

The i7-2600K or the AMD A10? If you mean the A10, by my standards when I had mine in an older laptop it was amazing lol, it's odd GPU setup and need for constant driver changes are what forced me to become more interested into computers and learn a bit more about their workings!

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1 minute ago, Empany3253 said:

Ok ill try to have a look after my food and desitny 2 match but yeah ill tell u when i find somthing for it along the lines what would it be 

Look for hyperthreading, cores, processor, CPU, threads

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1 minute ago, AMD A10-9600P said:

Look for hyperthreading, cores, processor, CPU, threads

ok thank you ill tell u what my results are

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There is a setting in Windows as well,

Run>Msconfig>Boot>Advanced Options>Number of processors (should have 8 in there,I recommend to uncheck the setting if enabled)

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9 minutes ago, AMD A10-9600P said:

Look for hyperthreading, cores, processor, CPU, threads

when i find advanced chipset config there is 

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1 minute ago, Vishera said:

There is a setting in Windows as well,

Run>Msconfig>Boot>Advanced Options>Number of processors (should have 8 in there,I recommend to uncheck the setting if enabled)

ive allready done that ill go into windows and see now cus this is annoying

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Just now, Empany3253 said:

when i find advanced chipset config there is 

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What motherboard do you have?

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