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AMD FX-4100 shows only 2 cores?

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  • Task Manager
  • CPUs
  • Fx 4100
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
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December 15, 2013 2:31:00 AM

I recently updated to windows 8.1 pro and task manager shows only 2 cores instead of 4.
Windows 7 displayed 4 cores.

CPU: AMD FX-4100 Quad Core 3.6 Ghz
MB: Asus m5a78l-m lx v2
GPU: ATi Radeon HD 6670 DDR 5

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December 15, 2013 2:38:53 AM

What task manager is actually reading is the bulldozer modules, logical cores is showing all 4 cores so your cpu is functioning fine.

Task manager shows the exact same thing for my FX-8320, 4 cores, 8 logical processors.
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December 15, 2013 5:23:37 AM

open resource monitor to make sure. go to the cpu tab and it should show 4 cores. I had a similar issue with my 6300 but it was with 7 and its why i went to 8. 7 would only show 3 cores, not 6 logical and 3, just straight 3 cores after a wipe it showed 6 then after I got everything updated it showed 3, I just got 8 since it runs faster anyway.
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December 15, 2013 6:44:03 AM

ShadyHamster said:
What task manager is actually reading is the bulldozer modules, logical cores is showing all 4 cores so your cpu is functioning fine.

Task manager shows the exact same thing for my FX-8320, 4 cores, 8 logical processors.


But Windows 7 showed 4 Cores. (I'm sorry , i am not an expert in Hardware and stuff :p  ).


@chairsgotoschool I'm already using windows 8.1
and i checked the resource monitor it shows 4 cores ,2 are parked.
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December 15, 2013 3:19:47 PM

if resource monitor shows 4 (parked or not) then you should be fine. its because fx uses modules, 2 cores per module so it says 2 cores (modules) resource monitor is the ultimate answer. for me with 7 like I said I had a hard time getting my fx to show all 6 in there. it was usually 3 cores with 1 parked but in 8 I have all 6. I tried several installs of 7 but sadly only 1 or 2 (of about 5) would show all my cores. If you want to unpark the cpu you can look into that.
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December 15, 2013 11:24:30 PM

chairsgotoschool said:
if resource monitor shows 4 (parked or not) then you should be fine. its because fx uses modules, 2 cores per module so it says 2 cores (modules) resource monitor is the ultimate answer. for me with 7 like I said I had a hard time getting my fx to show all 6 in there. it was usually 3 cores with 1 parked but in 8 I have all 6. I tried several installs of 7 but sadly only 1 or 2 (of about 5) would show all my cores. If you want to unpark the cpu you can look into that.


Thanks man, resource monitor showed 4 cores 2 parked
I unparked them.
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March 1, 2014 10:28:59 AM

ShadyHamster said:
What task manager is actually reading is the bulldozer modules, logical cores is showing all 4 cores so your cpu is functioning fine.

Task manager shows the exact same thing for my FX-8320, 4 cores, 8 logical processors.


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