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CPU only showing 1 core and 2 logical processors, when my CPU Is QUAD core.

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July 5, 2014 10:34:31 AM

Yeah, i'm a little stuck on this, AMD Athlon x4 750k Only showing 1 core and 2 logical processors when it should be showing 2 cores and 4 logical processors, in msconfig i go on processors and it only allows me to choose 1 or 2, not 3 or 4 Help.

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July 5, 2014 10:35:51 AM

I will take a wild guess here... Are you sure it's not your bios restricting your cpu ? Yeah i'm just wondering here but why not after all ? Ever checked here ?
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July 5, 2014 10:44:11 AM

how do i get into bios?
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July 5, 2014 10:45:24 AM

Computer newbie?

Restart your PC and the first screen will tell you which button to press to get into the BIOS.
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July 5, 2014 10:46:50 AM

Usually it is the DEL key... But if you're on an acer pc for example, it could be F2 or F5.
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July 5, 2014 10:47:12 AM

What motherboiard?
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July 5, 2014 10:47:27 AM

Im not new, i've never done this before and the resolution is fucked, i dont know which button to press.
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July 5, 2014 10:52:14 AM

Just try DEL. On most motherboard it's this key. When your pc boot up, just press repeateadly on del until it take you to the bios.
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July 5, 2014 11:24:27 AM

miketheshot20 said:
Im not new, i've never done this before and the resolution is fucked, i dont know which button to press.


If you haven't messed with your bios you are a newbie. The bios is the heart of your pc. Especially a home built pc.
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July 5, 2014 11:46:22 AM

miketheshot20 said:
Im not new, i've never done this before


Yeah if you 'never done this before' then you are newbie.

miketheshot20 said:
and the resolution is fucked, i dont know which button to press.

We don't need that sort of language, but if your resolution is messed up on boot, it sounds like you may have more issues. Is this onboard GPU your connected to? If so, then it sounds like the Mobo maybe dying painfully. Have you opened the case and CLEARED OUT the dust bunnies with canned air and paint brush? Make sure to get all the grills, PSU, etc. IF you touch the case and it is 'BURNING HOT' then your computer overheated / fried itself over time and most likely you caused long term damage (instability, things will just 'happen' because the hardware is now faulty, won't be a simple one fix except) and best solution and only solution then is to replace the PC. Yeah you can MAYBE salvage parts, but depends on their condition as they too may be 'fried', then when you put them in the new system 'acting all weird issues' which again is damaged parts your trying to rely on.

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July 5, 2014 11:46:42 AM

Someone is looking for help, no need to be a smartass and call him/her a newbie.
If I am not wrong, the Athlon 750k is just a A10 5800k without the iGPU and that makes it an "enhaced" dual core.
How come? It has 2 modules with 2 cores in each sharing resources, instead of 4 modules with 1 core in each. Taskmanager will show it as a dual core with 4 virtual cores/threads.
But you say that it is showing only 1 core and 2 virtual :/  so I wonder, what motherboard do you have?
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July 5, 2014 12:11:49 PM

Gigabyte f2a88xm-ds2
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July 5, 2014 12:12:49 PM

but before the problem, i had what you had 2 cores 4 logi's but now i dont even know.
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July 5, 2014 12:26:04 PM

miketheshot20 said:
but before the problem, i had what you had 2 cores 4 logi's but now i dont even know.


Just in case go to BIOS (Del or F2 in post screen at startup) and load optimized defaults) and/or update the BIOS (motherboard's manual shows how)
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July 5, 2014 12:28:38 PM

i get a blackscreen when i hold del, i use a led tv, that's why the resolution is turd and maybe why im getting black screen
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July 5, 2014 2:59:11 PM

miketheshot20 said:
i get a blackscreen when i hold del, i use a led tv, that's why the resolution is turd and maybe why im getting black screen


Actually normally it is F11 or F12 not delete I seen for most. Get the Mobo Manual (google it then under support, etc.) and look up how to access the BIOS. Second to that, depends what cable your using to the TV? HDMI? VGA? Etc. Does this have onboard Video? If so I would connect to that first, as the BIOS may not be set right and showing on the onboard then your GPU when going to BIOS.

As for turd resolution, you would need to set the resolution ON tghe TV Menu AS well as on the computer to be optimized. Usually the method people employ is to look up the GPU supported outputs (1920x1080, 1024x768, etc.) and match those to the LCD. Based on what each can do will be the output you get. The 'norm' is 1920x1080 aka 1080p, anything else can look cruddy on a LCD TV.
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