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Core I7 860 running 4 cores / 4 threads instead of 4/8

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February 17, 2010 8:55:26 PM

Hello, I have I i7 860 paired up with a Biostar TP55 mobo. When I run CPU-Z it says I have 4 cores and only 4 threads, when I know it should be 8. I've already updated my bios. Any other ideas?

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February 17, 2010 9:12:32 PM

justin962 said:
Hello, I have I i7 860 paired up with a Biostar TP55 mobo. When I run CPU-Z it says I have 4 cores and only 4 threads, when I know it should be 8. I've already updated my bios. Any other ideas?

Thank you


Two first things to check

what is the BIOS setting when it comes to enabled cores and hyperthreading?

Using msconfig, navigate to Boot > Advanced Settings and make sure Number of Processores is unchecked.
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February 18, 2010 2:12:27 AM

Thanks for the msconfig part, I didn't know about it. Is it for Vista 64bit also?
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February 18, 2010 3:35:26 AM

NightlySputnik said:
Thanks for the msconfig part, I didn't know about it. Is it for Vista 64bit also?


Yes, just type msconfig in the Start Menu search field and hit enter (or use a command promt or Windows key + r).r
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