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June 8, 2012 12:08:38 AM

I recently built a PC with a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P and an Athlon II x3 Rana. I heard about the locked 4th core so I gave it a shot with my BIOS core unlocker feature.

My BIOS and POST recognize it as a Phenom x4 B50 and the BIOS sees 4 cores. However, CPUZ, AMD System Monitor, and Windows Task Manager only recognize 3 core but still see a Phenom x4 B50.

Is there any reason why this is happening? My BIOS is up to date as well as CPUZ.
a b K Overclocking
June 8, 2012 12:43:19 AM

Its just a glitch in the software its a B50 X4 with no L3 Cache
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a b K Overclocking
June 8, 2012 12:44:23 AM

Go into msconfig and make sure that the 4th core is there..
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June 8, 2012 2:25:56 AM

Here is a picture of my CPUZ, Easy Tune, and MSCONFIG Windows. As you can see, the CPU is recognized as x4 but only 3 cores in MSCONFIG.
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a b K Overclocking
June 8, 2012 3:44:23 AM

Just move the tab in msconfig to Number of processors to 4...voila










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June 8, 2012 4:48:58 PM

The highest it goes is to 3. There is no 4...
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June 8, 2012 10:38:42 PM

Bump?
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a b K Overclocking
June 9, 2012 5:20:04 AM

Well it appears as though you only have a X3 and a bad fourth core
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