Solved Unlocked CPU cores not recognized Tags: AMD BIOS Core Overclocking Last response: June 9, 2012 5:20 AM in Overclocking Share norberto950 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. More about : unlocked cpu cores recognized Reply to norberto950 lowjack989 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 Reply to lowjack989 m 0 l lowjack989 a b K Overclocking June 8, 2012 12:44:23 AM Go into msconfig and make sure that the 4th core is there.. Reply to lowjack989 m 0 l Related resources Not all CPU cores are recognized - Forum CPU Cores not being recognized - Forum Overclocking a cpu with unlocked cores? - Forum M4A87TD/USB3 won't recognize my CPU as unlocked - Forum Will my CPU's unlocked core still work on a different mothernoard? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer norberto950 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. Reply to norberto950 m 0 l lowjack989 a b K Overclocking June 8, 2012 3:44:23 AM Just move the tab in msconfig to Number of processors to 4...voila Reply to lowjack989 m 0 l norberto950 June 8, 2012 4:48:58 PM The highest it goes is to 3. There is no 4... Reply to norberto950 m 0 l norberto950 June 8, 2012 10:38:42 PM Bump? Reply to norberto950 m 0 l Best solution lowjack989 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 Reply to lowjack989 Share Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedUnlock hidden cpu cores Forum Did unlocking (and then disabling) faulty cores in my Phenom II Processor mess up my CPU? Forum Suggest an unlocked core cpu for using Nvidia 3d games Forum Unlocking CPU cores AMD Phenom II x4 Forum Solvedcan i unlock amd fx 4300 to 6 core cpu Forum Unlock AMD CPU cores on 4gjjt motherboard w/ 785 chipset Forum SolvedDefault Core 2 Duo CPU not recognize Forum Can i unlock amd cpu cores on gigabyte ga-880gm-d2h rev 4.0 Forum Unlocking locked cores in sempron cpu Forum Any chance of unlocking cores on 7750 CPU w/A79A-S board? Forum Unlocking cores with an MSI motherboard and Phenom CPU? Forum What are the risks of unlocking CPU cores? Forum Solvedshould i get an unlocked CPU? Forum SolvedUnlocked AMD FX 8150 CPU vs AMD FX 8350 Forum SolvedThinking of OC'ing my Phenom II 550(all cores unlocked) non BE Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !