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Is my tri-core now a quad-core?

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August 3, 2010 6:04:34 PM

Hi everyone,

I have a newly built computer with the AMD X3 440 3.0 ghz.
I changed the ACC to "All cores" before examening how the cores were listed before.
It now lists the cores as

Core 0
Core 1
Core 2
Core 3

Does this mean I have successfully unlocked the CPU? I'm just not sure about the Core 0.

Thanks

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a c 83 à CPUs
August 3, 2010 6:06:43 PM

What does windows tell you? Is it seeing 4 threads under the task manager? Has the name of your processor changed?
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August 3, 2010 6:11:00 PM

I have not installed the operating system yet. I've only gotten a chance to work with the bios.
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a c 83 à CPUs
August 3, 2010 11:14:15 PM

Than it may or may not have all 4 cores enabled, I can't say for sure. I would set it back to 3 cores to install windows with, if that 4th core did unlock and it's not stable, your going to have problems with the install.
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a c 105 à CPUs
August 3, 2010 11:17:00 PM

core 0 is actually core #1. so you have 4 cores, check to see if they are stable.
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August 4, 2010 1:07:41 AM

How do I check to see if they are fully stable?

Thanks for the confirmation!
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a c 105 à CPUs
August 4, 2010 1:40:47 AM

run some CPU demanding programs like any modern game, cinebench, prime95.
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August 4, 2010 2:10:33 AM

Hey I installed Win 7 and it says I still have only three cores?
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August 4, 2010 2:18:31 AM

Nevermind, got it working!
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a c 103 à CPUs
August 4, 2010 6:06:28 AM

You may also find it resets to three cores and standard clock speed after a bsod or freeze,
just pop into bios to check or (task manager)
ofc if you have Cpu-id on it, just use that
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August 5, 2010 2:44:10 AM

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