Solved Is my tri-core now a quad-core? Tags: CPUs Core Quad Core Computer Last response: August 5, 2010 2:44 AM in CPUs Share X-2 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 More about : tri core quad core loneninja 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? m 0 l X-2 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. m 0 l Related resources Tri-core vs. Quad-core - Forum How important is quad-core now for gaming? - Forum What AMD quadcore to choose right now - Forum Quad-core AMD Opteron now powers 37 platforms - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer loneninja 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. m 0 l Best solution ct1615 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. Share X-2 August 4, 2010 1:07:41 AM How do I check to see if they are fully stable? Thanks for the confirmation! m 0 l ct1615 a c 105 à CPUs August 4, 2010 1:40:47 AM run some CPU demanding programs like any modern game, cinebench, prime95. m 0 l X-2 August 4, 2010 2:10:33 AM Hey I installed Win 7 and it says I still have only three cores? m 0 l X-2 August 4, 2010 2:18:31 AM Nevermind, got it working! m 0 l Motopsychojdn 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 Moto m 0 l X-2 August 5, 2010 2:44:10 AM Best answer selected by X-2. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !