Q9650 with only 2 cores

Hello,
I just bought a Q9650, mas in in my Win764Bits i just see 2cores.
Verified Taskman(2Cores),CPU-Z(2Cores),BIOS up to date (P5QPremium), CMOS cleaned, tested another S.O. and nothing. i sill seem only 2Cores

Somebody help me, please !
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  1. MoBo P5Q Premium (BIOS 2406)
  2. Can you provide some printscreens?

    Try msconfig. press winkey>>type msconfig>> hit enter
    got to boot>> advanced options>>number of processors. make sure it's set to 4.
  3. lets go:
    screens:
    windows gadget


    CPU-Z


    Task Manager


    Everest BIOS


    Everest Processor


    Everest CPUID


    Dispositives manager


    Everest MoBo


    Since a updated BIOS it no longer show the no. of processors, but before that, it shown only 2 to. (because of that i updated it in the first place)
    At MSCONFIG i can choose a maximum of 2 processors.

    I thought that could be a error iof the processor, but if was true i could't see 4 cores in the dispositives Manager, right?
  4. Here what i already tryed:

    i installed the same version of Windows 7 in another HD the made the boot.
    Result: the same !

    I desperate here !
    i don't know what think
  5. Quote:
    Here what i already tryed:

    i installed the same version of Windows 7 in another HD the made the boot.
    Result: the same !

    I desperate here !
    i don't know what think

    I recommend you try my earlier suggestion, since windows itself seems to be aware that there are 4 cores in the device manager but only allows the use of 2 cores.
  6. enzo matrix said:
    I recommend you try my earlier suggestion, since windows itself seems to be aware that there are 4 cores in the device manager but only allows the use of 2 cores.


    that is the problem:
  7. Alright, what about the bios?
  8. Bios up to date, but not shown the number of cores!
  9. I've played around with msconfig to disable cores. When cores are disabled, it will only list the number of cores that were previously enabled. For example, if you have disabled 2 cores, that drop down list will only show 2 cores, not 4 just like in your picture. You have to uncheck the "Number of Processors" box to get all four cores back.

    Can you verify that when you have unchecked the box in msconfig that you are still seeing only 2 cores?
  10. a tryed to unchek, but after restart the S.O., the list stil have only 2 :(
  11. Core 2 Quads are essential two dual core dies slapped together on a single package. It may be that one of your dies was just faulty. I'd try and return the CPU calming it was faulty.
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