I have a Packard Bell ixtreme wth a core 2 quad, 2gig RAM and 8600 GS graphics.It's two years old or something. Just installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
My problem is that nowhere in windows does it show the correct number of processors. In "my computer" it says core 2 duo e4500, and in device manager only two processors shows up, core 2 duo e4500 asweel. The same thing in task manager.
Thing is, in vista home premium which shipped with computer, all cores showed and worked fine.
Now i have already tried the basic stuff, msconfig/boot/advanced-uncheck and deleting and reinstalling the devices from device manager. I just tried a re-install of windows 7 but nothing changed. I'm thinking of resetting BIOS. But it has worked before with this BIOS settings. Why would reset help?
I mean! I dont even know exact what processor i have because i dont know what the numbers i BIOS means.
I only know it's a core 2 quad processor because i remmber seeing all 4 cores working in Windows vista. And it has the sticker on the front saying "core 2 Quad".
I am getting very sad! Can't find ANY help on internet and packard bell support site wont let me ask them anything cause apapreantly my serial number is wrong (its not its just their crappy webpage in flash that validates wrong, i get other stupid errors too).
Please! Tell me what info to provide and i will... Hope you can help me!
I just thought I should throw this in the disscussion, for the past few years at least and depending on what Bios Ver. I use my, P4 650 3.4GHz Prescott has shown up as a P4 Extream Edition 3.4GHz Gallatin CPU in the Bios(outdated versions not the newest I am running now), CPU-Z, BlackBox, and any other utility that reports the CPU model still has this error in them.
So these programs can be wrong, but I cannot explain why windows and maybe his bios would not report the four cores that are supposed to be there. Maybe a wrong Bios version could cause such a problem? Similar to how mine will report and P4 Extream when using an outdated Bios version.
Just a thought. You guys seem to have a better handle on it than me.
Found an article on the iExtream, says they started offering the Core 2 Quad in July of 2009.