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AMD Phenom ii X6 1090T LOST 2 CORES?!

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October 23, 2011 7:09:46 PM

This is very strange.
I was installing some updates and downloading a java update and my computer was running very slowley. I have not done any overclocking or anything like that. Then the computer froze and the screen went black so I pressed the reset button on the computer. It came back on and started up. I noticed the Asus boot screen said that 5 cores were unlocked, not 6. Then I logged in and typed msconfig to see if I could activate my 6 cores back again. IT SAID I ONLY HAD 4 CORES! HOW DID 2 JUST GO!? Surely the cores couldn't have been burnt or broken?? Are they just strangley disabled??

All help will be appreciated!

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a c 1207 à CPUs
October 23, 2011 7:18:44 PM

Reset your BIOS to defaults!
October 23, 2011 7:36:26 PM

Cheers! How?
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October 23, 2011 7:37:03 PM

ah looked it up thanks!
October 23, 2011 7:47:06 PM

no, it locked the cores back but CPU-Z still says i've got 4 cores and threads. Strangely when I had a look at the BIOS before I got your message the third core was diactivated. I activated it and I got my 6 cores back, according to the Asus splash screen but CPU-Z and Speccy still say i've got 4.
a c 1207 à CPUs
October 23, 2011 7:49:58 PM

1090T native X6 if the board recognizes it correctly it is by default X6! If not there is something wrong with the board or CPU.
October 23, 2011 7:51:57 PM

do you think it could be an update because this happened after a lot of updates were being installed and aslo I have the worlds dodgiest PSU. Do you think that could also affect it?
October 23, 2011 7:54:23 PM

Also the device manager recognises 6 cores. I would not rely on programs like speccy or CPU-Z to tell me i've got 4 cores but the fact that msconfig only shows 4 cores too, is a bit worrying.
December 16, 2011 12:45:24 PM

Ok got it all working, thanks so much for the help it was the OS that was the problem
May 14, 2012 12:40:16 AM

what did you do?
Im having the same thing..