windows vista X64 intel 2 quad 6600
motherboard:IPIBL-LB (Benicia) motherboard
Well, I'm pretty sure I just made a rookie mistake by not backing up my old BIOS.
Story: My PC has been running pretty lately, but I noticed that my motherboard had a newer BIOS update, which fixes windows shutting down (hanging). So i updated that sucker to the newest version and restarted the computer. When I opend HW CPUID, only 2 of the 4 intel processor cores were showing a temp (Core 0, and Core#2). I understand that my processor has 2 cores, and 1 sub core to each (not very well explained by HP)? Anyway, I contacted HP when I saw that my other core temps were not showing up. No help! Not just the language barrier either. It also appeared that my computer slowed down a bit. So, as a long shot, I did a system restore, which brought back all 4 temps, but the BIOS is still showing to be the one I downloaded in the system's information. Now, there are only 2 BIOS updates I can find that are for that motherboard, but I know that both are newer than my computer's original. Anyone know where I can find the original? If i reset the BIOS/CMOS, will it revert the BIOS to the original? Or, should I let it be? Thanks in advance.
Thanks for the info. It seems to be operating just fine now. But since my PC is kinda old, anyone recommend a ram upgrade if it would help? I know that the general consensus is that it doens't give much of a performance increase, but it is old. It's also very cramped in that case. Wow!