Yesterday my CPU (AMD Phenom ii x4 965 black edition) managed to overheat, it got up to 90 degrees before I shut my computer down. After that I went to the store and bought new thermal paste. When I started it up again it was on 65 idle 72 when gaming. I noticed some FPS lag, and found out that the CPU was only using (1) core? Is it possible that it disabled the other cores cause of the overheat? If so how do I turn the cores on again?
I am using the "M4A785TD-V EVO" Motherboard, I've been in BIOS but I couldn't find any options like that.
From memory the setting in that Bios is someting like CPU CORE (which will usually say AUTO) ..YOU CLICK ON IT AND CHANGE IT to MANUAL and it should show you all cores which you can then turn on individually.....