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FX cpu not recognized

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  • CPUs
  • Motherboards
  • AMD
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November 30, 2012 12:28:31 AM

Hello, the problem is as simple as this: I recently purchased an amd fx-8320 for my computer. The motherboard I have is the Gigabyte GA-970A-D3. After reading up on it, I updated the motherboard to the latest BIOS version and the cpu is still being recognized as my old cpu: AMD Athlon II x3. Any suggestions?
Addition: here is the CPU-Z to show what is happening.


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November 30, 2012 7:11:48 AM

Hi, Try clearing the CMOS (Unplug the power cord and remove the CMOS battery for few minutes).
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November 30, 2012 7:32:06 AM

Eh? Read the Specification line slowly and loudly, then ask your question again...
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November 30, 2012 7:39:15 AM

It's about the number of cores and threads. It should be 8 but only 3 reported.
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November 30, 2012 7:43:41 AM

I see it now, yes. In that case, run msconfig.exe, go to Boot -> Advanced Options and look at the Number of Processors setting. If it is ticked, unselect and reboot.
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November 30, 2012 7:58:29 PM

Well this is not good. I tried to change to number of cores on bootup and that did not work, so I tired to remove the CMOS battery and replace it back in. Now thr computer is stuck in a boot loop, and whenever it actually loads windows, it tells me I only have 255mb of memory available instead of 8gb available
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November 30, 2012 8:06:33 PM

That's weird indeed. Try leaving only one RAM stick installed and test. Make sure the battery is properly inserted. Test with a minimum configuration and make sure all components are properly inserted.
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November 30, 2012 8:44:32 PM

No dice. In fact, it hasn't come out of the boot loop in over an hour.
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November 30, 2012 9:06:10 PM

yes. I can access everything but the operating system won't load. I would say it's a hard drive error, but I haven't touched it at all.
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November 30, 2012 9:18:55 PM

I see. When clearing the CMOS, the settings are set to default. Check the SATA configuration setting. If IDE, set it to AHCI or viceversa.
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