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Athlon x2 260 only has 1 core

Hello, I'm running on an athlon x2 260 which should be a dual core but when I run CPU-Z it only shows 1 core... anyone know why? or how to fix it? http://imgur.com/IUOGG this is what it looks like
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  1. Boot into BIOS and make sure all cores are enabled.

    However, it could be an error in CPU-Z.

    Have you opened up task manager to check the amount of cores you have?
  2. amuffin said:
    Boot into BIOS and make sure all cores are enabled.

    However, it could be an error in CPU-Z.

    Have you opened up task manager to check the amount of cores you have?


    I went to task manager and it only showed one chart of my cpu that means there's only 1 core... and then I went into my BIOS and I don't know how to make sure the 2nd core is enabled. Any guide to solve it? btw my mobo is a MSI 870 G45
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    icedigger said:
    Hello, I'm running on an athlon x2 260 which should be a dual core but when I run CPU-Z it only shows 1 core... anyone know why? or how to fix it? http://imgur.com/IUOGG this is what it looks like


    Start -> Run -> type Msconfig, and hit enter . Then just do as follows, and select both cores:) See if it works:)
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us [...] 89e12ba663

    If it still doesn't work, do like ammufin said, enable both cores in the BIOS. If u don't noe how to do that, then RESET all settings in the BIOS to default:)
  4. $hawn said:
    Start -> Run -> type Msconfig, and hit enter . Then just do as follows, and select both cores:) See if it works:)
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us [...] 89e12ba663

    If it still doesn't work, do like ammufin said, enable both cores in the BIOS. If u don't noe how to do that, then RESET all settings in the BIOS to default:)


    when I go into msconfig I go to the boot tab and click advanced options and select the number of processors right? because right now my BOOT advanced options are all just gray and shows only 1 processor.
  5. Yup...select that, then select 2 cores in the list if it's there :) all d best :)
  6. $hawn said:
    Yup...select that, then select 2 cores in the list if it's there :) all d best :)

    so I went to my bios and although it shows that both cores are enabled.. http://i.imgur.com/Yip8P.jpg?1 yet still the 2nd core does not seem active or recognized
  7. Tried restteing all bios setting to default...restart....then do the msconfig thingy??
  8. alright so at the end i decided to upgrade my BIOS which took a while and then went to msconfig and this time I was able to enable the 2nd core so now it works! THANKS EVERYONE!
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