G630 using 1 core !!!!!

Hi there :hello: my windows 7 needed an activation so i activated it and now it went from running 2 cores to 1 i went to the bios and it wont let me install 2, it says all or 1 and before the activation it use to have the option for " 2 " i have tried updating the bios nothing worked oh and by the way i have an Asus P8H61-MX. any help would be appreciated thanks.
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  1. download cpu-z and tell us what does it tell u?
  2. iceclock said:
    download cpu-z and tell us what does it tell u?
    It says 1 core 1 thread. Could a overheat do this ? because my cpu hit 90 degrees Celsius and shut off 2 days ago because of stock intel cooler. And yeah i put thermal paste on the cpu.
  3. thats not a good sign, sounds like its overheating, do u have a budget for a new cooler?
  4. iceclock said:
    thats not a good sign, sounds like its overheating, do u have a budget for a new cooler?
    It had lack of thermal paste so i put some new thermal paste but it runs at about 29 degrees celcius now :)
  5. do the 2cores show up now?
  6. The Intel® stock HSF (heatsink/fan) comes with TIM preinstalled on it; did you clean it off?

    Most of the time when I see over heating with our stock cooler it is because the HSF isnt seated well. Check this by reaching in and pull each of the twist clips straight up if you can than it wasnt locked in place and you want to reseat it and make sure it is seated well and locked in place.
  7. And do a CMOS reset. The BIOS may have automatically disabled 1 core to save it from overheating.
  8. ^ Agreed reset the bios and see.
  9. +1 to bios reset here.
  10. IntelEnthusiast said:
    The Intel® stock HSF (heatsink/fan) comes with TIM preinstalled on it; did you clean it off?

    Most of the time when I see over heating with our stock cooler it is because the HSF isnt seated well. Check this by reaching in and pull each of the twist clips straight up if you can than it wasnt locked in place and you want to reseat it and make sure it is seated well and locked in place.
    It was locked into place because i could not pull the twist clips up thanks :)
  11. jaideep1337 said:
    And do a CMOS reset. The BIOS may have automatically disabled 1 core to save it from overheating.
    reset the CMO'S nothing :(

    heres my bios

  12. do u have the latest bios?
  13. iceclock said:
    do u have the latest bios?
    Yeah i updated the bios.
  14. is it possible ur cpu has been damaged and has deactivated a core?
  15. iceclock said:
    is it possible ur cpu has been damaged and has deactivated a core?
    Yeah, but the weird thing is that it only deactivated the core 2 days after the overheat. It actually deactivated the core after i activated windows :( i dont get this !
  16. im stumped, is it possible with the overheat it damaged the cpu?
  17. iceclock said:
    im stumped, is it possible with the overheat it damaged the cpu?
    Yeah i think i have damaged the cpu, time for an upgrade maybe.
  18. hmm, whats ur budget for a new cpu, and whats the mobo ur using?
  19. I dont know maybe a i5-3570 and im using a Asus P8H61-MX
  20. iceclock said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115234

    since u cant overclock with the h61 mobo.
    Alright thanks, ill look into it.
  21. no problem anytime broski :P
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