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How To Disable A Core On An Amd Athlon X2?


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#1 Martinx

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 04:16 PM

Hey guys i need to know how can i disable one core on AMD Athlon X2.Since i have no expirience and have no idea what a processor does i might like do something wrong in the process so i will need help.I need to disable one core because my computer is somehow "too good" for a game i want to play.When i go to Control Panel>>System>>Hardware>>Device Manager>>Processors and i click the "AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3600+" thingy i go to driver and i only see Uninstall....does anyone know how can i just disable the core and not uninstall it?And how can i ...un-disable it or something?And i need to know if i am at the wrong place....see "Control Panel>>System>>Hardware>>Device Manager>>Processors".

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 04:42 PM

have you tried running the game in compatibility mode?

or setting a lower priority with task manager?

older games and applications are usually single threaded and only use one core anyway

Edited by DaChew, 29 January 2008 - 04:43 PM.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 04:47 PM

have you tried running the game in compatibility mode?

or setting a lower priority with task manager?

older games and applications are usually single threaded and only use one core anyway


Complatibility mode?I don't know how to do that....how do i do that lower priority thing?

I still don't have the game....i'm gonna buy it....still don't know when though.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 05:17 PM

Then how do you know the game won't work? It might mean that it only uses one core, but that shouldn't mean you have to disable the other core.
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 05:24 PM

I still don't have the game....i'm gonna buy it....still don't know when though.

Why don't you think your dual core processor, is compatible with the game?
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 05:30 PM

I'm confused....i don't know what "compatible" means...sry...the game is Postal 2:Share The Pain,and it was released in 2003...not very old it worked fine on my old computer now i got a new one...

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 05:33 PM

Then how do you know the game won't work? It might mean that it only uses one core, but that shouldn't mean you have to disable the other core.


I buyed the game 2 times and i lost my cd's.The game works but when i walk normally instead of walking i like have superseed or something...thats why i need to disable one core....i emailed the CEO of the company and that's what he said.I said "Ok so i have 2 AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processors 3600+
but it says Uninstall not disable...so how do i disable the core?" and he said "K hmmm I have no idea, try lookin up on google “disabling a core on an AMD athlon X2”" but i couldn't find anything on google so i decided to come here....i think i'm gonna order the game from the USA and because i'm from Europe it may take a while to ship.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 05:47 PM

one look at their web site was enough for me, try using the right click option when you start the game or even install it

properties leads to a compatibility tab

a little effort on your part and you should be able to get it to play right, xp is a wonderful OS?

that game is very amateurish

the ceo reflects the company unfortunately
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