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Dual-Core CPU shows only 1 Core time to time


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#1 rhino1366

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 08:17 AM

It happens time-to-time; when I press Ctrl+Alt+Delete it shows only 1 diagram, instead of 2.

I'm very angry on this... it's a Dual-Core, and it should always be 2 diagrams without exclusions.

Please, any help if possible. :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:57 AM

You double-clicked the CPU Usage graphic on the left?

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:58 AM

I edited my original post because I was not clear on what you were asking us.

Hamluis's post above covers what you need to do.

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Edited by MrBruce1959, 28 August 2010 - 11:21 AM.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 11:39 AM

Double-clicking makes nothing useful... it just becomes a larger diagram. Currently, it's 2 diagrams (I've said, it happens time-to-time).

Even more!.. I was using Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2010 Advanced, its Benchmark module: after benchmarking my computer, the short report said cores: 1. After reboot, second attempt showed cores: 2.

All that is strange as hell... shouldn't be so at all.

So if there's any tips - inform me ASAP. I hope it's not a hard technical issue, and I won't need to repair it on firm (replace CPU / MOBO etc.).

Thanks a lot,
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 09:19 AM

New day - new negative:

Again, Ctrl+Alt+Delete and only 1 diagram; in options it is said - each 1 diagram for each core.

:flowers:

Edit:

Rebooted; 2 diagrams again. :thumbsup:

Edited by rhino1366, 29 August 2010 - 09:27 AM.


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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:05 AM

Hey, don't ignore me! :thumbsup:

EDIT: I suggest...that you not post such. Doing so has been known to trigger adverse reactions...in those trying to help you. You need to take into consideration...the nature of the forum...the nature of human beings with interests both within and outside of the forum...and the limits of human knowledge relating to any one person at a specific time ~ Hamluis.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 09:41 AM

Sorry, no one is intentionally ignoring you, sometimes it takes a bit of time for us to revisit a thread to see if has been resolved or not. :thumbsup:

I would try visiting your BIOS setup utility in the menu that reflects your processor's settings, to see what the settings for your porcessor are set to.

If you could post some information on your motherboard's make and model number, or at the very least, the BIOS firmware vedor and BIOS string number, we may be able to examine what settings your motherboard's BIOS setup utility may have on your processor core settings and how they are being reflected in the windows operating system's hardware settings.

Perhaps even a BIOS firmware update may resolve a possible issue with how your processor is being detected by Windows hardware manager.

It's worth a shot.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 10:25 AM

Hamluis, everyone... Sorry, I'm not serious about "ignoring me", was just trying to get a bit of attention here. ;)

MrBruce1959:

Thanks, a very useful post. :thumbsup: I'll try to gather some info on it. Meanwhile, reminding you that my mobo is GA-MA78GM-US2H rev. 1.0 (PC was bought at August 2009). Maybe I should just get the PC to a firm?.. tell me, if this issue is serious enouph.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 03:52 PM

...(PC was bought at August 2009).


Is this information helpful? Someone?

So should I take it on a fix to a firm? :thumbsup:

Edit:

Any clue? :flowers:

Edited by rhino1366, 02 September 2010 - 01:23 PM.


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Posted 02 September 2010 - 01:36 PM

I would take it a firm is a repair shop, if you feel more comfortable taking it to a repair shop, then I feel you should do what you feel is best for you.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 05:06 AM

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Anyway, what's this? :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 05:43 PM

could be that one core is hibernating? is it an intel core2 with turbo boost?

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 05:48 PM

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Anyway, what's this? :thumbsup:

It is hard to translate, is this the native language of your country?

Or is this a syntax error?

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 01:01 AM

MrBruce1959:

Yes, it's Russian language. My Windows XP is in Russian.

Соб‹‚ие = event; ”а‚а = date; ’€емя = time; Тип = type; ŸолŒзова‚елŒ = user; šомпŒŽ‚е€ = computer; ˜с‚о‡ник = source; šа‚его€ия = category; šод = code; žписание = description...

žˆибка = mistake...

Ÿа€аме‚€ = parameter...

”анн‹е = data (‘ай‚‹ = bytes; Слова = words).

acheleg:

Hibernating? Hm... interesting. No, as said in description, it's AMD Athlon II X2 250, 3.0 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache. It's a 45nm CPU. The motherboard is from Gigabyte, named GA-MA78GM-US2H; its revision is 1.0. It's an AMD 780G chipset motherboard, with int. AMD/ATI Radeon HD 3200 GPU chip.

Other info:

GPU is GV-R575D5-1GD; it's a Gigabyte's AMD/ATI Radeon HD 5750 (1 GB onboard video-memory, standard, non-overclocked). Also a 2x2 GB RAM sticks; 1 was added recently (also as the current discrete GPU). A 450W PSU, from FSP (I think with a passive "voltage control").

Edit:

What you see above - isn't Russian; text got messed up.

Edited by rhino1366, 08 September 2010 - 06:49 AM.


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Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:29 PM

and we forget about this as usual... :thumbsup:

Edit:

What's 224.0.0.22 that my firewall blocks?

Edited by rhino1366, 10 September 2010 - 05:30 PM.





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