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Wrong CPU or Driver

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#1 assassin8er


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Posted 04 August 2011 - 09:08 PM

So, this afternoon I got my new AMD AM3 Six Core Processor. I installed it (getting a little annoyed at my stock heatsink), and then turned my computer on.

As it booted it took abnormally long. I dismissed this as the computer getting used to the new CPU. However when I logged in it said my CPU was a Dual Core 810mhz processor. I have ran checks for Drivers and only come up with those for AMD's GPU's. I have attemped to uninstall and reinstall the drivers and recieved the same results. The CPU is installed correctly and is compatable with my Motherboard.

I don't understand this problem and am wondering if anyone here does?

Is it possible that they shipped the wrong CPU in the box?

EDIT: I figured it out. My motherboard predates processors with more than 4 cores, and thus did not mention that it only supported triple and quad cores. It seems I need to do more research next time. :(

Edited by assassin8er, 04 August 2011 - 09:53 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:53 PM

Thanks for posting your self-resolution.

You might check and see if there is a BIOS update for your board...which will enable use of processors developed later.


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