The 4 pins that are missing are around the edge of the 'gold triangle' in the corner of the CPU. I have tried replacing the pins by placing a piece of copper wire in the slot where the missing pins are but I think that might be the cause of my PC crashing so I have taken them out. With them in however it still did the same thing, you turn the pc one and it has 2 cores, install software or something and restart it, it comes back with one core. If the PC is turned off by the plug then back on, it will have 2 cores again. That is what's confusing me.
I have all the correct software installed so is it just a case of a vital pin missing?
I will probably get the correct type of solder and solder the wires on(I heard lead based solder shouldn't be used?), that way I know there will be a definite connection being made.
Think this is the best think to do or are there any other solutions?
Edited by Drykill, 04 August 2006 - 05:41 PM.