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Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Upgrade Problems.

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#1 stone_hinge


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Posted 18 November 2006 - 09:06 PM

I just upgraded my system.
MOBO = ASRock 775Dual-VSTA ATX Intel Motherboard.
CPU = Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
RAM = 2 Ghz (sdramm ddr2 667)

After running CPU-Z I noticed the following
Only displaying 1 core insted of 2.
Only displaying 1 thread instead of 2

Please help. I'm getting the run around from the manufactures.

Edited by stone_hinge, 18 November 2006 - 09:28 PM.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 09:12 PM

THis processor is not listed as having hyperthreading at Intels web site. Only the pentium D or pentium IV are listed as having HT.

Edited by oldf@rt, 18 November 2006 - 09:14 PM.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 03:52 AM

HyperThreading is not the same thing as dual-core. HyperThreading is running two threads on the same core while in dual-core you have two cores. The E6600 does not have Hyperthreading but it is dual-core.

Your concern is still valid. CPU-Z should show two cores and two threads. Which version do you have? Is it the latest? If it isn't you can start by updating it.

Does your task manager show two CPU graphs?
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 08:29 AM

Duplicate post - other one is here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/72487/problem-upgrading-to-intel-core-2-duo-e6600/

I posted a suggestion similar to Mr. Alpha's there. Also, FYI, not all socket 775 mobo's are Core2 Duo capable - I'd suggest checking to see that your mobo is certified to support it.
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