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    ok, worried now.....

    ok, so i recently bought this system:

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    2gb patriot pc6400 ddr2
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    etc, etc....

    and put it together myself.

    I should point out that i'm a total novice, never done this before - but i've got it all booted up and working. Wanted to check that i'd applied the thermal paste correctly - so downloaded rivatuner to monitor my core temps.....except it only shows core0.

    downloaded speedfan....same thing.

    is it possible i've knackered my cpu? has anyone come across this problem before?

    any help would be much appreciated as i'm sitting here trying not to crap a brick...

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    Re: ok, worried now.....

    Download CPUz and see what that says...
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    Re: ok, worried now.....

    What operating system? It is unlikely that you have damaged the CPU - if you had, it wouldn't run at all.
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    Re: ok, worried now.....

    Task manager?

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    Re: ok, worried now.....

    cheers for quick replies....

    ok, i've run that cpuz - its only seeing 1 core and 1 thread.

    i'm using xp pro service pack 2 and i'm pretty sure i've got all the microsoft updates.

    @hermeticist - i dont know what to look for in task manager?

    is there any chance this could be a mobo problem?

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    Re: ok, worried now.....

    Sounds like you've somehow not got the the XP SMP kernal installed...

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    Re: ok, worried now.....

    @Fraz - thanks for reply man....

    what is it and where can i get it?

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    Re: ok, worried now.....

    Try going to Device Manger, and look under "Computer". It should say "ACPI Multiprocessor PC" if it's correct.

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    Re: ok, worried now.....

    Also... you should be seeing 2 cores under Processors...

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    Re: ok, worried now.....

    ok cheers for help - it does show the acpi (though it doesnt say multiprocessor - is that relevant?)

    also it does register 2 cores in the processor section. wonder why none of the other programs can see the second core?

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    Re: ok, worried now.....

    Yes the multiprocessor bit that is lacking is relevant. Essentially you need to change your HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) to one that supports Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP).

    Two options really. This is prob the easiest for you:

    [ Hardware.Info ] - Problems updating to a dual-core CPU? Not anymore!

    or you can do this:

    1) Start device manager.
    2) In device manager expand 'Computer'.
    3) Under Computer you should see the currently installed 'HAL' information "Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC", or some such.
    4) Right click the (ACPI) PC device and choose 'Update Driver'
    5) Then select :
    - "No, not this time" in the connect to windows update screen, and click next.
    - Click on "Install from a list or specific location", click next.
    - Click "Don't search, I will choose driver to install", click next.
    - Make sure the "Show compatible hardware" check box is checked, then...
    - ... select the correct HAL for your system type (ACPI Multiprocessor PC) and follow the instruction from the wizard to complete the install.
    If none of the above works, then chances are the core is somehow disabled in bios.
    Last edited by Fraz; 31-01-2008 at 08:33 PM. Reason: Corrected instructions

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