Solved amd phenom II, only one core

Amd Phenom ii x6 1100t 3.30 ghz processo...
November 29, 2011 at 19:37:24
Specs: Windows 7 64bit, Phenom II 3.3GHz / 4 gigs
Motherboard: Gigabyte MA770-UD3P
OS: 64 bit Windows 7, Professional edition
650W power supply

I recently purchased a Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition processor and installed it today. I booted up my computer and found out, through task manager, that I apparently have only one core active. I've spent the rest of my day since then on the internet trying to figure out what the issue might be. I downloaded a program called HWiNFO64 v9.90 and it says that I have six cores but the drop down menu only gives me CPU#0 and says "Logical: 1".

I've tried shutting off "cool and quiet" and the temperature, according to BIOS is 36 degrees, so I don't think overheating is the issue but I could be wrong. If anyone has an idea how to fix this, I'd be really grateful. I'll provide more information if it's needed.


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November 30, 2011 at 12:07:48
The latest BIOS for PCB version 1.0 is F12, and i found this bios thru gigabyte website(click downloads then download type BIOS). Download it and follow instruction.

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#1
November 30, 2011 at 05:09:30
It would help to know what you upgraded from? Just because you have 6 cores doesn't mean your system is going use all of them or run any faster. You need to be multi-tasking or running programs that take advantage of the multi-cores. Why would your system need to use all 6 cores at idle, or when surfing the internet, or writing a word doc?

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#2
November 30, 2011 at 07:23:51
Board GA-MA770T-UD3P
We need PCB version number.

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#3
November 30, 2011 at 07:34:13
I upgraded from a 2.8GHz phenom II dual core that a friend gave me (I asked him for the rest of the specs on it and I'm still waiting to hear back since he's in class). it's not that I'm looking for more speed from it, the issue I'm having is that it's slowed down dramatically and the single core it's running is going at 100% almost constantly.
I looked at it in HWinfo and it said it was running at 200Mb which lined up with something I saw about Turbo core, I think it was called, but would it still disable the other 5 cores if it was the remaining one was at 100% capacity?
If you meant my operating system though, it was the same as now but 32bit. I did a fresh install with 64bit once I put in the new processor.

Where would I find the version number on it? The board itself or the box?


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#4
November 30, 2011 at 07:40:31
The box or the board manual.

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#5
November 30, 2011 at 08:34:29
I don't know too much about motherboards (and AMD products, obviously) so I'll just post what the label reads:

GA-MA770T-UD3P
AMD770/SB710rev1.0
AM3/PCI-E2.0x16/PCI-Ex1/ATX
4 DDR3 Dual-CH/8-CH HD Audio
GbE LAN/6 SATA 3Gb/s/1394

From the looks of things, most of that probably deals with the RAM, on-board audio, and PCI ports but I'd rather post it than miss what you mean. Sorry about the mess.


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#6
November 30, 2011 at 09:26:34
For Phenom II X6 1100T to work correct u need F10 BIOS, do u have it installed? Enter BIOS and look for BIOS version near BIOS manufacture name.

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#7
November 30, 2011 at 10:21:35
I'm not sure what version I have.. It doesn't really say version anywhere but at the top it says "CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1984-2000 Award Software"

I took a picture with my phone in case I'm missing something though: http://tinypic.com/r/53nyag/5

I'm fairly certain that this isn't F10 though since I haven't actually updated BIOS.. Do I just search for the file and download an installer like I would for most other things?


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#8
November 30, 2011 at 11:54:51
I checked with msinfo32 and it says I have version F2. I'm looking for F10 on Gigabyte's website but I'm didn't find any results for rev 1.0. The closest is rev1.1 but would the update for that work on the older board?

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November 30, 2011 at 12:07:48
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The latest BIOS for PCB version 1.0 is F12, and i found this bios thru gigabyte website(click downloads then download type BIOS). Download it and follow instruction.

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#10
November 30, 2011 at 15:49:14
Thank you, I downloaded the file and updated it and all of my cores are recognized now. I'm sorry if I or my ignorance in this got annoying

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November 30, 2011 at 18:44:07
You are welcome.

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