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How do i disable multiple cores in bios mode on a HP computer?

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  1. Deville Rule

    Deville Rule Thread Starter

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    Ive posted a problem im having with a game (broken sword 4) and ive recieved a email from the makers who have told me that the way to fix the problem i was having is to disable the multiple cores. however i have entered bios/set-up mode and cannot find a option to do so. would it be worded another way? help please!
     
  2. RogueSpear00

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    Wow. That defeats the purpose of dual-core, and eliminates the advantages of having dual-core, especially if they want it done on the BIOS level (versus software "spoofing").
     
  3. Deville Rule

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    they say to turn multiple cores back on after play. just a very strange glitch. i cannot find a option to do so!!!
     
  4. Deville Rule

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    ive tried HP.com but there no help!
     
  5. crjdriver

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    I do not know if you can turn off 1 core. You can turn off hyper-threading however I do not know about the core itself [I would think not]

    To get the game to use just one core however is pretty easy. Start the game and then go to task manager. Find the game's exe file under process and right click. Choose set affinity and select just one core. Done.
     
  6. Deville Rule

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    ive done the affinity thing but it didnt work, i told the guy from THQ about this and he said the only way to get it to work is to disable multiple cores. i have no idea what that means. does that mean using one cpu?
     
  7. crjdriver

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    You only have one cpu in the system. Your cpu has two cores that share a common die. AFAIK, you cannot disable a core. Hyper-threading yes; actually turning off a core, no.

    If you set the affinity to use only one core and it did not fix the problem, I really really doubt that the problem is caused by dual cores.

    Have you set the game to run in compatibility mode?

    Even if you could turn off a core, it would result in problems since windows is now running on a multi HAL [hardware abstraction layer] Changing to a single core without changing the HAL would most likely lead to problems.
     
  8. farstrider2001

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    my vista pc's dont have an option to turn off HT eventhough AMD says that the cpu's im using have HT
     
  9. Gulo Luseus

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    In my bios, there is an option to turn off a core ( run on 1, 2, 3, or 4) but I would assume that as this is an HP, the BIOS options would be limited so that this and other settings are not user accesible.
     
  10. Deville Rule

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    yes in bios there are some things written in gray which i cannot access, i think that this is one of them.
     
  11. farstrider2001

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    in hp nbooks the option doesn't appear @ all
     
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