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Quad core processor acting as dual-core?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by thegameplaysk, Sep 11, 2014.

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  1. thegameplaysk

    thegameplaysk Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    about 2 years ago I have upgraded my computer with a new motherboard, rams and a processor and since we moved in between I cannot find the boxes or bills from that time.

    The problem:
    I am 90 percent sure, that at the time I wanted a quad core processor and my computer properties say that I have Intel Core i5-3450.
    I googled around and all retailers as well as Intel list this processor as quad, but I whenever I use aplications where cores are displayed (i.e. playclaw or some kind of benchmarking), it only ever shows core 0 and core 1.
    When I go to task manager > processes > and go to select affinity on a random process, once again only 2 cores are aviable to choose from.

    Any ideas what might be causing this? Because if I am not mistaken I have had my computer on a leash for 2 years...
     
  2. SM4SH

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    in windows 7 press the start key > type msconfig > click the boot tab > advanced options


    in the top left there is a box that says number of processors. if it is checked you can uncheck it, or change the drop down box below it to 4.
     
  3. thegameplaysk

    thegameplaysk Thread Starter

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    That did it! Thanks A LOT!
    Any rep system I can use to give you points or something like that?
     
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