E8200 - 2 cores?

vbimport

#1

Hi ppl! I’ve yet another question

I’ve aquired the following setup:

MSI P35 Neo Combo
E8200 @ 3 ghz
GT8800 Zotac
Corsair 2 gb

Its the first time I’ve been around with a dual core cpu, so I’m a little newbish… :o

But the Dual core funktion: how to enable it?

I mean, In cinebench 10 - I cannot press “rendering x cpu” , only the
single cpu button. And in 3dmark 06 I get a pretty low CPU score.
Around 1555 points. Its a little weird…

I’ve taken some ss: http://myupload.dk/handleupload/ba […] 1208834338

Is it my mb which doesnt support it or? is it just a matter of setting
issues? jeez… hope you can give me an answer… thank you!


#2

oh, and I took a ss of the task manager: does it look right?

http://www.myupload.dk/showfile/4336274d45.JPG/ ?


#3

Open up Windows Task Manager and then click on Performance tab then click on View then go to CPU History and make sure One Graph Per CPU is checked.


#4

HyperThreading was simulating two CPU’s on the old (single core) Pentium 4. It is not used in Core2Duo, so don’t let that confuse you.


#5

Your cpu does not have hyperthreading, that software is simply out of date or incorrect. haveing a dual core cpus is different than having a single cpu that and ‘act’ as having a second core.

Intel will release in the future, cpus with multi cores and hyperthreading, but they won’t be cheap.


#6

okey thx!! nice to have the basic principles behind HT and Dual cores… :slight_smile:

I’ve updated to the lates bios: 1.6

But my task manager and even Cpu Z shows only one CPU… strange!

http://www.myupload.dk/showfile/43373b7549.JPG/

Could it have something to do with my winxp ?

maybe my version doesnt support dual cores or something similiar?

Its updated with the latest drivers however(chipset etc.)


#7

IIRC Intel has a driver that enables the multi core function. Should be on your mobo disc or you can check the Intel site for the latest driver. I seem to remember the same issue with my P5W Deluxe board. I wouldn’t think the P35 would have the same issue but it is a 775 chipset? Might want to have a look.
EDIT: That update may actually be on Windows update now.


#8

[QUOTE=vikezz;2042547]Could it have something to do with my winxp ?

maybe my version doesnt support dual cores or something similiar?

Its updated with the latest drivers however(chipset etc.)[/QUOTE]

First off, does your Windows XP have at least Service Pack 2 installed? Or does it have Service Pack 1 or no service pack installed? (WinXP without SP2 or higher might not support newer motherboard chipsets properly.)

Second, if you already have SP2 or higher, did you initially install the OS with an older single-core CPU installed? Or did you have the new CPU in place before you installed the OS?


#9

If your OS is up to date, I would try resetting the MB BIOS.

But thats definitly weird that cpuz only lists one core.


#10

Guys, thank you so much for your help once again! The problem is now solved !

What I did:
updated BIOS to 1.6
A clean format of C:
New install with a newer version of WinXP.

And guess what!
http://myupload.dk/handleupload/e6 […] 1208878192

Will try 3dmark 06 and cinebench in a minute!