AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core help

  tigernick 17:02 29 Apr 06

I Have recently setup a new system with an AMD Athlon 64 bit Dual-Core processor on the Asus A8N-SLI motherboard, and I am running XP sp2. My system works fine apart from I cannot see both cores of the processor. Also, in device manager the'processor' list does not appear anywhere.

Using one of the AMD downloadable tools it is possible to see the activity of both cores, however this only shows the first (0)core. I also understand it is possible to select which processes to run on which core in task manager, I do not get the option to do this.

If anyone has an AMD dual core and knows a cure id be interested to hear, or if anyone knows what my problem may be.


  ICF 17:17 29 Apr 06

Do you have the latest bios installed?

  ICF 17:20 29 Apr 06

What speed is the CPU?

  tigernick 17:21 29 Apr 06

Yes i downloaded and succesfully installed the latest bios this afternoon. The model is the 3800, which is 2 ghz per core.

Any ideas guys?

  ICF 17:25 29 Apr 06

What vesion number is the bios?

  tigernick 17:27 29 Apr 06

Bios revision 1016.

  ICF 17:33 29 Apr 06

Is that a beta version it seems to only go upto 1014 click here

  tigernick 17:40 29 Apr 06

No I dont think so, have a look at the following link, it doesnt seem to mention beta version.

click here.

Apologies if I dont reply for a while, gotta go out. Thanks for help though, id be interested to here any ideas or thoughts.

  martytoon 17:41 29 Apr 06

Have you tried the AMD support forums - there's quite a few posts on dual cores not being recognised.

  ICF 17:48 29 Apr 06

Sorry but I can't find a 1016 version bios for the A8NSLI motherboard on that link.

  tigernick 08:00 08 May 06

I've sorted it now, the problem was i hadnt set a value in the bios to recognise both of the cores. Re-installed windows and now works fine.

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