How to know if your mobo runs dual proc.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Agurri, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. Agurri

    Agurri I am what I am

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    I've been running a Dual P3 800 mhz with a SuperMicro 370DLE with 768 megs (just added 512) for a while now. It runs Win2k without any problems, but when I open the task manager, under the performance tab, I only see 1 processor, but my brother told me I should be seeing 2. I found very strange only 1 processor would be running and 1 processor would saty there not working without crashing the computer... Any tip I could use to see if both processors are working properly ?

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  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    open the case and make sure there are 2 chips. THen reboot and check the bios shows 2 processors.
     
  3. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    I couldn't have said it any better than that Lord.

    Nice. ;)
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Oh I dunno Master. I think you would have said Then instead of THen and that by itself would have been better :smoker:

    Naturally I kid :cool:
     
  5. Agurri

    Agurri I am what I am

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    where exactly in the bios are located the processors ?
     
  6. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    I also believe you have to let windows know if it hasnt automatically detected the second chip.

    Go the Device Manager -> Computer - > ACPI xxxxxxx PC

    If it says Multiprocessor then you are set, but if it says uniprocessor then you need to change this to Multiprocessor.

    To do that in case you dont know, just right click on the name and go to "update driver". From here choose "Install from a list or specific location" then choose "Dont search, I will choose... etc etc" then select the Multiprocessor driver and hit ok.

    That should do it for ya.
     
  7. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    But make sure you have 2 CPUs by physically checking as changin this could mess something up. Also, in Device Manager you cannot go by lookin under "Processors" as HyperThreading will make it show two (altho you CPU may not support HyperThreading, just making a general comment).
     
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  8. wind3D

    wind3D OSNN Addict

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    hyperthreading is a p4 feature
     
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  9. Agurri

    Agurri I am what I am

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    Hum, I can't seem to find the Device Manager... where is it ? Remember, I use Win2k.
     
  10. omg its nlm

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    Control Panel > System > Hardware Tab > Device Manager Button
     
  11. Agurri

    Agurri I am what I am

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    Sweet, multiprocessor driver wasnt enabled. That's sweet now :)

    Thanks alot guys