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Changing the number of processors on an Intel i3

Q: Changing the number of processors on an Intel i3

Hi Everyone I just finished reading a post on processors and it showed me how to check to see how many processors I have running Start gt run gt msconfig gt Boot tab gt Advance options gt In the upper left corner it shows I have one selected I can click on the Number of processors box open the drop down menu and select Intel an on i3 of the processors number Changing up to four My processor stats gigahertz Intel Core i DX kilobyte Changing the number of processors on an Intel i3 primary memory cache -bit ready Multi-core total Hyper-threaded total Other stats are listed in my System Specs Some benchmarks I can share are Cold start Changing the number of processors on an Intel i3 to desktop ready minute secs Warm restart to desktop ready minute secs Shutdown secs American Megatrends Bios - - CPU temp C - F System temp C F CPU fan speed rpm No system fan Smart fan enabled CPU Voltages CPU Core V V V V V Fluctuates from to V VSB V VBAT V Not absolutely sure but I think the values are the settings and the figure to the right is the reading This is Changing the number of processors on an Intel i3 our first multi-core processor and being new at this I would rather ask questions first My DW always asks me if I have read the instructions first For now I am not looking to Overclock though that may come later but I paid for multi-core and I would like to use it My questions are What is the best way to experiment with this setting go up one at a time and observe the reaction Watch the temps right Since I only have two am I committed to setting the advance tab number to two or will the hyper-threading allow four Can my experimenting cause any damage The most obvious tip-off that something is wrong would be that the machine won't boot can you foresee any others If that would happen how would I get the machine to boot Can you suggest any in-depth links on processors and how they operate Can you think of anything I may have overlooked Until I return I will be doing a google search on the title of my post Among other things Thank You for reading and any help you may have to offer Anak

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A: Changing the number of processors on an Intel i3

That is the setting for the number of processors used during boot, as in when you see the fancy windows animation. Once the computer is up and running you have four (technically two with hyper threading) running. Usually only one is used during boot-up. Only difference you'd see is a faster boot time.
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Your motherboard is not compatible with ddr3 memory.? Did you check your motherboards specs before purchasing the memory and CPU? Post the make and model of your motherboard. This way someone help you out.
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t3chn0vamp said:

So I wanted to know will my system support it.I know the mobo im going to buy will support it.Click to expand...

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Schmutz said:

Is it possible to use the motherboards DVI/HDMI port and also utilise the GPUs or will they always be disabled in this case?Click to expand...

Why would you want to do this anyway? Do your GPUs not have the DVI/HDMI connections you want?
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###I have attached the photo of my wireless card and the error message screenshot.

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problem solved

my vendor tipped me about the pin to cover with tape. its pin 20.
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