01-25-2009 11:59 AM
Hello, I have a HP Pavilion a6700f desktop PC it comes with quad cores. I bought it at OfficeDepot and the guy told me that the Cores are not on by default. so how do I turn them on, I looked in the bios and couldn't find anything.
02-06-2009 12:11 AM - edited 02-06-2009 12:44 AM
Uh ? Hmmm That's funny. Someone else had asked that same question before. Take it back to Office Depot and ask the idiot to turn them on/off for you. LOL
They're already on.
It uses them depending on stress and need. For example, if you're computer is idle and no programs open, it'll use maybe 1 or 2 cores. If you have several games/photo (or video) editing programs open, it'll maximize to 4 cores.
02-06-2009 01:08 AM - edited 02-06-2009 05:36 AM
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02-07-2009 12:06 AM
ok that particular office depot salesman did not know what he is talking about
all the cores are being used and why would the manufacture set the cores by
default not using all the cores
it would not benefit any one HP and why you think the manufacture made the
quad cores __ well there is a reason all the cores active some may become
more or less depeding what you are doing and the only way the cores
not all active would be the sleep mode or power management to conserve
when not in use
other than that all cores will work while you are using the computer
good points or advice..
Aslo if the questions or issues solved please check it
Thanks and you are welcome _____ Rick
02-07-2009 04:47 AM - edited 02-07-2009 04:48 AM
Hihi. Not trying to hijack this thread BUT regarding RoyalSerpent's reply and link above, I don't see a driver there for vista based systems. I see Linux, XP, and Server 2003 - but not Vista (as came with Brycges's a6700f). The reason I am bringing this up is because I was looking at the amd drivers page for the processor in my tx1217cl which has the amd TL-60 (AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology) and it's the same thing. http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResou
btw, I don't 'need' to update my processor driver, that I am aware of. Jes curious.. and probly going to get in trouble
04-22-2009 09:59 AM
04-22-2009 12:07 PM
That guy must only know sales and not much about the world of technology.
If you check Device Manager there's a category known as Processor(s) and you click on the plus sign to expand that ctaegory and shows four entries with the same name. There are your cores.
That means your Operating System recognizes all four cores and they can be used meaning it's great for running multiple programs/apps at the same time and gives you a boost in performance when running multi threaded optimized applications/games.
You don't need to worry enabling anything on the cpu. Leave it as is. It's enabled. All 4 cores are enabled.
04-22-2009 02:25 PM
well since we are on the topic of 4 cores anyway. i did not start this thread but i know in previous years i was faced with the same question myself. before i was "learned" , but anyway my question for anyone reading this thread still is it possible to over clock this cpu?