7 Replies Latest reply on May 15, 2010 12:25 AM by vasdev

    New i7 930

    rodgejsy

      HI,

       

      Need some advice, system specs;

       

      i7 930

      Seasonic x900 ss900 hp 900 w power unit

      Asus P6T SE

      6 GB corsiar XMS 3

      2 x hd5870 sapphire graphics cards

       

      I can't understand why cpu-z shows my system with 2 cores and 4 threads, when in all the reviews it shows as 4 cores and 8 threads. The latter is what i would expect.

       

      I also wondered if it might be the power unit, but it is capable of over 1000w.

       

      Also, I ran the Intel processor ID utilty and the report/expected came up as 4 cores.

       

      Any help / suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

       

      Adam

      Jersey, UK

        • 1. Re: New i7 930
          Cpt.Dogfruit

          How many cores do you see in teh task manager, and how many processors in device manager?

          • 2. Re: New i7 930
            rodgejsy

            Hi,

             

            Firstly, thanks for the reply.

             

            It's all a bit strange - It shows 4 cores in task manager with the 'Intel' checker (From their website) showing that everthing is OK. I tried Intel live chat, and all the lady could say was that the motherboard was broken. I've heard nothing back from Asus at all.

             

            The bios was only showing an option of two cores, even after flashing to the latest version - Reading around the various websites everybody was saying that there should be an option showing up to 4.

             

            I half wondered if it was something to do with the fact I've moved away from an Asus p5t deluxe (SLI) set up to Asus P6T Crossfire, but I've been careful to remove all the Nvidea drivers.

             

            I can't remember what it said in device manager, but I think it was eight - I'm sure I checked that the driver installed correctly for each item.

             

            Anyway, I've sent the board and chip back for replacement, so I'll see what happens next.

             

            One question, other people have mentioned totally reinstalling windows 7, but I've been reluctant as I'm a flight simulator fanatic and reloading all the add ons would be a nightmare?

             

            Cheers

             

            Rodge

            UK

            • 3. Re: New i7 930
              PeterUK

              I half wondered if it was something to do with the fact I've moved away from an Asus p5t deluxe (SLI) set up to Asus P6T Crossfire, but I've been careful to remove all the Nvidea drivers.

               

              Well thats not a SLI setup the Asus p5t deluxe never got support by NVIDIA.

              One question, other people have mentioned totally reinstalling windows 7, but I've been reluctant as I'm a flight simulator fanatic and reloading all the add ons would be a nightmare?

               

              Yes you will have to reinstall your OS.

              • 4. Re: New i7 930
                Cpt.Dogfruit

                To be honest i am not actually sure you have or had a problem just because CPUz was reading incorrectly. If you had the correct amount in task manager and device manager then the OS is seeing everyhting ccorrectly

                anyways let us know what happens when you ghet the motherboard back.

                • 5. Re: New i7 930
                  PeterUK

                  But thats not the correct amount in task manager due to HT so you should see 8 cores in task manager.

                  • 6. Re: New i7 930
                    Cpt.Dogfruit

                    OOOPSS!!! i read that wrong!!!!im sure yest it said he had 8 in task manager...

                    • 7. Re: New i7 930
                      vasdev

                      Hi,

                       

                      I presume that your question has been replied and there is no problem any more. In this connection, you can use "Ashampoo Core Tuner", in my opinion it gives the good results.

                       

                      Enjoy......... Good Luck