2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 20, 2012 5:26 PM by EagleSkinner

    Memory and Cores - I7 3930K Sandybridge


      I have just taken delivery of my first shopbuilt PC for over 17 years (I normally put my own together)  and I have discovered a couple of oddities that I could use some help with:


      First - Bios says I have 32GB onboard, Windows says the same BUT I only have 16 GB available. How do I convince my PC to use all 32 GB?


      Second - using Task Manager, I expect to see six cores (after all - that is what is advertised). The strange thing is I see twelve CPUs - is this right? Oh - every other "CPU" on the liist is marked as "parked" - what does this mean?


      Thanks for all help.