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Old 01-21-2006, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2 Processors? I only have one!

My computer has been acting real slow, like 10-30 FPS on games I used to get steady 60 on. All this happened after I reformatted. I checked the device manager, because it claims to have recovered from a serious error involving hardware drivers. It claims that I have a multi-processor PC, and I have 2 Intel Pentium 4 CPUs onboard (3.00 GHZ), and I know for sure this is not true. Could this be the cause for slow games? If so, how do I fix it? Also, my games won't run now, because they claim that I don't have a compatible sound card. I'm not even sure where to get all the drivers I need, if thats the problem.

Intel Pentium 4 CPU (3.00 GHZ)
Geforce 6600 GT
1024 MB of ram
Asus P4S800 Mobo


EDIT: The bios also claims that the CPU is running at 75 degrees celsius, and is in red sometimes when I boot up.

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Old 01-21-2006, 12:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Turn off hyper threading you say?
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Old 01-21-2006, 12:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No. He's saying the reason why it says you have 2 cores is because of hyperthreading. Its actually one physical core, but 2 logical cores, so the computer reads it as 2.
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Old 01-21-2006, 02:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Would turning it off help my CPU temperatures? Also, I still don't get why I'm getting 10 FPS on SWAT 4, when the requirements are like 3 times lower than my computer. Lowering and raising the graphics have no effect on how fast it's running.
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Old 01-21-2006, 05:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Turning off hyper threading, doesn't slow it down or make it faster. Any ideas anyone?
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Old 01-21-2006, 05:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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you should leave hyperthreading on. try updating drivers?
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Old 01-22-2006, 12:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
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If you reformatted, you not only erased the content of the disk... you also erased the drivers for your motherboard.

Go to your mobo's manufcturer's site, and download ALL the drivers for your mobo, then install them.

Also, go through a list of your computer's components and make sure you have the proper drivers for them as well.

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Old 01-22-2006, 10:23 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Sounds like it might be overheating if its at 75 degrees idle. Even max my 3.2ghz p4 only hits 50 degrees. Make sure the heatsink is on right.

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