Originally Posted by lordbob75
Thank You Lord,
Foxconn considers the MB a 3rd party item and have no plans for support. I'll never buy retail again. Thanks, John NEW INFO
I have run a multitude of programs that indicate problems. The attached image displays results from:
1) SpeedFan (Core 3 at -128C
2) WinRAR bechmark score(Ludicrous!!! 80??)
3) Vista sidebar Gadget Multi-Meter Q
(Tiny meter in center of pic Shows ONE core Max''d. I was Never able to see Any Activity by Any of the other cores)
4) CPUz which shows at bottom Selection is Greyed Out
at Processor 1, fine, I have only 1 BUT it also shows only ONE core.
5) Under SYSINFO/Processor shows: AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core Processor, 2300Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1 Logical processor
I also ran a prog to Change the Number of Processors (& Cores in Duo's & Quads) in Vista Boot Up. Using msconfig
I got to System/Config/Boot/Advanced
where I should be able to select the number of Processors or Cores, it is Grayed Out at One and I Can Not check the # of Processors.
However, Both Device Manager and BIOS see Quad-Core 9600.
Gateway tells me to re-install Vista.
I Believe I have a Bum Quad-Core.
Thank You, John
ps Customer Review of 9600 on NewEgg: Other Thoughts:
I think New Egg should take 64 Bit supported off of the spec screen, there are a lot of posts on other websites about this processor and 64 bit Vista not working. Something about the way the 3rd core doesn't sync when using Vista 64 bit os
. It's pretty technical but amounts to... Don't buy this processor if your using 64 bit Vista or want to use 64 bit Vista and if you want to use all 8 gb of ram you have to use 64 bit Vista.