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Crosshair V Formula with 8350 cpu

ronzer
Level 7
Crosshair V Formula with 8350 cpu and when I play games core 2,4,6,8, are not doing anything,
In games its only using about 30 to 40 percent on the other cores. I have it over clocked to 4.6.
Does this sound right or is there something I need to turn on.
Thanks for any help
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haihane
Level 13
what do you mean core 2,4,6,8 aren't doing anything?
how do you tell?
no siggy, saw stuff that made me sad.

haihane wrote:
what do you mean core 2,4,6,8 aren't doing anything?
how do you tell?

You can see it in MSI Afterburner.

haihane
Level 13
i'm sorry, can't help. i don't use that software.

hang around, maybe someone else will know.
no siggy, saw stuff that made me sad.

TheNerdBench
Level 10
I have noted that from time to to time that not all of my CPU cores are being utilized which seems odd at time but for a game; I would expect all the cores to show some sign of activity.

Here are a couple of things to check:

1) Also there is a chance that your software isn't reporting the core usage correctly? There is a gadget out there that does monitor the core activity (sorry, don't remember the name).

2) Have you checked the BIOS under the Advanced page to see if CPU Core Activation is set to Auto? It may be worth a look in the BIOS to see if you can manually "force" the cores on if the Auto function isn't working.

3)Another thought...you mentioned Overclocking? It may be that the added clock frequency may be too high for all of the cores to support (taking a guess here; I'm not a OCer and you may want HiVizMan or some of the other expert OCers to chime in) as you may want to lower the clock frequency back to the default.

Keep us posted

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Dr__Zchivago
Level 12
I don't know if this is the case; but, I remember a few years ago when multi-core CPUs were becoming more widespread software wasn't designed to utilize more than a certain number of cores.

Just a thought, I'm not a software engineer.

Thanks for all the post.
I dont think it has anything to do with over clocking because in prime 95 it shows all cores working fine. It might just be the game I am playing.

chrsplmr
Level 18
Games simply do not require multi/mega core cpu's .. they thirst for GPU and memory/ssd. .c.

chrsplmr wrote:
Games simply do not require multi/mega core cpu's .. they thirst for GPU and memory/ssd. .c.

Thanks I guess I wont worry about it then.

HiVizMan
Level 40
Correct, only certain games are optimised for more than a few cores in any case.
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