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how do I install dual core

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Cpu_Bible, 14 Aug 2006.

  1. Cpu_Bible


    Joined: 26 Jun 2006

    Posts: 31


    just a noob question

    got a x2 4800 cpu

    steps I should do

    update the bios

    reinstall XP

    do I need any drivers for the cpu? is there anything else I should do
  2. Stelly


    Joined: 5 Oct 2005

    Posts: 11,045

    Location: Liverpool

    open up device manager - expand computer - it should say ACPI singleprocessor PC right click and click properties - click the Driver tab - click update - change it to a ACPI multiprocessor PC

  3. Big.Wayne


    Joined: 11 Sep 2003

    Posts: 14,695

    Location: London

    I just took out old mono-core CPU and inserted dual-core cpu and turned the PC on, when it got into windows a little plug-n-play bubble appeared near the system tray and said *installing multi-processor* or something like that?

    a no-brainer!
  4. Phemo


    Joined: 6 May 2004

    Posts: 5,573

    Location: Portsmouth

    You don't need to do anything. Just put the new CPU in and boot up. XP will update the kernel type itself and prompt for a reboot and after you reboot you'll have two usage graphs appear in task manager.

    Did exactly the same thing in the past when moving from a 3700+ to an X2 4400+. No Windows reinstall or device manager changes are required.

    You can install the AMD dual core CPU optimiser which you'll find on their site but I haven't needed to do this so only do so if you have any problems. There is also a CPU driver on AMD's site but again, I didn't find this did anything other than allow Cool n' Quiet so only install if you find you have any issues.
    Last edited: 14 Aug 2006
  5. Cpu_Bible


    Joined: 26 Jun 2006

    Posts: 31

    you guys are awesome thanks