Can Number of cores be identified in BIOS

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Can Number of cores be identified in BIOS

Postby ulhas » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:47 am

I am under procedure to buy a Quad Core AMD cpu.
As a general query

Is it possible to get the exact number of cores (not Hyper threading) on CPU just by reading the BIOS settings.

Does any motherboard has this feature ??
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Postby evasive » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:36 pm

AMD does not use hyperthreading in that line of CPUs. They start to use something similar in their newer lines of products:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5831/amd- ... a-new-hope
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Postby ulhas » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:10 am

Hello There

Thank you for the reply . my query is specifically for knowing about cores on AMD cpu.


Is it possible to know number of cores on the given cpu using just BIOS

We get all the info once inside OS but just reading the BIOS can i know about
single/dual/ quad etc. cores of the cpu.

let it be intel / amd cpu no matter what . Specifically does any MOBO/ bios company gives this feature " To know number of cores in BIOS"

thanks
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Postby evasive » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:26 am

Once the bios identifies what processor is mounted it will show how many cores it has. As far as I know most (if not, all) bioses do this.
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Postby Karlsweldt » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:43 am

Bring up the 'Task Manager' and click on the "performance" tab to note the number of true and virtual cores in operation for the CPU.
The only time you may note how many CPU cores there are otherwise, is from the first splash screen when starting up. There, the video type and memory is noted, along with other prominent system info.
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