I just got a new PC a few months ago, I was using a FX-6300 but upgraded to a FX-8350 recently.
I was wondering why the performance was the same, with almost no difference compared to the FX-6300.
So I decided to check the performance on Task manager and CPU-Z.
On CPU-Z it says that I'm using 6 cores, and on task manager 3 cores.
My motherboard is a GA-970A-DS3P, and it says it's compatible with FX-8350 with the release BIOS version.
Is this normal? Or maybe windows couldn't recognize the new processor?
GPU: AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB
Ram: 2x Kingston HyperX FURY 4GB 1866Mhz DDR3
Power: Corsair CX-600W
OS: Windows 10 64-bits
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Blizzard T2
Solved! Go to Solution.
1.Win+r>msconfig>Boot>advanced>Numbers of processors>You don`t need to choose number of processors -just uncheck and reboot
2.Reset to defaults or uninstall any software like AMD Overdrive
3.Reset (or better update) Bios
1. The max setting possible is 6 cores;
2. Settings restored to default;
3. I was thinking about doing that, maybe because I was using a FX-6300 it didn't recognize the new CPU?. I have to take the battery out and wait for a few minutes, right? I'll do that later today, I'll reply when I do, thanks.
1.Leave that checkbox disabled (uncheck) Or you will be limited to 6 cores in any case.
3."I have to take the battery out and wait for a few minutes, right?" Yes. But better update your BIOS after this procedure. And 5 sec will be enough.
In most games, a 5~10 FPS boost
But in games that have high processor usage, like WoW, it changed a lot.
With my previous setup, using Low-Med settings, I used to get 40 FPS in most maps, 30~35 FPS on the major cities, now I get 60 FPS almost everywhere with the settings on High-Ultra.