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FX-8350 using only 6-3 cores

Question asked by gupotato on Dec 8, 2016
Latest reply on Dec 19, 2016 by gupotato

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?



Motherboard: GA-970A-DS3P

GPU: AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB

Ram: 2x Kingston HyperX FURY 4GB 1866Mhz DDR3

CPU: FX-8350

Power: Corsair CX-600W

OS: Windows 10 64-bits



CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Blizzard T2