[SOLVED] Only 2 CPU cores out of 4 detected.

Feb 26, 2022
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Hi yall

Recently I got a used i5 4690k CPU, plugged it in the motherboard and it works. The issue is that both BIOS and Windows do not recognize all 4 cores, but only 2 instead. Once again, the CPU works but I cannot get all 4 cores. In this link it says that the i5 4690k is not supported, but I believe it's an outdated article as there is no reason to not support an 1150 CPU. https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H81M-DG4/index.asp#CPU

I used more than 4 softwares all of them display only 2 cores available. Any idea what could be causing this issue?

Thanks in advance
 

geofelt

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The i5-4690K is a 88w chip.
The highest supported chip on the motherboard support list is 84w.
https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H81M-DG4/index.asp#CPU

But, since you are working, the bios initialization may have gotten confused.
Go through the process to verify that all 4 cores are to be used.
Here is relevant info:
 

punkncat

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Specific model of motherboard?


When you did this 'swap' what did you swap from?

Did you happen to install the new chipset drivers or more specifically a clean install?

Aside from the possibility that you have an incompatible CPU/mobo combo it is highly likely that if you did the swap without also doing a clean install that the motherboard (drivers) are just assuming it's the same i3 you upgraded from (assumption based on core count).
 

geofelt

Titan
The i5-4690K is a 88w chip.
The highest supported chip on the motherboard support list is 84w.
https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H81M-DG4/index.asp#CPU

But, since you are working, the bios initialization may have gotten confused.
Go through the process to verify that all 4 cores are to be used.
Here is relevant info:
 

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