Hello, as i know usually i3 3th gen has 2 cores and 4 threads but my cpu has 1 cores and 2 threads. can u please tell me why and if there is option to fix this problem if its. thank you
There are three possibilities:
- The BIOS is configured to only expose one Core. Where and how this is exposed is board-specific and you need to talk to your board manufacturer if you cannot find where this is configured.
- Windows is configured to only use one Core. See this article for information on how to configure this: How to Set the Number of Cores in Windows.
- Your second Core is broken and not working. Sadly, this can happen; I have seen it before.
Hope this helps,
How would one know which cores are broken on a multi-core processor? For example, let's say we have a processor with 8 cores where cores #2 and #5 are broken, what tool can be used to show this? I imagine the boot-time POST test itself determines which cores work properly and if any core fails the test, it would show some message (which I guess maybe accessible later by the OS).