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Is It Possible To Disable a Certain Core In Your CPU (Win7) RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a cpu with a defective L1 cache . I am presuming the L1 cache is for the 1st core of my quad core processor(AMD Phenom 9100e)

    My pc crashed from using that core so I was wondering if there is a way were i can use the 2nd,3rd,and 4th core,but NOT the first.Is there a way to disable it for Windows 7.

    Please and Thanks

    Friday, July 30, 2010 4:13 AM

Answers

  • Like I told you in the other topic, you should replace the CPU. running a faulty CPU is not recommend.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Friday, August 6, 2010 1:13 AM
    Saturday, July 31, 2010 9:38 PM

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  • Disable the Core in the BIOS.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Friday, July 30, 2010 10:57 AM
  • It was gray,I couldnt move to it,it was restricted.
    Friday, July 30, 2010 2:27 PM
  • Normally the configuration is done automatically. Change it to manual first, now you should configure the CPU configuration.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Friday, July 30, 2010 3:22 PM
  • How do I change to manual on Win 7
    Friday, July 30, 2010 10:01 PM
  • this can't be done from Windows.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Friday, July 30, 2010 10:06 PM
  • how do I do it than?
    Friday, July 30, 2010 10:11 PM
  • If you can't disable it through the BIOS, then you will likely need to
    replace the CPU.
     

    -- Mike Burr
    Friday, July 30, 2010 10:19 PM
  • change it in the BIOS. disable the automatic configuration of the CPU and disable the Core. if this is not possible, buy a new CPU or check if you still have warranty.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Friday, July 30, 2010 10:20 PM
  • Its my l1 cache because on another post I was having issues with my pc,and a member decoded the error,it was the l1 cache.And yes I ttried the msconfig technique but it doesnt let you disable a certain core.

     

    I m trying the way you told me with the task manager but were do i right click?> i cant find it.

    Saturday, July 31, 2010 4:35 PM
  • Like I told you in the other topic, you should replace the CPU. running a faulty CPU is not recommend.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Friday, August 6, 2010 1:13 AM
    Saturday, July 31, 2010 9:38 PM
  • It is better to contact the hardware manufacturer directly to check this kind of hardware malfunction issue.


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    Monday, August 2, 2010 6:31 AM
  • The L1 cache  stands for level 1 cache usually associated with a CPU core and holds data for the most recently used memory addresses.  It does not mean it is necessarily associated with core 1.  As stated above, if you are getting L1 cache errors you should replace the processor chip.

    MSconfig will allow you to specify the number of cores used in the boot process (but not which ones) under the boot tab/advanced options button.  I believe this only applies to the boot process, not activities afterwords.

    Jerry

    Monday, August 2, 2010 8:24 PM