wburton72 Apr 23, 2014 @ 5:18pm
Task manager not reading right cpu in windows 8?
Just installed a new cpu, fan & heatsink. Strange issue when I load windows 8 task manager. It reads my old cpu but in coretemp it reads my new cpu temp. Its probably no big deal, but its annoying.
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HBZK100 Apr 23, 2014 @ 7:11pm 
that is really wierd. Don't know how to help ya there.
Bad-Motha Apr 23, 2014 @ 7:19pm 
Doesn't make any sense, as it can only read/show what is in Device Manager.
Can u post screenshots? If u don't have a place to upload, use http://www.filedropper.com and then share the links in here.
Last edited by Bad-Motha; Apr 23, 2014 @ 7:19pm
SEIRECHS~$ Apr 23, 2014 @ 10:02pm 
How many cores does your new chip have? windows tends not to like a lot of power :)
Powl Apr 24, 2014 @ 3:34am 
Originally posted by ~$SEIRECHS/:
How many cores does your new chip have? windows tends not to like a lot of power :)
Where do you pull all this BS from? Windows doesn't have any problem with "a lot of power". It does however have problems with borked OS installations or faulty device drivers.
wburton72 Apr 24, 2014 @ 5:23pm 
Windows 8 runs fine but it does not recognize my current cpu in the task manager. I went from a Intel e6550 to a e8400.
rotNdude Apr 25, 2014 @ 7:30am 
What motherboard do you have and what BIOS version is it running? Boot into the BIOS and see what CPU is reported in the BIOS.
Bad-Motha Apr 25, 2014 @ 9:47am 
Yes check in...
> BIOS/UEFI
> Windows Device Manager
> Windows System Information

...if those are correct, I wouldn't worry about it.
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rotNdude Apr 26, 2014 @ 10:41am 
You really need to go into the BIOS and check.

That screenshot you posted tells me the CPU isn't being identified properly in the BIOS. The FSB should be 1333MHz (333MHz base frequency) and it is showing up as 1033MHz (258.6MHz base frequency). Divide by 4 on the FSB because Intels are quad pumped. Both the E8400 and E6550 use a FSB of 1333MHz and an Intel Speedstep multiplier of 6. The E8400 has a normal multiplier of 9 and the E6550 is 7. That gives the normal speeds of 3GHz and 2.33GHz.

The other difference is the E8400 is 45nm and the E6550 is a 65nm die.

I'm guessing that the BIOS for your motherboard needs to be updated, if it's available. Put the CPU under heavy load and see what frequency you get for the CPU.
wburton72 Apr 26, 2014 @ 5:11pm 
Its working now. For some reason the bios now warns me of fan failure because I'm missing a intake fan.

You fix a problem you get a problem @_@
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