Desktops forum

General discussion

CPU help

hello, i just built a new system with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 cpu. however under my computer it says AMD hammer family processor - model unknow. Could someone please tell me how i make it so the computer recognizes the processor for what it is?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: CPU help
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: CPU help
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Did you dl the Bios update?

In reply to: CPU help

Or does your mobo even support X2s???

Collapse -

In reply to: Did you dl the Bios update?

no i haven't tried updating the bios and it's an nvidia nforce 4 ultra mobo...

Collapse -
Did you ask Windows?

In reply to: CPU help

Microsoft's CPU detection can be 'poor'. Look up CPUID on and see what it tells you.


Collapse -

In reply to: Did you ask Windows?

well the cpuid says the same thing...does that mean it's my mobo? i've tried playing bf2 and it worked fine. since it's not detecting it right, could mean that im getting less preformance?

Collapse -
Let's check these 2 items.

In reply to: cpuid

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


This one tip will help you sleep better tonight

A few seconds are all you need to get a better night's rest.