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I have been looking at different things on the F2A55-M LK Plus board to see if I can find something that would cause it not to boot the extended screens correctly.  In task manager, resource manager, cpu it shows four cores.  Cores 0,1,2 are working but core 3 is listed as parked and not working.  What is a parked core?  Is there a way to upark a core.  Thanks. 

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This is a power saving feature. If the core is not being used, it parks to save power. If it's needed, it unparks itself.

I think you can disable that feature in the BIOS. I have never messed with it, though. You should be able to leave it parked. 

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5 minutes ago, Dave@Bytes said:

This is a power saving feature. If the core is not being used, it parks to save power. If it's needed, it unparks itself.

I think you can disable that feature in the BIOS. I have never messed with it, though. You should be able to leave it parked. 

Thanks Dave. Just didn't know what was going on.   So this means that all four cores are working.

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Again Thanks Dave.  I was watching a movie the other day and opened Task Manager, Resource Monitor and watched the activity.  CPU 0 and 2 were doing their thang.  CPU 1 and 3 were parked.  But as I watched, ever now and then, CPU 1 would work of a while and then park.  CPU 3 never did any thing.  Thanks for the info, I definitely learned and important lesson about computers.  

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Yeah, that's pretty cool how that works. You can probably run stress test software or a benchmark utility to see them all working together. 

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8 hours ago, Dave@Bytes said:

Yeah, that's pretty cool how that works. You can probably run stress test software or a benchmark utility to see them all working together. 

May do that sometime when I am bored and want something to do.

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