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Linux mint 13 "Mate"

 

I have an AMD 6 core CPU but in system monitor it only reports as 1 cpu. It is also heavily loaded at all times over 15 percent at a minimum, before it would show each core and on an idle system It would be odd to see a core jump over 5 percent. So it seems like the system is running on only one core. I have also tried a fresh install.

 

What are some steps I should take before I go to another distro to see if the problem persist and start wonder if my CPU/Sysboard has gone bad.

 

output from uname -a

Linux mint 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:39:51 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linu

 

output from cat /proc/cpuinfo

mint@mint ~ $ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 21
model  : 1
model name : AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor			
stepping : 2
microcode : 0x6000626
cpu MHz  : 3311.242
cache size : 2048 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 1
core id  : 0
cpu cores : 1
apicid  : 16
initial apicid : 0
fpu  : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 13
wp  : yes
flags  : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc up rep_good nopl nonstop_tsc extd_apicid aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq monitor ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt aes xsave avx lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs xop skinit wdt lwp fma4 nodeid_msr topoext perfctr_core arat cpb npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save tsc_scale vmcb_clean flushbyasid decodeassists pausefilter pfthreshold
bogomips : 6622.48
TLB size : 1536 4K pages
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts ttp tm 100mhzsteps hwpstate cpb

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I had Linux Mint 13 mate running fine on my desktop, which is an i7-2600k. I did a search on your cpu and mint. Only thing I found was this so it seems it should work. But what it looks like this person is running LM13 in a virtualbox so that may make the situation a bit different. I did a search on supported hardware and it seems like it's not listed there. So it I would think the cpu isn't supported by Mint and I can't find anything else on the net on it. to do a full install first. Could you try running the following commands and post the output?

 

lsmod | grep cpu

to see if the cpu modules are loaded

lscpu

to see how many cores it actually sees under cpu(s)

grep -i --color "model name" /proc/cpuinfo

to see the cores it sees running

 

 

Instead of installing a whole new distro you also try running it from live cd's also to see how it runs. But lets just see what the results of this is first?

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I will run those commands when I get home. It's odd that it was working. I just cantimagine that all of a sudden 5 cores went bad on my CPU but it still funtions. Like I said I'll try another OS and see how many cores it recognizes.

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SOOOO

 

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 to test the system on a live CD and FELL IN LOVE. Ill never know why Mint only recognized one core becuas I just simply installed Ubuntu. I know it's just a RC but it is sexy, elegant and fast! It didnt freak out with my new Nvidia video card either.

 

 

 

Now to configure conky all over again.

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