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I have a 6 core (2CPU+4GPU) but task manager says Cores: 1

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    I have a 6 core (2CPU+4GPU) but task manager says Cores: 1


    I have a AMD A6 6 Core (2CPU 4GPU) but Task Manager says I only have 1 core. I opened Blacklight Retribution and it said that I don't meet the minimum requirements for dual-core but I have 2 CPU cores. CPU-Z says I have 2 cores. Thanks!

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    Forever West
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    Your post got my attention because I am considering building a new computer. I looked up the AMD A6 CPU and found there's a lot more to the model number such as A6-5400K with is a dual-core, a Search finds that there's also quite a few quad-core so having a complete model number is most important in finding an answer.
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=AMD+A6
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    For Task Manager, click on Performance thenright click on CPU thern Change Graph To and select Logical Processors.
    I have a quad core and in that mode each LP is shown so I see a total of 8.
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    The full title is AMD AMD A6-7400K Kaveri Dual-Core 3.5GHz Socket FM2+ AD740KYBJABOX Desktop Processor Radeon R5 series

    (Title from NewEgg)
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    I don't have a Change Graph To option. Where would I find this? There is a category for Logical Processors but no graph and it says 2.
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    I set it to that option, here is a screenshot. Click image for larger version
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    Dual Core for sure.
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    Yes I know I have a dual core, but it says I only have 1 core.
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    Maybe it's a single core but dual threaded (2 logical processors)? Unlikely though.

    Looked it up on the AMD web site and that is what it shows: The AMD A10-7700K and AMD A6-7400K CPU Mini-Review

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    Module = processor
    Thread = logical processor

    So it's a single core, dual threaded CPU.
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