The whole thing is wrong, lol. I called Gigabyte Tech Support and you know what they said?
In earlier posts, I posted that the 2nd core wasn't being detected. Ok, no big deal. Let me try to update the BIOS which is the most logical thing to do. Before that happened (right after I installed the Athlon X2) all kinds of nasty crap happened. I got it running in XP now so it's super good, but again, no 2nd core is active.
Now I call tech support and they said I would need a new ROM chip which leads to a new motherboard. I even went through all the stuff they told me. On the phone for more than 30 minutes. I tried ALL the different BIOS revisions to no success. I even used three different utilities and BIOS utility directly built in. Nothing. I even changed all settings to default. Still, no go. I even did a clean reinstall just in case, but nothing happens.
So Gigabyte apologized about the inconvience and said I need a new board. Because it had limited warranty on it, I wasn't able to get a replacement. It's over three years old anyways so I highly doubt I can get a replacement for that. It's been discontinued.
So basically, I'm running an Athlon64 X2 90nm Toledo (single core, lol). I guess it's still better than my older Athlon64 130nm Newcastle CPU, haha.
It does run lower on power overall. I checked the temp this morning and it was running fine at 39-40 degrees of doing nothing all night. Technically, the temp specs are well within CPU heat tolerance so I'm not worried about it getting too hot. Even if it ran in the high 50's and mid 60's it's fine--although you don't want to push it. Luckily, I only paid $50 for this POS CPU that's suppose to run dual core, but single core instead.
I'm not going to buy a new motherboard, lol. Then I might as well just re-buy everything else. That defeats the whole purpose of getting the CPU and RAM in the first place for my old motherboard. I'm going to OC it to get my money's worth