Removing AMD Phenom II X2 Unleashing Bricks Windows 8
Some of you may remember that problem I had with electrical buzzing causing stalls on my PC. I haven't bought a new GPU yet because I wanted to try something else first, namely removing the Core Unleashing on my AMD processor and drop it back from 3 cores down to 2. I was reluctant to try this as it would stop BF3 from working properly but the buzzing is becoming more then a small annoyance now!
Unfortunately Windows 8 was installed whilst core unleashing was active. Because I use cores 0,1 and 3 it is reported as a Phenom X4, but dropping back down to two cores makes it a Phenom X2. Windows 8 doesn't like this and refuses to boot past the Win 8 splash page until I enable Core Unleashing again! It won't even let me into Safe Mode!
Anyone have any ideas as I am stumped, even Google has too many red herrings in the search results to net me a useful answer. I got the idea to test it today after monitoring my CPU usage showed a massive dip and flatline in CPU usage when the buzzing happens.