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Should Core #1 be working harder the Core #0?

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I just moved up to a quad core and I was playing some Starcraft 2 and I was monitoring my temps and what not on my second screen when I noticed that the second core was doing a major chunk of the work, and it was also the coolest core confused.gif Is it just me or is this strange?

Specs: Q9550 on Asus Rampage Formula X48 with 4gigs of Corsiar 1066 ram.

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Just because it's a quad core doesn't mean you have to be using all cores at all times. This is actually beneficial, not a bad thing at all.

No need to worry smile.gif
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Just for kicks (and just doing some recruitment here) throw the cpu folding plan on that quad and see if the core usage evens out. I bet it will, then you can join the OCN folding club. Remember you have to finish all work started.
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I know that all of the cores don't get used all the same time but I thought I had always seen the first core doing all of the heavy lifting. That's how it was with my C2D

I have folded and run stress testing and all of the jazz. All the cores do load 100% when fully stressed. I would love to continue folding but I can't afford to, Power bill isn't a flat rate. But as soon as I don't pay for my bill I will be folding.
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