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quad core acting like single core

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i have this QX9650 for a couple months now and have noticed it dosent like to multi task.it acts just like a single core cpu say when unzipping rar files it takes time to do anything else like even starting up firefox or notepad.

ive checked fro virus or malware and found noting and in msconfig all 4 cores are present.
any ideas?
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Some apps aren't multi-threaded, and as such dont take advantage of multiple cores. In fact, it seems that most consumer apps are designed for max 2 cores, and as such you'll only get 2 cores of performance.
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Taskmanager shows 4 cores?

Nevermind, saw the part about msconfig.
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Taskmanager shows 4 cores?

Nevermind, saw the part about msconfig.
yes it does.

i had an e8400 before this one and i think it performed much better all round.
    
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