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post #1 of 10
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I try and try to get my QX6700 to 100% but I cant...

Games use 25% cuz its 4 cores.

Prime95 only uses about 45% (it usees all cores evenly but not completely)


Is this processor just to fast or something?
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post #2 of 10
run 4prime95s each a different test set the affilinty of th cpu too
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post #3 of 10
Well I know most games don't take advantage of quad-core CPUs let alone dual-core CPUs (Pentium D, AMD X2, Core 2 Duo).

You have to do 4 instances of Prime95, each instance set to an individual core (CPU0, CPU1, CPU2, CPU3) using the "Affinity..." option in Windows XP Task manager, to have your QX6700 running at 100%.
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post #4 of 10
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run 4prime95s each a different test set the affilinty of th cpu too
Thank you that worked. Rep + for both of you.
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post #5 of 10
I cant wait till I have a full-time job after college and can drop a couple grand on new parts every year. =D been packin' a few hundred bucks away each month during my internship for the ole' R600 and C2D.

Good luck with your QX6700 man, prime that thing into the stone age.
    
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post #6 of 10
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This is wierd it started at 56C on 100% load and then worked its way down to 48C on load.

My room is 85F now too. (ITS HOT!)

Why would my temp go down after loading for awhile.. it should go up. Wierd...

Normally it idles at about 34C, but today it was idling at 40C cause my room was so hot.
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post #7 of 10
Makes me glad i have single core still lol, until apps/games start utilising Dual Core and even Quad Core i'm happy with my sig and won't upgrade for sometime yet.
 
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post #8 of 10
Get Orthos and you can just run one program lol. It's way easier.

Go to the site for sp2004 and it's there somewhere...orthos beta. I use it...works great for multicore.
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
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run 4prime95s each a different test set the affilinty of th cpu too

What exactly does 4prime95s do? How is it different than assigning CPU's in the Processor Affinity tab in Task Manager?

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Quote:
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What exactly does 4prime95s do? How is it different than assigning CPU's in the Processor Affinity tab in Task Manager?

SAFX
I have tried it the way you just described and it didn't work, setting the affinity in the actual program does work though.
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