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Hi all, I have a quick question.

I'm trying to get a program to run smoothly, specifically Kerbal Space Program. Their own forum suggested I set KSP to run using a single core. So my question is simply;

Is it safe on a quad core machine to run a program / game using a single core?

I ask because I'm twitchy when it comes to doing advance things to my pc and I'm worried that I might cause damage if I single out a core for use.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

Peace.
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No there should be no damage. The core that you set KSP to run on will just simply run hotter.

Eventually, yes, there will be damage to that single core. This will take forever though and you will probably have a better computer by then or even a different CPU.

If you are worried about it then just rotate affinity of KSP. This will level out the wear on the cores.
     
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For gaming definatley use 2+ cores, and for KSP, use 2+, but then OC so that speeds are better.
     
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