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CPU usage when combining SMP & GPU folding Win7

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More n00bishness from me:

Since I nuked my dual boot HD (whoops) I set up FAH in Win7.

I'm folding on both my GTS 450's and my 2500K.

I put the 2500K to SMP 3 to leave CPU overhead for the GPUs, however, in task manager I'm seeing only 75% CPU usage. I was under the impression I needed to leave that core (thread?) open for the GPUs. Needless to say, I'm very confused.
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75% out a quad core in WiIndows=three cores utilized. It won't be locked to cores afaik, the load will be spread out.
Speaking of which, I should get my 3770K folding for this too.
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If you're folding Core 15 units on your 450's (as you should be), they won't use much CPU at all.

The Core 17 units are the ones that take one whole CPU thread per GPU.
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