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No matter what precedence i put FAH at it never works more than about %20.
then i realized that it thinks there are 4 cores. HT and dual core so %20 makes sense.
Is there anyway i can get it to fold on both cores, take advantage of HT, without having to use SUSE or a second OS. This is my first custom PC so i don't want to mess with to much because... well i can't.
Thanks for helping.
    
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You have a few options.

Some say disble HT so you are down to two cores and then run two single core clients. It is realy up to you if you want to do that.

Have you tried running SMP on the system. I am not sure what the performance will be, but SMP is designed to use 4 cores with one client running. That may be a good choice if you rig can hit the deadlines easily.
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SMP is my next step i suppose. With the easy as pie write up i have to try it. I am just weary of running linux.
    
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Run the windows SMP version. It is not as fast, but it holds its own for sure.

I run 3 Native Linux and 2 windows SMP. The windows SMP client will give you the functionality you are used too and is easy to maintain.

VMWare + Linux over windows is a bit better as far as performance than running the windows SMP client. But the windows SMP is less noticable while running.
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You can ignore what the task manager shows for usage. It sees the HT virtual processors as if they were physical cores, which of course, is not the case. Assuming you don't have anything of significance going, it's safe to double what the task manager shows in terms of percentage utilization.

There's a FAQ on the math behind utilization on HT systems. Take a read through that for more info.
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