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Is it normal for the iterations that Prime95 does to run at different speeds on each core?

For example, test 3 stress test is finished by core 2 almost 30 seconds faster than core1.
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yes, because while 1 core might run at 100% all the time, all the other programs on your comp in the background still need to utilize the other core sometimes, thus slowing it down slightly
    
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