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My Quad dosn't seem to be using all 4 cores, while running Orthos it seems to be using just 2, any ideas or comments?
    
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Orthos only loads 2 cores. Try the new Prime95 or OCCT
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I see, thanks!
    
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Originally Posted by MosIncredible View Post
Orthos only loads 2 cores. Try the new Prime95 or OCCT
Exactly right on the money. I think that you can load two instances of orthos if you must and it then should load all four. I use Prime95 that is on my intel quad rig.
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Make sure its the latest version of prime95, which is 25.6, otherwise it won't utilize all 4 cores either.
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i love occt, it even displays the 4 core temps if you tell it to.

http://www.ocbase.com/perestroika_en/index.php?Download

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The way I run Orthos on all four cores is like this:

- Open Orthos.

- Hit Ctrl+Alt+Del

- When the task manager opens select the "Running Processes" tab.

- Find Orthos in the list and right click on it.

- From the menu click on "Set Affinity"

- WHen the Set Affinity box pops up uncheck Core 0 and Core 1 and then close task manager.

- Now open a second Orthos window by clicking on the Orthos icon.

- Start both open instances of Orthos running the stress test. The one that you set affinity on will only run it for cores 3 and 4 while the second one you opened will run on Cores 0 and 1.

I'm using Orthos because Prime95 didn't want to run for me for some reason and I haven't gotten around to downloading OCCT. Orthos works just fine this way though.

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