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Help :Games getting 100% single core usage

HI I have built a new pc sporting a FX 6300 processor. I am not having performance issues so far but time after time my Norton AV is sending me alerts of intense CPU usage when gaming. I haven't run high end games so far and that's worring me a bit.

Here's a list of the games I 've been playing

Doom 3 BFG
Painkiller
Dust an elysian tail
NFS Hot Pursuit
Far Cry
HL2
SF IV

Even If I do not have the best processor in the world I thought It would run such light games without a problem. I am worried I might damage my processor if it keeps being used like this.

Is my cpu not enough or this is due to bad coding?
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  1. First thing's first: Get rid of Norton. You are paying to have what is basically malware on your computer. Give us the rest of your specs and we'll go from there.
  2. Best answer
    Do not worry about damaging your cpu.
    If they get too hot, they will downclock or shut down to prevent damage.

    I use ms security essentials. It is free, and unobtrusive.
  3. I have just included my specs with my signature. I was wondering if there's any way to distribute the load between the cores. Specially since most of the games I listed are quite new. It baffles me to realize that they do not offer multi core support. I would have gone with a Core I3 then...
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