Prime95 question

I'm trying the prime95 stresstest on my computer to test the temps. The CPu monitor shows the CPUs (C2D E6300) pushed only to ~50% usage. I thought this was supposed to push them to 100% strain. Am I doing something wrong or is this the way it should go?

I just ran the default settings for the test.
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  1. It's because it's a dual core so you're only using one of the cores. If you want to stress both you need to option another instance of Prime and run it on the second core.
  2. Hmm, really?

    I mean both CPUs showed about 50% strain, I'd think it would show the strain only on one CPU if that was the case.

    Oh well, I'll look into it tomorrow, now it's time to go to bed. Thanks and g'nite!
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