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AMD Turion X2 Cores Peaking - Is this normal?

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December 24, 2007 11:46:05 PM

Hello all!

I have a question regarding dual cores and was wondering if it is normal for them to do the following below:

I have a HP Pavilion xt1320us laptop with dual cores (2.00 Ghz).

It is running on Windows Vista Home Premimum.

I use the Windows Vista Gadgets program with the Multi Meter (Dual Core) v1.25a addon running. Its basically a display on my desktop that shows me the usage of my two cores and memory. It looks like this at the following link:

http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=f5b13626...

Whenever I open up a program like Microsoft Excel or Office or AVG professional etc, the two core meters would jump up instantly to 80-90% and then drop down a second or two later. Sometimes it even 100%. I was wondering if this was normal with dual cores? I am un-sure of whether to say it effects my performance any because I do not notice and usually it only jumps up instantly for a second... on another note as well when Im using programs the cores would flux up and down 30-50%... which I assume is normal.

Anyway thanks for any help! Happy Holidays!
December 25, 2007 12:28:54 AM

Yes its normal.
December 25, 2007 8:24:28 AM

what do you expect them to do? never use half their processing power or something?
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December 25, 2007 9:10:40 AM

As above, it is completely normal.
December 25, 2007 9:35:37 PM

spuddyt said:
what do you expect them to do? never use half their processing power or something?


I assume he doesnt know thats why he is asking. Anyway Happy Holidays everyone!
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