I'm experiencing something that I am not sure is normal. A high pitched squeal from what I believe to be my CPU.
The issue most noticeably happens when I open up the sandbox editor program for Crysis 2. It has, however, occasionally happened when I start up the actual Crysis 2 game, but only during the splash screen intros and not during gameplay. I don't think the actual program has anything to do with it, but I could be wrong.
So when I noticed the noise, I opened up a windows 7 gadget that monitors CPU usage and temperatures. So when this issue is happening, thread #8 of my CPU is at 100% load, while all others are under 15%. All temperatures are fine.
Is this a normal occurrence when using CPU heavy programs? It seems to be isolating thread #8 only and putting the full processing load onto it for some reason.
My system is stable and I have run Prime95 and Intel Burn test and everything like that with no issues.
I think that the noise is much more likely to be the CPU fan but unless I hear it I don’t know for sure. Unfortunately it is normal for only one core of a processor to be used as very few programs can make use of multiple cores.