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Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 - 100% Usage issue - Core #0

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August 21, 2011 12:12:00 AM

Hello,

Using Windows XP

While playing Half-Life in windowed mode, using Core Temp, and GPU Z, I noticed that my CPU % on Core 0 was 100% while Core 1 was around 15 to 20 % while playing. It chances from time to time, but it seems mostly Core 0 is maxed? This seems very odd and I was wondering if I had an issue with my CPU. I have been experiencing some issues recently although my CPU temps on both cores are not over 50C and my GPU temps hover around 70+ with an Nvidia Gforce GTX/9800 GTX+. I have 4 gig of Ram as well. Of course STEAM is running but I don't have any other programs working...so?


Can anyone shed some light on this issue. Is this even a problem? Wondering? Thanks for any help on this matter
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August 21, 2011 1:04:44 AM

Not sure the older HL games are coded for SMP/multiple cores....it might simply be using the first core for the game, and the other for basic Windows functions....
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January 25, 2013 4:34:02 AM

your GPU is good enough...i think your CPU is not...i think its core 2 duo and it can't cope up your GPU...
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