Originally Posted by setishock
The system won't always use both cores to do simple tasks. Press ctrl, alt, del and select task manager then select the performance tab. Run something like prime95 and watch the cpu graph. I'd bet both cores come to life full bore.
Actually, my processor uses both cores to do even the most simplest task. I just opened up mozilla and both graphs jumped to around 30%.
Rite now both cores are at around 70%-100% and i'm running speed fan mozilla and a virus scan.
But big concern:
whats the difference in temperatures from bios and speed fan.
Last nite when running a virus scan it said the core temps of both cores were ranging around 46-52 C on speed fan. In bios it was around 29 to 33.
Which one is rite? (i'm running stock)
I'm seriously concerned about this. I'm not even running anything intensive and my processor is burning up. Is it normal for speedfan to overestimate or is it normal for core temps to reach the 50s on stock?