Quote Originally Posted by x58haze View Post
i can tell that even by forcing hl.exe or cs 1.6 to 1 single core, i can tell how the cpu05 or cpu 04 or cpu 03 gets like 5% somethings 10% or 7% and cpu core 0 gets 90-100%.... :/
100% usage on one core is normal; that's just a busy-wait loop and doesn't indicate bad performance - any busy-wait loop will give you that, no matter how much (or how little) work it does.

The low usage on the other cores is probably because the GL, sound or other driver(s) are multithreaded.

What I'm interested in is, with this setup, how gameplay is compared to (1) your old Athlon, and (2) your newer PCs running as normal.