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Token Ring
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Registered: ‎02-19-2015
Location: US
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Running 1 core at max=harmful?

Hi all,


I have a couple of older programs that, while they run in my current Win7 home setup, also max one of the two cores. 

Will running these programs (maxing out one of my four cores for 1-8 hours/day) cause problems with my P50 (processor=i7-6820hq)?  Does it hurt the processor or other parts of the laptop to have one core maxed while the others are idle?

-----------IBM T40: XP PRO SP3, 14.1" 4:3 display, 512MB DDR RAM, 40GB HDD, ThinkLight, DVD.
Lenovo Ideacentre H215: AMD Athlon II X2 215, 500GB HDD, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 64-bit Win7, AMD 760G.
P50 i7, M2000M, 1x16GB RAM, 1080p non-touch, 512GB SSD, 500GB HDD, Backlight, No WWAN, No PWM, No Raid.

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