I have a i3 based system running Windows 7. I have noticed that even during intense activities like copying GBs of data the CPU doesn't exceed 25%. I have no malware.
Some questions based on that observation.
Is that kind of usage normal for such an operation? I haven't done any major 3D rendering and such so I wouldn't know if the CPU might be used closer to 100%. Would it?
Isn't there a way to speed p a long operation by assigning only that to one of the cores and letting other cores do the regular chores?
Is it just a fact that most of us have computers way too powerful for any of our need and CPUs will be inevitably underused?