With the stuff I do I tend to create a lot of CPU-usage, and since a lot of people are saying that Max 6 takes up more ressources, I stuck to Max 5 so far. Now I realized that when the Max DSP-monitor shows 100% CPU usage, my task manager shows only a little more than 50%; and as a general rule, the task manager shows a little more than half the CPU usage that Max shows.
Since I am using a Dual Core Machine, I assume that Max accesses only one core.
My question now is whether there is a possibility inside Max to activate both cores - or if an upgrade to Max 6 would solve the issue.
My system: Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit SP2 on a Samsung Q210 Intel Core 2 Duo 2,4 Ghz / 3GB RAM.