So I downloaded the newest version a few minutes ago, hoping that this problem has been fixed... But that is not the case.
So after about 15 minutes, an error message comes up saying that the program stopped responding and needs to close. Any idea how to fix this?
Thanks in advance.
If I had to take a guess without seeing any of your specs, it sounds too me like an unstable overclock. If you are indeed overclocking your processor, try taking it down 1-200mhz or upping the voltage ever so slightly if you have enough cooling.
Yes cores were originally disabled for a reason. Later on in the parts life you are more likely to get one that works fine that has been locked but even then those usually have drawbacks like higher power draw and thereby producing more heat. Likely one of the cores you enabled is broken somewhere.
There are temp probe programs some by motherboard manufacturers. You might see a Slight dip in overall multitasking performance but not likely for PCSX2. I'd say the best thing to do would be disable both cores you enabled to see if ti goes away. If so then try turning on the cores one by one. If one breaks it turn that one back off and try the other core on. So on and so forth...
Speed fan is good for monitoring CPU temps, as is Hardware Monitor (made by the same people as CPUID).
Running one of those and then running a program like PRIME95 (or Orthos, etc) on all your CPU cores will give you a good idea about stability.