I've been running a linux box with a quad core for nearly a year now. I've managed to make work most of everything I set my mind to except for one very important thing: the four cores. As I gather, I would need to compile my kernel with "the right options" and then I could avoid seeing my computer hang with only 26-27% CPU usage... So I wonder what those right options are, and where do I find them, and what do I need to know to find them. I basically need someone to point me in the right direction so I can avoid destroying my OS, since its a risk to take if I try to compile. I hear a lot about tweaking, but haven't found anything really clear on that topic either.
Thanks in advance.