So I downloaded and installed BitCoin Core X64 v0.9.3 from https://bitcoin.org/en/download.
I then downloaded the linked bootstrap.dat torrent and after it downloaded the bootstrap.dat, I moved it into the root of the Bitcoin program folder.
I started the program, and here I am, about 20 hours later and its still synchronizing with network... I've got about 4 weeks left to go.
I noticed in my Bitcoin program folder, my bootstrap.dat file has now been renamed to bootstrap.dat.old.
I'm just curious if this in normal for the time it's taking to sync a downloaded bootstrap file. Not to mention running my CPU at 70% the entire time.
My PC is an AMD 8-core with 16GB RAM, and internet with 50mbps down and 25mbps up speed.
Thanks for any advice.