Task manager inconsistently reports Salad’s activity. To monitor your GPU usage while running Salad, you may need to use a 3rd party program such as MSI Afterburner, or on some AMD cards you may be able to view usage from within your drivers. This should give you a much more accurate representation of how Salad is using your GPU.
CPU usage should however be reported accurately in Task Manager. If you see usage below 90%, this may be a limitation of your CPU, as our CPU miner requires 2MB of CPU L3 cache per System Core to run. On some CPUs (Mainly Intel), you may have too little CPU cache for your cores, and it is only capable of utilising a few of your cores.