CPU usage

I noticed that my CPU indicator said my usage was running at over 90% while I was live streaming the moto GP., and went down to 6% when I finished.

Is this within the normal range for a dual core 2.4 processor?

If not, can I do anything about it?

geek_budgel, May 19, 12:55 am

Without the exact model number of the cpu, I'd hazard a guess that it would be about right assuming it was streaming in 720p or higher. The only solution is to get a more powerful cpu put in your desktop system, unless its a laptop and then there is no way to upgrade.

geek_lucky.gadgets, May 19, 1:29 am

Did the speed impair your usage in any way? If not, I wouldn't worry about it. If you start to find things chugging when you're doing other things it may be worth looking at upgrading.

geek_schizoid, May 19, 3:18 am

Thanks, it got to the point where I couldnt toggle it to fullscreen, it just wouldnt go.

Dell E6500 laptop.

Processor is Intel Core 2 Duo CPU P8600 2.4GHz

Like me, it is getting on a bit, I'll start thinking about a replacement.

geek_budgel, May 19, 11:08 am

If it runs Vista, under power options select high performance.

geek_wayne416, Nov 11, 5:09 am

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