CPU usage

budgel, May 18, 12:55pm
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?

lucky.gadgets, May 18, 1:29pm
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.

schizoid, May 18, 3:18pm
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.

budgel, May 18, 11:08pm
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.

wayne416, Nov 10, 4:09pm
If it runs Vista, under power options select high performance.

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