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Windows 7: Multiple IE Windows Open

16 May 2010   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Multiple IE Windows Open

I sometimes have five or six Internet Explorer windows open. How much of an additional load would this put on the system. I have been having an overheating problem and can not quite put my finger on the problem. Would having several IE windows open cause a great strain on the system or not enought to matter. Thank,


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16 May 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

It is most likely not the open windows.

It may be poor ventilation
Insufficient or defective CPU

http://www.blurtit.com/q817882.html

More causes and cures

http://www.fredmartincomputers.com/p...ing_overhe.htm
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16 May 2010   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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I sometimes have five or six Internet Explorer windows open. How much of an additional load would this put on the system. I have been having an overheating problem and can not quite put my finger on the problem. Would having several IE windows open cause a great strain on the system or not enought to matter. Thank,
Five or six windows (tabs open on one instance of IE?) not mush more than one open tab. five or six instances of IE, is lots of extra stress.

Ken
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16 May 2010   #4
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I sometimes have five or six Internet Explorer windows open. How much of an additional load would this put on the system. I have been having an overheating problem and can not quite put my finger on the problem. Would having several IE windows open cause a great strain on the system or not enought to matter. Thank,
It depends what you've got running in them.

Of course having a couple of extra Windows open will take up a little bit more of your CPU but usually no more than 5% at most.

The thing which I would be more concerned about is how many of those Windows have flash content running in them.

Depending on your system config etc. flash can take up to 5% of your CPU when idle and is supposedly the number one cause of browsers crashing.

Flash can easily take up a lot of your CPU and cause it to heat up, sometimes significantly, even watching just a simple YouTube video.

Oli
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16 May 2010   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I sometimes have five or six Internet Explorer windows open. How much of an additional load would this put on the system. I have been having an overheating problem and can not quite put my finger on the problem. Would having several IE windows open cause a great strain on the system or not enought to matter. Thank,
It depends what you've got running in them.

Of course having a couple of extra Windows open will take up a little bit more of your CPU but usually no more than 5% at most.

The thing which I would be more concerned about is how many of those Windows have flash content running in them.

Depending on your system config etc. flash can take up to 5% of your CPU when idle and is supposedly the number one cause of browsers crashing.

Flash can easily take up a lot of your CPU and cause it to heat up, sometimes significantly, even watching just a simple YouTube video.

Oli
When I have noticed the problem the most is on a baseball site that updates the statistics as the game is happening. Would this be the type of flash that you are referring to?
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16 May 2010   #6
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I sometimes have five or six Internet Explorer windows open. How much of an additional load would this put on the system. I have been having an overheating problem and can not quite put my finger on the problem. Would having several IE windows open cause a great strain on the system or not enought to matter. Thank,
It depends what you've got running in them.

Of course having a couple of extra Windows open will take up a little bit more of your CPU but usually no more than 5% at most.

The thing which I would be more concerned about is how many of those Windows have flash content running in them.

Depending on your system config etc. flash can take up to 5% of your CPU when idle and is supposedly the number one cause of browsers crashing.

Flash can easily take up a lot of your CPU and cause it to heat up, sometimes significantly, even watching just a simple YouTube video.

Oli
When I have noticed the problem the most is on a baseball site that updates the statistics as the game is happening. Would this be the type of flash that you are referring to?
It may well be that; could you post the link for the site so that I can check it out and see what Flash is doing in the background.

Oli
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16 May 2010   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post

It depends what you've got running in them.

Of course having a couple of extra Windows open will take up a little bit more of your CPU but usually no more than 5% at most.

The thing which I would be more concerned about is how many of those Windows have flash content running in them.

Depending on your system config etc. flash can take up to 5% of your CPU when idle and is supposedly the number one cause of browsers crashing.

Flash can easily take up a lot of your CPU and cause it to heat up, sometimes significantly, even watching just a simple YouTube video.

Oli
When I have noticed the problem the most is on a baseball site that updates the statistics as the game is happening. Would this be the type of flash that you are referring to?
It may well be that; could you post the link for the site so that I can check it out and see what Flash is doing in the background.

Oli
The site is active at this time. FantasyCast - ESPN Fantasy Baseball 2010
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16 May 2010   #8
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post

When I have noticed the problem the most is on a baseball site that updates the statistics as the game is happening. Would this be the type of flash that you are referring to?
It may well be that; could you post the link for the site so that I can check it out and see what Flash is doing in the background.

Oli
The site is active at this time. FantasyCast - ESPN Fantasy Baseball 2010
I don't think the culprit is flash because the only bit of flash that site uses is for the add at the start, the rest is done using Javascript.

If you open Task Manager and try to reproduce the conditions under which your PC really starts to heat up and take a snapshot of the Task manager's process tab using the snipping tool and post it here we can go through and see what processes are eating up your CPU.

Could you also as a comparison upload a snapshot of the processes tab in Task Manager when your system is idle and isn't overheating.

If you ahve any questions or need any help doing this just ask.

Oli
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16 May 2010   #9
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post

It may well be that; could you post the link for the site so that I can check it out and see what Flash is doing in the background.

Oli
The site is active at this time. FantasyCast - ESPN Fantasy Baseball 2010
I don't think the culprit is flash because the only bit of flash that site uses is for the add at the start, the rest is done using Javascript.

If you open Task Manager and try to reproduce the conditions under which your PC really starts to heat up and take a snapshot of the Task manager's process tab using the snipping tool and post it here we can go through and see what processes are eating up your CPU.

Could you also as a comparison upload a snapshot of the processes tab in Task Manager when your system is idle and isn't overheating.

If you ahve any questions or need any help doing this just ask.

Oli
I appreciate your help. I am unable to recreate any type of heating instances. Thanks,
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16 May 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

How much heat are we talking about anyhow?
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