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Windows 7: Higher CPU usage comparing to XP


03 Aug 2009   #1
SjN

Windows 7
 
 
Higher CPU usage comparing to XP

I just installed the latest seven release...

I also installed the following softwares: Chrome browser and VLC.

I opened a movie with VLC and paused it. Chrome has couple of tabs open, google pages and this message board.

While my computer is IDLE, chrome is at constant 1-5%cpu usage. while VLC is at 1-3 cpu usage. Taskbar would go 1-2% CPU. In total I am getting average of: 8% CPU usage while Idle.

While writing this message, chrome CPU would go as high as 5-8%.


IN XP, while IDLE, it would never go higher than 2%. Usually it would stay at 0 and jump to 1% once in awhile (IN TOTAL).

My laptop gets hotter because of constant cpu usage aswell.


Is it supposed to be like this? I don't see any reason why Chrome would use so much CPU, or VLC. It's idle!!


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03 Aug 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SjN View Post
I just installed the latest seven release...

I also installed the following softwares: Chrome browser and VLC.

I opened a movie with VLC and paused it. Chrome has couple of tabs open, google pages and this message board.

While my computer is IDLE, chrome is at constant 1-5%cpu usage. while VLC is at 1-3 cpu usage. Taskbar would go 1-2% CPU. In total I am getting average of: 8% CPU usage while Idle.

While writing this message, chrome CPU would go as high as 5-8%.


IN XP, while IDLE, it would never go higher than 2%. Usually it would stay at 0 and jump to 1% once in awhile (IN TOTAL).

My laptop gets hotter because of constant cpu usage aswell.


Is it supposed to be like this? I don't see any reason why Chrome would use so much CPU, or VLC. It's idle!!
Sjn

Its not chrome nor Vlc. Its the way win 7 uses memory. Its designed to be that way. I have a e1405 and yes its cpu does run higher and hotter, but its the nature of the beast

It depends on what it does under load. whats the cpu/ram under 100%, how hot does it get under full load for how long. It all in how you use it

Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Aug 2009   #3
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SjN View Post
I just installed the latest seven release...

I also installed the following softwares: Chrome browser and VLC.

I opened a movie with VLC and paused it. Chrome has couple of tabs open, google pages and this message board.

While my computer is IDLE, chrome is at constant 1-5%cpu usage. while VLC is at 1-3 cpu usage. Taskbar would go 1-2% CPU. In total I am getting average of: 8% CPU usage while Idle.

While writing this message, chrome CPU would go as high as 5-8%.


IN XP, while IDLE, it would never go higher than 2%. Usually it would stay at 0 and jump to 1% once in awhile (IN TOTAL).

My laptop gets hotter because of constant cpu usage aswell.


Is it supposed to be like this? I don't see any reason why Chrome would use so much CPU, or VLC. It's idle!!
Is indexing going on? I always turn off Windows Search service since I rarely search my drives.
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