Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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!!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
03 Aug 2009   #2
zigzag3143

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Higher CPU usage comparing to XP




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
cpu fan rpm slowly gets higher and higher
This has been happening for around 3 days. When I start the computer (desktop) up, the rpm is normal but it slowly starts to speed up. After around 5 minutes, the fan starts moving at a average of 4000rpm and it's really starting to worry me. I thought it might have been something to do with dust...
Performance & Maintenance
Higher Resolution or higher texture/detail?
which in your opinions is better? a higher resolution and lower textures and details or lower resolution, but higher textures and details. the highest resolution i am able to achieve is 1366x768. so nothing past there
Graphic Cards
Higher CPU usage due to Deferred Procedure Calls (DPC)
Running Windows 7 64-bit and just downloaded the lastest updates from Microsoft last night. Now my CPU is sitting at 20% due to Deferred Procedure Calls and Interupt Service Providers running constantly according to the resource monitor. What could cause this issue? Could it be a driver that...
Performance & Maintenance
SSD Comparing 3 m4's
So what is the big difference between these three?? (besides the transfer kit) Newegg.com - Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2BAA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD):$134.99 Newegg.com - Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD):$109.99 ...
Hardware & Devices
High CPU usage & higher temps after windows updates: How long?
Hi everyone, I've seen a few posts about this, but none too recent and none that specifically address how long to expect this to keep on... Situation: Allowed windows to update this morning, it did several updates, and six in particular I suspect of being the cause of this "problem". I...
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:12.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App