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Windows 7: Is this normal for my netbook to run like this?

06 Jan 2011   #1
sk8449

Windows 7 Starter x32
 
 
Is this normal for my netbook to run like this?

Hey guys,

I've been wondering if the CPU usage on my netbook is normal for my kind of netbook. My netbook is windows starter edition 10.1'', N450 intel atom, 1 gb ram,160 gb memory and 3 cell battery. Also, when I go to youtube when i watch a 10 minute video, after a while it says high CPU usage. Is this normal or is their something bad running in the background?

Thank You !
-J-C C

Is this normal for my netbook to run like this?-cpuu.jpg




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06 Jan 2011   #2
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Ram usage is not bad. Give us a printscreen of the task manager processes list. And I suggest to you to read this thread,and to use the tool called Ram Map.
How your ram memory is being used.
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06 Jan 2011   #3
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

The windows 7 Basic (non-aero) interface is all put on the CPU, most likely resulting to the high CPU usage. When Aero is enabled (which is not available in the starter edition) all the stress of the interface is put on the GPU, giving more breathing room for the CPU, but that is only my thoughts.
As StalkeR said, Screen-Shot the task-manager list in the "Processes" tab of the Task Manager interface.
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06 Jan 2011   #4
sk8449

Windows 7 Starter x32
 
 

These are the processes: Is this normal for my netbook to run like this?-cpuuuuu.jpg

And would you guys perhaps know also if the memory usage and the pysical memory are doing good? or is it too high...?

please and thank you


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06 Jan 2011   #5
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well, task manager isn't showing much, but that's not entirely surprising. It would perhaps be better if you dumped out and posted the following bits of information, when the problems are actually occurring.

For the CPU issue:
tasklist /V > "%userprofile%\desktop\tasklist.txt"
This should create a file called "tasklist.txt" on your desktop - please upload that.

For memory usage issues, take a screenshot of a maximized resmon.exe window at the "Memory" tab and upload that screenshot.
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06 Jan 2011   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

I see nothing wrong here. CPU needs to be used to do processing. You are not going to get away with not using the CPU when processing. And watching videos on Yuotube will and does require significant CPU time. A CPU is designed to run at 100%, nothing is wrong if the CPU is running at 100% when you are running tasks, like watching a video.
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06 Jan 2011   #7
sk8449

Windows 7 Starter x32
 
 

logicearth:

Do you know if my memory usage is average? Thank you for your patience.
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06 Jan 2011   #8
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Memory usage is good.
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06 Jan 2011   #9
darkdisturbed

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PwnFrnzy View Post
The windows 7 Basic (non-aero) interface is all put on the CPU, most likely resulting to the high CPU usage. When Aero is enabled (which is not available in the starter edition) all the stress of the interface is put on the GPU, giving more breathing room for the CPU, but that is only my thoughts.
As StalkeR said, Screen-Shot the task-manager list in the "Processes" tab of the Task Manager interface.
I didn't know that. And I am quite interested to know why is this the course, wouldn't running the AERO theme have that more of a effect then the basic theme?
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06 Jan 2011   #10
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No - Aero runs directly on the GPU, which is much more capable of handling the video code than the main CPU (given the GPU is designed to handle this task specifically, and the CPU is not). Using Aero offloads the code processing for most of the UI elements in Windows to the video card, freeing up the CPU to do other things. So while it isn't entirely obvious why turning on all the video bells and whistles - aka Aero - is actually better for Windows, once you understand how it works, it then does make sense.
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