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Normal non-idle CPU usage?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mystik_TK, Aug 3, 2003.

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  1. Mystik_TK

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    Hey, again.

    I'm just curious about what the average CPU usage should be if you're running a couple of apps i.e. Winamp and IE?

    I'm using an AMD Athlon XP 1800+.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Svenmonkey

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    My P4 1.6 hovers around 8-10% and peaks at 15% with a browser and a media player going. Yours should probably perform slightly better.
     
  3. Mystik_TK

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    Yeah, mine goes around 2-4% percent for that. Maybe 6 or 7%, but never higher.
     
  4. Svenmonkey

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    Well my browser being IE with AOL and the media player being Windows Media Player 9 as well as your processor being faster, I'd expect yours to be more efficient.
     
  5. gws226

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    I get 6% on my P4 2.0 with WMP9.

    If running apps like the media players you should see constant CPU useage(when playing) ... where-as programs such as IE and office should only show CPU useage when they are processing information... otherwise they should be idle.
     
  6. Mystik_TK

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    Thanks for the input, everyone. That's basically what I'm getting.
     
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