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CPU usage high when watching a youtube video

  1. #1


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    windows 8

    CPU usage high when watching a youtube video


    My cpu usage reaches 30% whenever i watch a youtube video. why is this happening? should it be using 5-10% at the most?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Providing full system specs is a good start when asking questions like this one...
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    What do you mean by that?
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  4. #4


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Quote Originally Posted by dman2662 View Post
    What do you mean by that?
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Perhaps this:

    More details about my computer
    Component Details Subscore Base score
    Processor AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 3.5
    3.5
    Determined by lowest subscore
    Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB 5.4
    Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics 3.8
    Gaming graphics 1905 MB Total available graphics memory 5.6
    Primary hard disk 415GB Free (448GB Total) 5.9
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center

    System
    Manufacturer Gateway
    Model SX2110G
    Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
    System type 64-bit operating system
    Number of processor cores 2
    Storage
    Total size of hard disk(s) 448 GB
    Disk partition (C 415 GB Free (448 GB Total)
    Media drive (F CD/DVD
    Graphics
    Display adapter type AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Total available graphics memory 1905 MB
    Dedicated graphics memory 256 MB
    Dedicated system memory 0 MB
    Shared system memory 1649 MB
    Display adapter driver version 9.10.8.0
    Primary monitor resolution 1366x768
    DirectX version DirectX 11 or better
    Network
    Network Adapter Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
    Notes
    The gaming graphics score is based on the primary graphics adapter. If this system has linked or multiple graphics adapters, some software applications may see additional performance benefits.

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    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    Click image for larger versionI hope that is good enough because I don't really understand what you guys are looking for, and I don't know where to locate all of that info either.
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    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    Well this place is garbage. No one has been helpful here, and it's inactive. Have to wait 5 hours just to get one useless reply. Hopefully I can find a real forum, with people that can actually assist me.
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by dman2662 View Post
    Well this place is garbage. No one has been helpful here, and it's inactive. Have to wait 5 hours just to get one useless reply. Hopefully I can find a real forum, with people that can actually assist me.
    In the picture below, as in the picture I posted earlier, It shows how to get the information.

    Your picture:

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    My picture:

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    Be patient & someone will help.
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  9. #9


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I Googled the issue.
    After reading various websites & forum posts, I found that you don't have anything to worry about.
    Flash movies have high usage.
    A picture from a sample post I found:

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    I get high cpu usage when watching Flash too.
    It's just the nature of Flash.
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CPU usage high when watching a youtube video
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