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sarel
14-03-2008, 09:54 AM
I friend at work just asked me (I'm becoming famous with all the good answers of you Ubergeeks:) ) : her PC at home, XP, 512RAM, can't remember the chipset - as soon as she opens any streaming video site (on either Xplorer or FF), the CPU usage shoots up to 100% and stays there. If not a streaming video site - CPU usage sits at 5 %. No problem with fans, temperatures, etc. I thought that the problem = not enough RAM. Any-one got any other ideas?

Sarel:)

Erayd
14-03-2008, 09:58 AM
What's the CPU, and which graphics drivers is she using? Flash video is rather processor-intensive.

If the system is idling at 5%, then it's either chock full of junk or the CPU really, really sucks. HijackThis log?

sarel
14-03-2008, 10:25 AM
I will ask Bletch.

Sarel

michael_elliston
14-03-2008, 11:24 AM
I find similar thing happens with my PC.
If I open several youtube tabs at once,cpu hits %100 on a 2ghz P4.Dont you hust love flash video.
Perhaps an ancient integrated video card doesnt help.

wratterus
14-03-2008, 11:44 AM
Update graphics drivers, update flash player, if your using IE put all the patches on. Try a different browser. Which process is it that's using 100% CPU? IE, or something like svchost.exe?

sarel
14-03-2008, 11:45 AM
here is the info

Description
Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz Processor
256 MB PC2100 DDR Memory
30 Gigabyte Hard Drive
24x CD-RW Combo Drive Optical Drive
15" XGA (1024x768) LCD and Intel Extreme 3D Graphics with 64MB Shared Memory
AC'97 Audio
v.92 56Kbps Modem and 10/100 Ethernet
Two USB 2.0 Ports and One Type II PC Card Slot
13" x 11.5" x 1.5" @ 6.1 lbs.
Windows XP Professional Operating System

wratterus
14-03-2008, 11:47 AM
Well, it really could use more RAM for a start, that would most likely help it. I find 512MB is a minimum for XP to run well now.

Erayd
14-03-2008, 11:51 AM
here is the info

Description
Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz Processor
256 MB PC2100 DDR Memory
30 Gigabyte Hard Drive
24x CD-RW Combo Drive Optical Drive
15" XGA (1024x768) LCD and Intel Extreme 3D Graphics with 64MB Shared Memory
AC'97 Audio
v.92 56Kbps Modem and 10/100 Ethernet
Two USB 2.0 Ports and One Type II PC Card Slot
13" x 11.5" x 1.5" @ 6.1 lbs.
Windows XP Professional Operating SystemThat CPU sucks, but it's certainly fast enough to play flash video. Definitely needs more ram, but that's not the cause of your CPU problems. As mentioned earlier, try upgrading your version of flash player. Wratterus makes a good point about the process thing - which process is eating the cpu time? Also, could we have a HijackThis log please?

beeswax34
14-03-2008, 09:45 PM
Celerons.... Now that was one of the truly awful Intel Products. "Its more powerful" More powerful than what? A $2 calculator?