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cpu usage

by doughboy / September 19, 2013 1:42 AM PDT

windows 8 with 1 tarabite my cpu runs 30 to35% I think that's to high some programs freeze up what services is it safe to stop and if I stop them will thay stay inactive when start my pc again?also I would like to know what I can do to make my system faster? thanks

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CPU usage
by wpgwpg / September 19, 2013 2:07 AM PDT
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The culprit seems to be the Adobe flash player, a plugin to your browser. It is constantly checking for updates in both Windows 7 and 8, and eats a lot of CPU cycles. It would be nice if they'd fix that, but so far I haven't found a way to do that other than disabling it. If I disable it though, I get a whole lot of web sites wanting it to be enabled, not the least of which is the CNET forums. Plain

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Seems to be the new normal.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 19, 2013 1:48 AM PDT
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I looked at the Windows 8 Metro desktop and out of the box it's pretty busy. Once I launch an app then these tiles seem to go quiet and my app runs at full tilt.

Therefore it appears that stopping this will not make your PC any faster.

Given this story, what PC is this? Maybe you need more RAM or a faster HDD?
Bob

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by doughboy / September 19, 2013 9:52 AM PDT

ok I just wanted to find out about the cpu being so high my old system ran 2-4% windows is so new and different thanks for the help

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I am seeing the change here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 19, 2013 10:54 AM PDT
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Windows 95 to 7 pretty subscribed to the idea that a computer should boot and then CEASE using the HDD and CPU after it's done.

Windows 8 takes a new run at that idea and if you are seeing what I'm seeing, all those tiles take some CPU time to make them active. I do see I can remove tiles and the load goes down.

But my final option was to install Classic Shell and forget Metro. Seems a shame as I bet they spent millions on something I don't use.
Bob

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