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Simple web based flash games 100% CPU usage.

by 3ntity / January 10, 2010 6:15 AM PST

Not so good at wording things so, I'm just gonna explain like this..

"John doe Has a PC With an 800mhz FSB, 2.8 Ghz P4 CPU, 64 - 256MB shared on-board video, HD Audio, 1GB of ram installed, minus 128MB for On-board video.

John likes to play web based Flash games; He notices when he plays these games the CPU usage is at 100%.

He also knows that his Motherboard is supposed to have HD compatibility, Yet when he trys to play HD format movies on his computer they will not play, they just lag, John is really puzzled to why this is happening.

John is unsure how to go about getting these problems solved, Should he get more ram and a video card, John thinks maybe this is a good idea but does not know if it will fix or help the 100% CPU usage problem or not, what should john do, what advice would you give him?"

Basically I'm John and I'm having these exact problems and I want to know, If i upgrade from 1GB ram to 2 to 4 and get a 512MB to a 1GB video card, will these problems still remain??

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by 3ntity / January 10, 2010 6:28 AM PST

Windows xp Home

Bio-star P4M900-M4 Mother board.

Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHZ CPU SL6S4

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by Bob__B / January 10, 2010 7:47 AM PST

If I play a simple flash or shockwave game the cpu goes peddle-to-the-metal...100%

It's not a ram issue as I have more than a few unused bytes when this happens.

Since I have no idea how flash or shockwave function I just considered it normal.

Perhaps others will chime in on what they see when they crank up a flash game.

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by 3ntity / January 10, 2010 10:14 AM PST
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All i can come up with is, a P4 just isn't enough,
I also checked CPU usage when playing flash apps on a duo core 2.0GHZ laptop, The cpu usage went to about 65% max.

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