Talk about stressing the Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by PowerMike G5, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. PowerMike G5 macrumors regular

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    I usually stress my MacPro with my video editing/video encoding/transcoding ...

    But I went onto my friend's myspace page and it really taxed my computer ... using over 200% of CPU power to access a page :eek:

    Looks like we'll need those Octos faster than we think ...
     
  2. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    That's pretty funny! I gave up on MySpace a long time ago when I couldn't access it with my G4 laptop and it would crash the browser or refuse to load. MySpace breaks every rule of book when it comes to design and web functionality. It's crazy that it's so successful when it's so crappy.

    Now that I have a MacPro, I can probably view some of the sites on mySpace, but I think I'm going to boycott because it sucks so bad.
     
  3. slughead macrumors 68030

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    It's not myspace, it's your friend's style/css coding.

    He must have made it so ridiculous that it melts browsers--very common on myspace.
     
  4. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    I think it has more to do with animated backgrounds, 8 flash-based photo slideshows, a few music videos, and embedded music along with weird CSS that breaks browsers.
     
  5. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    I'd love to see OS-X (and Windows for that matter) allow the user to throttle back the maximum cpu usage any application can seize. Sure, the application thinks that it has 100% of the resources, but the OS shouldn't allow that. I'd like to see a slider bar control that allows you to allocate anywhere from 99% down to 1% of the CPU.
     
  6. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    I'd like to see myspace burnt to the ground (along with eBay and PayPal of course) :D
     
  7. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    If web technology was alcohol, then mySpace would be like spring break.
     
  8. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    :confused: This is crashing my biological CPU:D .

    Also, MacboobsPro careful what you say, you might get the Feds after you!
     
  9. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    I'll be fine. I forgot YouTube as well :D
     
  10. illstabyou macrumors newbie

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    As a not-so-scientific test in the Apple store when I was buying my iMac, I went various MySpace pages, the kind that are a complete fun-fest, to see if how quickly they would load.
     
  11. portent macrumors 6502a

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    Can't do a slider quite yet, and can only do 1-10, not 1-99, but....
    Code:
    NAME
         renice -- alter priority of running processes
    
    SYNOPSIS
         renice priority [[-p] pid ...] [[-g] pgrp ...] [[-u] user ...]
         renice -n increment [[-p] pid ...] [[-g] pgrp ...] [[-u] user ...]
    
    DESCRIPTION
         The renice utility alters the scheduling priority of one or more running
         processes.  The following who parameters are interpreted as process ID's,
         process group ID's, user ID's or user names.  The renice'ing of a process
         group causes all processes in the process group to have their scheduling
         priority altered.  The renice'ing of a user causes all processes owned by
         the user to have their scheduling priority altered.  By default, the pro-
         cesses to be affected are specified by their process ID's.
    
         The following options are available:
    
         -g      Force who parameters to be interpreted as process group ID's.
    
         -n      Instead of changing the specified processes to the given prior-
                 ity, interpret the following argument as an increment to be
                 applied to the current priority of each process.
    
         -u      Force the who parameters to be interpreted as user names or user
                 ID's.
    
         -p      Reset the who interpretation to be (the default) process ID's.
    
         For example,
    
               renice +1 987 -u daemon root -p 32
    
         would change the priority of process ID's 987 and 32, and all processes
         owned by users daemon and root.
    
     
  12. SFVCyclone macrumors 6502a

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    Myspace is wack, and most users dont erally care about how bad the layout really is, OK i'll stop ranting now.
     
  13. Sharky II macrumors 6502

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    it's safari. it sucks.

    omniweb handles it much better.

    watching a p3 800 with firefox rape my dualcore g5 when looking at someones myspace, and load it instantly (while i had the spinning beach ball) made me pretty pissed

    omniweb still doesn't handle it as well as a pc, but it ***** all over safari
     
  14. theblotted macrumors regular

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    have you tried Process Wizard?

    here's the link:

    http://macupdate.com/info.php/id/8056

    too bad it's PPC only... but seems like you can use it.

    i remember awhile back when Crazedlist.org opening multiple pages, it'll completely stall my TiBook; cuz it's trying to open 250 some pages at once! (fixed now, i think)
     
  15. macintouch macrumors regular

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    I've also found that MySpace completely rapes my system resources for some reason. Doesn't help when you're going on someone's page and they have tons of dis proportionately sized pictures and stupid flash animations.
     
  16. trudd macrumors regular

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    OMG l33tz0r members + bogged down servers = myspace.
     
  17. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Myspace is god-awfully slow on safari.

    Firefox, it's alright..

    On Windows, its fine.

    Whats going on?:confused:
     
  18. slughead macrumors 68030

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    I was about to call you on that one :)
     
  19. slughead macrumors 68030

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    Safari sucks, that's all.

    Though I'm a mac user 99% of the time, none of my websites are optimized for safari. I get them to basically work but I am sure as hell not going to do the code work-arounds to get it running better.

    Javascript especially in safari is painful as hell... though generally if it works in IE 6, it'll work in safari.
     
  20. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Why won't Apple make it faster? Can they?

    It hurts like hell to say it, but it scrolls like a knife through hot butter when I'm in Windows.
     
  21. slughead macrumors 68030

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    Making a web browser is way too ambitious. Apple has to compete with a company 10 times its size, as well as mozilla, which already has a fantastic product.
     
  22. daveporter macrumors regular

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    Camino is a much faster browser than Safari or Firefox in my opinion. If you have not given it a try, you will be surprised at its performance.

    Dave
     
  23. theblotted macrumors regular

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    haven't tried Camino, but i tend to find Firefox a bit more sluggish than Safari. just IME.

    even takes a while to load.

    also, different key commands that are standard in Mac's is cumbersome too, e.g., Up Arrow can't bring you to beginning of text (gotta use Apple + Left, which is also "Back" command... can be confusing).
     

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