192 % CPU in Activity Monitor??

kdum8

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How is this possible? VLC using 192% of the cpu? :confused:
Is is something to do with Core Duo? I have a Macbook by the way.
 

kdum8

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liketom said:
dual core , 2 cpu's

1 cpu 100%
2 cpu 200%
OK, makes sense. So is 200% the new 100% if you get my meaning? The computer is maxed out at 200% in other words?
 

liketom

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yep 2 dual cores max out at 400

1 cpu
2 cpu
3 cpu
4 cpu

and so on things will only get higher

8 Cores will max out at 800%

and when 16 cores come round the corner 1600% lol but by then i hope they sort it out and put it all into 1 100% just to make sense
 

Soulstorm

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kdum8 said:
How is this possible? VLC using 192% of the cpu? :confused:
Is is something to do with Core Duo? I have a Macbook by the way.
As many people pointed out, since you have 2 cpu's your computer's CPU will max out at 200%. But what's worrying me is why an application such as VLC would take as much CPU as this...!
 

kdum8

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Soulstorm said:
As many people pointed out, since you have 2 cpu's your computer's CPU will max out at 200%. But what's worrying me is why an application such as VLC would take as much CPU as this...!
Hmm good question. I find that VLC locks up a lot, although it could be because I have insufficient RAM, (512MB in a MB). If I click on a VLC file on the desktop before VLC is running, it can cause real problems, (slowdowns, maxing out the cpu's etc). However, if I open VLC first, and then drag and drop the file in it seems to run ok. Like I said, I hope that this is just a RAM issue that will be fixed when I upgrade. :p