CNet: "Flash Player demanded a surprising 114.4 percent of the iMac's CPU processes."

Discussion in 'iMac' started by thermal, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    This is going to be fun. :rolleyes:

    It's amusing to see the media act like it's some sort of new news.
  2. gjw4u macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    Well at least 139 Users already replied with comments to Cnet's article. Hope Apple will finally acknowledge this issue and get it fixed.
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    How and in what ways? Unless they can do something with OS X, isn't this an Adobe/Flash problem like it has been for a long time?
  4. Jiten macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2008
    Ugh, remind me to never again read Cnet's comment section. Reading through all that trolling is like shifting through a garbage dump.
  5. 300D macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2009
    It is and always was an Adobe, not Apple, problem. Anyone trying to watch a small youtube video on a PPC machine can tell you that. It takes 105% of my CPU power to play a normal video and 180% to play "HD"!
  6. tofagerl macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2006
    Actually, this sounds like a problem with the video drivers and the flash plugin cooperating.
  7. xtend macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2009
    i agree.. the same flash version does not have problems on other macs !

    On my unibody macbook, 9400M : high cpu load: yes, choppy video: NO !

  8. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    I literally cannot watch youtubes on my 27" i7. I have no clue what to do about this. It seems no one has this problem anymore. I'm totally updated. If anyone has any other suggestions, please holler.
  9. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    if you got a ppc mac DONT upgrade to flashplayer 10 as it try`s to claim the processor for itself and the ram too
    flashplayer 9 is far better , it even works on my iMac g3 so i can watch youtube videos , apart from the ones which need flashplayer 10
    its not adobe alone who makes this crab programming , i found over the years that programmers took less and less afford into making programs that use as less resources as possible , years ago programers had a bit of pride to make programs that could run even on older computers but today it seems like there had been no computers invented until 2007 for them
  10. agr5 macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2009
    Don't get me wrong, I have been an Apple owner/user for 6+ years, but this issue bugs the hell out of me. It is obviously an issue with Apple and Adobe both. I mean windows machines play flash videos just fine. Why not Apples? I have a 6 yr old PB and it is a problem, but expected. I recently found click2flash and this helps sometimes. I am contemplating buying a 27" i5 or i7 and figured that flash would be a non-issue but it doesn't sound like it. This is pretty disappointing. :(
  11. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    I never had a single issue with my previous iMac in 3 years.

    Flash is at the top of my Activity monitor sucking up everything. Running around 112% etc. Can't get through a youtube without pounding my head on the table.

    I'm just concerned because the last Snow update seems to have helped everyone but not me?
  12. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

    Sep 24, 2008
    Boon Docks USA

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