Flash and CPU

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jay1818182728, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Jay1818182728 macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2012
    Just wondering if my CPU usuage with flash is normal, so I know flash normal uses a lot of CPU. The thing is thought this is kinda stupid, the chrome flash process in task manager jumps up from around 2.5% CPU when not using flash to around 250% CPU when playing a flash online game.


    The Idle on the computer also goes from around 90% Idle CPU without game, to around 12% Idle with a game.

    Is this normal? Or way too much?
  2. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    That's weird. Flash seems to have been much improved lately to the point of not noticing it running with Safari. Then again, I don't play Flash games - just YouTube and Hulu.

    Looking at your screenshot, I assume you have a Retina 15"? It should be running Flash faster than my 2011 model, at least for online video.
  3. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    Flash is a resource hog in general, but especially in OSX.
  4. scenox macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2012
    It's normal, when i watch a highly compressed flash video, i have cpu usage of 110 % on rMBP (85% idle).

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