Flash and CPU

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

  1. Jay1818182728 macrumors newbie

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    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.

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    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

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    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 604

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

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    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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