flash and high cpu usage

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by desistyle, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. desistyle macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    Hi there,

    I have a 2.2 ghz macbook with 4 gigs of ram.

    I work for a flash gaming company so i'm constantly browsing the web and playing flash content.

    I like to play games and look at the cpu usage safari is using in activity monitor. Since I've had my macbook, playing a game such as fancy pants adventure 2 (which is an excellent game btw!) uses about 33-40% of the cpu.

    Today I looked at it and the same game is taking up 100% in safari! Still the overall idle cpu goes anywhere from 40-50%.

    I tried restarting my computer but still seeing the same thing. What would cause the jump from 33% to 100%?? I'm confused :confused:
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    Flash on a mac isn't very good at the best of times. However you could try repairing your permission in Disk Utility, sometimes after Safari or Flash has been updated you'll find it needs some repairing of some sort.
  3. chrisbeebops macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2007
    This is normal. Seems Adobe focused more on functionality and compatibility than efficiency when they released Flash for Mac.

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