flash videos = 100% cpu usage

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fowler., Aug 26, 2008.

  1. fowler. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2004
    Is this normal? I have an og CD 2.16 macbook pro and every time i watch a flash video, the fans start blowing and cpu usage is through the roof..

    Kinda frustrating..
  2. mwpeters8182 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Yeah - flash doesn't perform all that well under OS X. Hopefully this will change in the future, but I've always found it a bit frustrating, especially since everyone is switching to Flash video as a standard, it seems.
  3. Markor macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2008
    Flash is broken technology to High CPU usage

    It is no question of Operating system you use.
    Flash is just broken technology that attributes more to the global warming then all your refrigerators combine.

    Flash is running inside browser on Windows, Linux, solaris, MacOSX
    it always use 100% cpu time.
    If you open multiple pages with Flash then yopu can say goodbuye to all of your
    low-power cpu`s and notebook batteries with no regard to OS.

    I personally use Flash blocker named Noscript to block All javascript and Flash
    in my Seamonkey (and Firefox) browsers.
    I turn on both only on selected sites and temporarily for those I visit infrequent
    then close browser window for such site and together Flash beast with it.

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