power mac g5 cpu question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by starfox101, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. starfox101 macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2006
    I have a G5 2.3 x 2. This weekend I have been using Mpeg Streamclip to edit some video files. Just for fun I checked the stats using istat pro. Mpeg Streamclip was only using 15-20 % cpu. The computer was as high as 86% idle. What up with that? Is there a way to assign more power? I need more power :) I mean I don't want 86 % idle, can I give 86 % to the task?

    Thanks for the help
  2. leekohler macrumors G5


    Dec 22, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    I have a dual-core 2.0. I'd love to know the answer to that one as well.

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