World Clock Widget Using 7% CPU?!?

iWillard

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According to the System Stat widget, my world clock widget was using 7%+ of my CPU constantly whilst other apps are using .04% ... wha? moving the second hand takes a lot of processing power apparently? :confused:
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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It has probably crashed or at least having major problems. My two instances of World Clock use 0.00% CPU (once they're initiated). Try to just kill it and start it again. That usually helps when some of my widgets gets a hang-up.

Edit: Aaah... just noticed that you're using the System Stat widget, the stupidest widget there is (because Dashboard and all the javascript widgets are major RAM and CPU hogs when Dashboard is running, and only medium so when Dashboard isn't), don't use that, use something like XRG or just good ol' Activity Monitor to monitor your system resources... :rolleyes:

My two World Clocks are using ~12% CPU each when Dashboard is running.
 

Lacero

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In relation to what? 7% on a G4 400Mhz iMac or a Dual G5 2.7Ghz PowerMac? If latter, you're in serious trouble. :D

NM. Sigs is turned off but I see you got a PB. Have no clue.
 

eXan

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Lacero said:
In relation to what? 7% on a G4 400Mhz iMac or a Dual G5 2.7Ghz PowerMac? If latter, you're in serious trouble. :D

NM. Sigs is turned off but I see you got a PB. Have no clue.
Sorry there's no 400 MHz G4 iMac ;) :D

According to Activity Monitor my World Clock takes 0 CPU % while Dashboard is not active and 15 % while Dashboard is active. So I guess 7 % is much better than what I get :(
 

iWillard

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
Edit: Aaah... just noticed that you're using the System Stat widget, the stupidest widget there is
I dunno... i think the "Automatic Kernel Panic Widget" is worse... :p

but i digress... makes sense that they take up a lot when dashboard is up... but it was weird to see "World Clock" as the top process... :eek: especially when i had other, larger, more involved widgets running...

anyway, whatever... s'all good now...
 
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