On Wednesday 30 March 2005 04:42, Gert Cuykens wrote:
Probably the load of showing content or waiting for input, and the like. X is
big. It also uses a lot (if possible an awful lot) of memory. Showing
graphics can be a complicated thing which can require the cpu to do some work
now and then (think placement, repainting, frequency locking, and so on and
having to wait for those and catch the signals if they change).
If I would have my TV viewer running (kmplayer) and do nothing for an extended
period of time I bet it would show a lot more cpu than 1% still.
up cpu easily even for common tasks. I have a brand new oven (thats an intel
mobo with a 3.4 GHz processor) and it gets a lot more noisy (fans spinning
faster) when making world (in 35 minutes) or playing a dvd or a low bandwidth
encoded mediastream in (k)mplayer. Anything that makes the cpu really have to
Besides, the optimal cpu time used for any process is 100% as they all compete
for cpu bandwidth (if the system would be under duress). So basically your
system is doing great and is not overloaded at all. It's gravely underused
one might argue ;-)