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14934 Views 63 Replies Latest reply: Feb 12, 2010 3:46 AM by Mike Hume
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2009 3:36 PM (in response to The hatter)And that's in your earlier MP, right? Well, that seems consistent to this story. Really Hatter, you must get an 09 to experience this for yourself, lol. Oh, and a few SSDs too.
No, I'm not happy with these temps at all. And mine seem much higher than most peoples for some reason. It's G5-vu all over again... lol. I have it perfectly set up too, with plenty, and I mean, plenty of room around it with cool air all around. I've been bundling up already to keep my work area nice and cool.
Eh, I'm not that concerned, it just bothers me when I can't figure things out. So essentially I've been bothered ever day of my life so I'm used to it. At least the fans aren't blaring at me like my 2.7, that would be the final straw. And really, for everything I do or can think of doing this machine and my set up is just perfect for me. Plus I've been given personal assurances that this Mac will outlast me. Lol.
Yes, I'm going insane...
You know, I knee jerk to blame Apple but really what company is the common link of the top stories at least in my day so far? Let's see, SSDs and Nehalems... who makes both? Hmm...
Well, even my updated 1st gen Intels have diminished somewhat but really not too bad. However I'm really pleased with my OCZ SSDs. Not a bad word about those yet in the press that I've seen. Now if only they'd start making computers with their own cool graphical OS, that would be something...MP 8-core 2.93GHz, 32 GB RAM, GTX 285, 3xOCZ120, 3xIntel80, 4xVR300, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 30" HD Cinema Display, 20" Cinema Display, iPod touch, G5Quad (JIC)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2009 9:51 PM (in response to The hatter)Apparently I was looking in the wrong place in Activity Monitor to see what all the Flash buzz was about. This is a composite of three images from AM. The top is when viewing a video on YouTube. The middle also is YouTube plus Big Bang Chess (I opened BBC along with another 10 or so apps to see what would happen. I was surprised at the percentage it took. Oddly too, with all those apps open, the percentage for Flash dropped to about half of what is shown).
The bottom shows what happened when I went to the Sheridan site. Having many apps open did not affect that at all.
If this situation and the heat oddity in iTunes is ever addressed, I'd like Apple to do one thing for me. I'd like 100% to actually mean 100%. As it is this seems absurd to me.MP 8-core 2.93GHz, 32 GB RAM, GTX 285, 3xOCZ120, 3xIntel80, 4xVR300, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 30" HD Cinema Display, 20" Cinema Display, iPod touch, G5Quad (JIC)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2009 8:16 AM (in response to Samsara)Couldn't agree more. If you want 100%, rather than 800 or 1600%! (which really is silly) you'll like Windows 7's math.
Actually, 125% or 15% (7.5% with 16-threads) looks normal.
Your system should't use more than 25% per core (400%) unless editing video, something that maxes out and uses each core to maximum advantage. When it gets to 70% or more it can interfere with other background tasks and normal use.
YouTube is parking the odd-number thread/cores, ie., hyper-threading (off) and Windows Resource Monitor shows 5-10% per core (x 4 = 40%) with peak of 64% (Applespeak of 270%) dozen YouTube streams and Sheridan site.Mac Pro 8800GT 10K VelociRaptor, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Windows 7 i7 3.2GHz GTX 260-216