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A question

By KillaFx
Mar 13, 2007
  1. Hey guys i have a quick question.
    My computer specs are as follows.

    Mobo:a8n32 Sli Deluxe Mobo
    Ram:2 Gig pc3200
    gfx:Nvidia7950
    Hd:Rapter 7200 250Gig Sata
    proc. Amd Athlon 64 fx-57
    OS:Windows XP

    Ok for some reason when I play things on JAVA or do anything of that sort like encode a movie. MY cpu % goes very high near 100%. I remmember i used to have a P4 pc with 1 gig of ram and it used to rune Runescape at 33% CPU. Well i was wondering is it my CPU that sucks or is it sofware related.
    Oh yah when i play Counter-Strike or any OpenGL games my cpu% seems to be fine.
     
  2. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    I'd be surprised if encoding a movie doesn't utilize close to 100% of the cpu.

    You gotta compare apples to apples, run the same things, and if cpu utilization is still higher on your newer rig, then there might be something a little off...
     
  3. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

    I think its utilization, might just be the program. If more problems persist look into better ram or cpu overclocking
     
  4. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Zzz... If he wanted to overclock, it would have been done ages ago. Nobody buys FX chips for the heck of it. Unless it was secondhand or something....

    Better RAM/CPU overclocking wouldn't solve anything, if it had something to do with the JAVA program itself.
     
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

    that's true, I dont work java much, no need here, from what i read some java scripts can pull your pc down to hell
     
  6. KillaFx

    KillaFx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    wow guys thanks for the quick post! yup CMH apples to apples my newer rig which is supposably better does way worse. Do you guys think its a software issue?
     
  7. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

    We're concluding that its software, and not hardware, yes you have it right, you shouldnt worry much at all
     
  8. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    I'm assuming you're running runescape on your FX57.

    Might be JAVA requiring more CPU cycles? It doesn't lag does it?
     
  9. KillaFx

    KillaFx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Nah it doesnt lag, but the thing is that it runs at 50% and then if i go to a place were there is allot of ppl its at 100% and it lags hell. And if i rune a Macro script cuz i Script in Pascal it laggs like hell. Should I reformat?

    Edited for legal reasons.
     
  10. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Lol.

    Might just be that Java's inefficient on AMD systems. Or that you've got other crap running in the background.

    As for programming, I don't do programming, and I've got no clue what you're on about there :D
     
  11. KillaFx

    KillaFx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    oh ok. But if u were me what would you do?
     
     
  12. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    Lol runescape...

    (Bump)
     
  13. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42


    runescape, wait, my 12 year old brothers play that, lol /end thread
     
  14. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    If its not causing trouble, I'd leave it alone. If you're only having problems with JAVA, I'd say reinstall JAVA and see what happens. Maybe try a different JAVA program. Worst case scenario, I'd reformat the comp, and see if things are better. This is considered pretty drastic tho, I wouldn't rush into reformatting my comp.
     
  15. KillaFx

    KillaFx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    bumpadump` come on guys
     
  16. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Hey, the best solution is to stop playing runescape. Worst game ever made. Go buy a REAL game and **** runescape. ;)
     
  17. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42


    lol i thought i /end thread this post for that exact reason. pfft
     
  18. KillaFx

    KillaFx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Well its not only on Runescape its on other Java things and Random things aswell like encoding a movie.
     
  19. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

    I think ts software issues with Java. you might just be beating a dead horse on this one. I think you're fine
     
  20. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 454

    As for encoding a movie, it's perfectly normal for CPU utilization to go up to 100%. Most programs that encode movies use 100% CPU usage all the time, and if you happen to have a fast processor then it will just finish the encoding a bit faster. If you really want to lower CPU usage while encoding a movie, just set the priority lower.
     
  21. KillaFx

    KillaFx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    oh ok Thank You, I appreciate the help i think what im going to do is reinstall Java even though i have the latest version. And if problems persis but legit windows and reformat.
     
  22. KillaFx

    KillaFx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    I just reinstalled Java and nothing, im beginning to think its my CPU, ram or my windows. Please give your opinions. Oh yah and by the way Windows recognizes 2 gigs of ram under my compter properties. It is cheap ram though if that might have anything to do with it. Thank You in advance Techspot members!
    Have a nice night.
    God Bless
    -KillaFx
     
  23. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Did you try a Java program from a different company?
     
  24. KillaFx

    KillaFx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Hmmm nope what u mean by that? can you give me an example?
     
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