CPU Usage Question


  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Home
       #1

    CPU Usage Question


    Just a quick question. Is it normal for your CPU usage to fluctuate up to 30% to 40% when scrolling through web pages such as Facebook and then drop to a normal range of 3% to 8% when you are done scrolling?
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  2. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
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    I'd guess so. I know nothing at all about Facebook, but my CPU just jumped from 5 to 28% when I refreshed a random web page.

    Better that it did than didn't. What's the point of having firepower if you aren't going to use it?
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  3. Posts : 1,229
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    Scrolling some web pages can be a very complex task for the browser and require considerable CPU time. It all depends on the details of how the web page is implemented.
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  4. Faith's Avatar
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    Depends on the CPU core counts, but generally yes it's normal. Some browsers and sites are better at handling content, but FB in particular is notorious to hog a lot of system resources.
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  6. Posts : 2,058
    Windows 10
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    The Task Manager CPU usage is just an approx display of CPU usage for a user, it is not what is really going on which is too fast for display purposes, thus a suitable display graph is generated by the software i.e. the Task Manager.
    That seems to be updated at a rate of 800 ms by the looks of it.

    The fluctuations as viewed by the Task Manager could easily be 40% by scrolling a webpage.
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  7. Lugh's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 1803
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    nihil66861986 said:
    Here are my system specs
    My desktop is similar spec to your system, and I often see CPU spikes to 30-40% on more complex web pages.
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  8. eLPuSHeR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64
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    Yes. It seems normal to me. The web has exponentially increased in complexity. Most webpages aren't even properly optimized and web browsers tend to hog a lot of resources too.
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