What's this CPU stuff mean? :homer:

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    What's this CPU stuff mean? :homer:

    Utilization 100%
    Speed 1.91 Ghz
    Processess 131
    Threads 1633
    Handles 79003
    Base speed 1.9GHz
    sockets 1
    cores 2
    logical processors 2
    L1 cache 256kb
    L2 cache 2.0MB

    this is what i'm getting from the AMD A4-3300M on my laptop, 3 windows open on Edge and downloading a video game. last fall, changed out the HDD for an SSD and went from 4gb ram to 8gb ram, that made little to no difference so i'm back to 4gb ram. i was curious if that was causing a slowdown, pulled the other 4gb and saw no change, left it out.

    anyways, of those numbers, what ones mean more than others any of them?


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    #2
    Firstly it's a shitty processor.
    Secondly go to the details view in task manager, sort by cpu usage, and see what the fuck is eating 100% of your cpu.

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      #3
      Processes currently:
      Epic Games Launcher 36% (downloading Civ VI)
      Microsoft Edge 6%
      WMI Provider Host (?) 15%
      Task Manager 5%

      and about 5-10 things that are all under 1%



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        #4
        when i posted this reply, Edge went up to 30% cpu usage

        CPU is from ~2011 or early 2012, so i figure it is probably a bit out of date, just curious what would look different for a comparison to a new one. there is almost too much information out there on the internet regarding those things


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          #5
          https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebo...u/td-p/6647182

          welp, according to that thread on what should be the same or similar notebook to what i have, pavilion G7, i went ahead and bought an AMD A8-3520M from Hong Kong (support their independence!) for ~$26.


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            #6
            Originally posted by Provience View Post
            when i posted this reply, Edge went up to 30% cpu usage
            a couple ajax things fire off when you post, which visually is similar to opening several browser tabs at once so they can all send data somewhere. It hits your CPU but your front end experience is faster because your main tab isn't trying to do so much. 30% seems high tho....
            America is all about speed, hot nasty bad ass speed.
            -Elenore Roosevelt

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              #7
              Originally posted by Austin View Post

              a couple ajax things fire off when you post, which visually is similar to opening several browser tabs at once so they can all send data somewhere. It hits your CPU but your front end experience is faster because your main tab isn't trying to do so much. 30% seems high tho....
              apparently it depends on what else my CPU is doing. when i had nothing else going on and just did a reply in a different thread, Edge shot up to 50% CPU usage Some things really suck it down and it is like i'm trying to ping off the moon to get the letters from my keyboard to the screen.

              facebook has been probably the worst for the last couple years. I can type out a full sentence, go back and change a word, then try to type out the rest all before the first letter appears on the screen end up with lots of typos that way.


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                #8
                this site has actually seemed to have improved today compared to yesterday and the day before. maybe being midnight helps 😶


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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Provience View Post

                  apparently it depends on what else my CPU is doing. when i had nothing else going on and just did a reply in a different thread, Edge shot up to 50% CPU usage Some things really suck it down and it is like i'm trying to ping off the moon to get the letters from my keyboard to the screen.

                  facebook has been probably the worst for the last couple years. I can type out a full sentence, go back and change a word, then try to type out the rest all before the first letter appears on the screen end up with lots of typos that way.
                  yea facebook is mostly ajax based ....

                  I'd just stick that think back in the crypt you found it in and get a new one
                  America is all about speed, hot nasty bad ass speed.
                  -Elenore Roosevelt

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                    #10
                    Damn those are slow Is the new one the correct socket? Looking at this it would seem different...... Also added my laptop CPU for comparison.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Austin View Post

                      yea facebook is mostly ajax based ....

                      I'd just stick that think back in the crypt you found it in and get a new one
                      daily use since new, the only time it really seemed painfully slow was playing Civ V, now that i've got Civ VI from the free link, it's time to try out the upgrade.

                      gah darn, i had to redo my licenses for bendtech and autosketch and featurecam just from putting in a new SSD. don't particularly want to deal with that again for a while yet, so i'm hoping to get at least a few more years out of it before it needs to be replaced.

                      new laptops are hundreds of dollars You can get a pretty nice steering wheel and disconnect for that price


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                        #12
                        Originally posted by OllieNZ View Post
                        Damn those are slow Is the new one the correct socket? Looking at this it would seem different...... Also added my laptop CPU for comparison.

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                        huh, can't zoom in on that picture. i can see the bolt numbers, at first i thought "oh, well ~1.3k vs ~1.5k isn't so bad....oh wait, that is 1.3k vs 11.5k


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                          #13
                          they "should" both be 35w AM1 or FM1 or whatever signal version 1 is.

                          i just wasn't sure what all the performance numbers meant, until i found the A8 for under $30 and figured it would probably be worth a shot at that price either way


                          edit: well, dang, that website says the A8 is FS1 instead of FM1. oh well...


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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Provience View Post

                            huh, can't zoom in on that picture. i can see the bolt numbers, at first i thought "oh, well ~1.3k vs ~1.5k isn't so bad....oh wait, that is 1.3k vs 11.5k
                            Right click > open in new tab. That should bring it up full size. To be fair my laptop is only a few weeks old (released late last year IIRC)

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by OllieNZ View Post

                              Right click > open in new tab. That should bring it up full size. To be fair my laptop is only a few weeks old (released late last year IIRC)
                              my laptop at work is pretty well new, but man does it run like smoked dog shit many days. of course, that is likely 100% network and virtual machine stuff, but still it seems to give me some bias against newer computers. it certainly doesn't seem to be 10x better than what i'm using currently.

                              edit: new tab did the thing, thanks


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