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 Post subject: Acer Revo Maximum CPU Usage
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:51 am 
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I recently purchased an Acer Revo R1600. I upgraded it to 2GB of ram and allocated 512MB to the GPU in the BIOS. The problem I'm having is the simplest tasks max out the CPU, like playing a You Tube video in a window at 360P the CPU usage is above 95% the entire time. I have Microsoft Security Essentials installed and it has not detected any malware or viruses. The latest Nvidia drivers are installed and up to date. In the task manager there are no suspicious processes the bulk of the usage is from chrome and system idle. Also, It came with XP installed it has the same issue on XP, Ubuntu, and Lime Mate. Any suggestions on anything else to check are greatly appreciated. Thanks, Garrett.


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 Post subject: Re: Acer Revo Maximum CPU Usage
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:08 pm 
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That's an Atom proc, yeah? I'm gonna guess that that's the problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Acer Revo Maximum CPU Usage
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:45 pm 
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Yes 1.6ghz Atom I have seem where other people can stream 1080P without a problem...


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 Post subject: Re: Acer Revo Maximum CPU Usage
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:02 pm 
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Yeah, sorry, I was being a little flippant; you're right, I've read netbook (similar specs) reviews where they talk about streaming. It might choke on 1080p, but 360 shouldn't be a problem. Well, it's doing it across multiple OSes, so it has to be something common to them all, so hardware/BIOS. How much RAM can you assign to the GPU? Can you get another 2GB in the machine? If video playback is the main issue I'd look to graphics. Is the video being hardware accelerated? Oh, maybe check for a BIOS update, also.


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 Post subject: Re: Acer Revo Maximum CPU Usage
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:12 pm 
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Open up your task manager and figure out what's using up the CPU.

I have a Atom based tablet with 2GB and it runs YouTube just fine. I'm also using Firefox.


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 Post subject: Re: Acer Revo Maximum CPU Usage
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:18 pm 
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Max I can assign is 512MB, It will take 4GB of ram but in the task manager it never shows it using more than one so I don't think I would gain anything from uping it to 4. How do I tell if it is being hardware accelerated? I have "Use hardware acceleration when available" selected in chrome...Latios XT the only two things it shows with CPU usage is system idle and Chrome


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 Post subject: Re: Acer Revo Maximum CPU Usage
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:32 pm 
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Hmm. Actually looks pretty good. You're right about the RAM. So it's Chrome using all that CPU? Is it just on youtube? Have you tried other streaming video or local video? Same results? Is Task Manager showing processes from all users? Oh, have you tried with Windows native drivers?


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