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CPU load readings off

Discussion in 'RealTemp' started by OnlineBurn, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. OnlineBurn New Member

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    Hey guys, my CPU load percentages as shown in realtemp are off from what are shown in other programs.

    When my CPU is idle, as in no programs running just my desktop, the load is strangely high.
    But while I'm doing something, the load percentage strangely drops?!

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    Task manager shows 0%-5% load
    My desktop gadget shows 0%-5% load
    RealTemp shows 50%-60% load

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    RealTemp shows 20%-40% load while playing a youtube video.

    Any idea how I can fix this...?
    Thanks in advance guys!
     
  2. Aquinus

    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

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    You you mind filling out your system specs in your profile? What kind of processor and memory do you have. That could tell us which application is right (I'm willing to bet Task Manager is.) Have you tried running something like WPrime or Prime95 to see if the task manager goes up when your CPU runs 100%?
     
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    unclewebb RealTemp Author

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    RealTemp GT is designed for the 6 core CPUs. A P7450 only has 2 cores so try running the regular version of RealTemp.

    RealTemp reports the percentage of time that the CPU is in the C0 state but on the Core 2 mobile processors, the time spent in the various deeper sleep states like C3/C4, screwed up this calculation. I think this bug was corrected in the most recent version of RealTemp.exe
     
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    Aquinus is right. Please edit and add your system specs.

    When it comes to windows monitoring applications the can vary. Not sure why you are so concerned about load though. Especially if you're no OC'ing.

    Like Aquinus said....we cannot advise you until we see your systems specs. :cool:
     
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    Does it matter? you know task manager is right sooo...
     
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    True Yo...why I said...who cares about load unless your stressing to the max
     
  7. unclewebb

    unclewebb RealTemp Author

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    When you have a mobile P7450, minimizing C0% when your CPU is idle is a great way to increase your battery run time. The RealTemp C0% number is a great way to hunt down and minimize all the Windows background junk that is running on your computer.

    OnlineBurn: Can you post a screen shot of the regular version of RealTemp so I can make sure that it is working correctly. Thanks.
     

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