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I'm running an i7 920 D0 @ 4.0Ghz. I use my PC a lot for productivity.

Right now I have the following open: 5 Chrome windows (almost 30 tabs total), Photoshop (1 web page template, 1 3D mockup), 2 Word windows, 1 Excel window with 3 spreadsheets, 2 notepad windows, 3 file explorer windows, foobar2000 (music) window, plus the following in background... uTorrent, Trillian aggregate instant messaging, Kaspersky Internet Security, and a few other smaller programs.

I find Windows 8 is fantastic at managing RAM (I'm only using 6GB of 12GB) but my CPU is idling at 10-15%. I'm not even doing anything and my 5 Chrome windows are taxing the CPU for 1-3% each.

If I decide to take a break from work and watch a Bluray, CPU usage spikes up to 50-60% occasionally -- resulting in playback stutter. I should mention that the Bluray would be playing on a 1440p monitor, so the GPU/CPU have to do some work upscaling the 1080p image.

So, are Chrome and Media Player Classic being weird or is the i7 920 starting to show its age? frown.gif
     
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The 920 is still better than what AMD puts out right now, so you shouldn't be seeing problems.
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the i7 920 is still a viable cpu. its software thats the problem, not hardware.

at dr/owned the 8350 would like a word with you
 
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Chrome takes a large amount of ram, i use about 10-14Gb of ram daily using Google chrome with around 20+ tabs

the same tabs on firefox is about 4-5Gb, this is why chrome sucks badly
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Chrome takes a large amount of ram, i use about 10-14Gb of ram daily using Google chrome with around 20+ tabs

the same tabs on firefox is about 4-5Gb, this is why chrome sucks badly

That's wild. I have the exact opposite experience lol.
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the i7 920 is still a viable cpu. its software thats the problem, not hardware.

at dr/owned the 8350 would like a word with you

Ya I've considered this. I'm thinking it might be Windows 8 not being so efficient. Maybe Chrome not being so efficient either. I'm hoping Windows Blue -- plus some Chrome updates -- make this better.
     
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the i7 920 is still a viable cpu. its software thats the problem, not hardware.

at dr/owned the 8350 would like a word with you

Ahem: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/11/06/amd-fx-8350-review/5

4 Ghz 920 vs 4.8 8350 and the 920 wins.
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LXIII i guess is because your using Windows 8 instead of 7, cause my chrome is a ram hog. is faster than both IE and Firefox.
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dr/owned this isnt a thread for that anywa. to the OP, chrome has huge memory leaks. like. really bad.
 
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dr/owned this isnt a thread for that anywa. to the OP, chrome has huge memory leaks. like. really bad.

My point was that it's at least as good as an 8350 which AMD users think is the bee's knees, so it's a software and not a hardware problem to explain lag.
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My point was that it's at least as good as an 8350 which AMD users think is the bee's knees, so it's a software and not a hardware problem to explain lag.

except in heavily multithreaded things where amount of cores count, the 8350 stomps the 920.
 
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