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post #11 of 16
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the only thing i have Compiz for is for the cube smile.gif
the rest is off.
NVIDIA Driver Version: 260.19.29

i just installed Chrome and tried that, it's ridiculous!
so insane fast eek.gif
and haven't noticed any spikes yet...maybe firefox is the problem confused.gif
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Probably not. I have four tabs open in FF and one is a flash game.
    
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post #13 of 16
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highest cpu usage i've seen of Chrome is 2.4%...
firefox was 40%...
i'm sticking with Chrome for now smile.gif
gonna test it a bit more.
i don't know what else could be a problem...all disks are healthy (tested them all extensively)
my screenlets don't have any spikes either...so i guess that leaves the kernel itself?
i'm running the 2.6.32-27 kernel.
maybe try something else?
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post #14 of 16
Try the FF4 beta? It has 2d accelleration fixed now. =)
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post #15 of 16
Weird. FF might just be going screwy for you.
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If you're using the FF that was built into the distro then it could be the problem. I don't use FF because of personal preference but a lot of distros have built in programs that for some reason act screwy. For Kubuntu it was FF and in openSUSE it is OpenOffice. Basically, if you want to use FF then unistall it if you can and reinstall it. But, I'm a Chromium user so I'm biased against FF. However, if Reconq was faster I think I'd probably be using it.

LOL at Compiz: If you want the cube thing without having to have Compiz I'd recommend KDE, the difference in RAM usage between it and Gnome are almost nonexistent and probably even less when you throw in Compiz.
Edited by Rookie1337 - 1/8/11 at 8:21am
     
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