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I'm using Firefox 4 Beta 9 and whenever I watch a video or render anything, my CPU usage skyrockets and my GPU sits there doing nothing. Is it something to do with my 8800GTS (G80, mind) or am I doing something wrong?
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I'm using Firefox 4 Beta 9 and whenever I watch a video or render anything, my CPU usage skyrockets and my GPU sits there doing nothing. Is it something to do with my 8800GTS (G80, mind) or am I doing something wrong?
Should be enabled by default. Check your advanced tab in options and look at the general tab. Your hardware acceleration should be enabled there. Use this test to see if it is working or not:

http://demos.hacks.mozilla.org/openweb/HWACCEL/

Edit: Just to let you know, even with that test, my gpu usage was 0% and with a 1080p video on youtube, I only get 2-6% usage.
Edited by Kokin - 1/16/11 at 6:36pm
    
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Yeah, the option is ticked in both Firefox and Flash. That test makes my CPU work much harder and my GPU remains doing nothing.

*Out of curiousity, what does your CPU usage look like when you're watching a 1080p Youtube video?
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Ah, sorry for the long response, but watching the Avatar 1080p trailer on Youtube, I would get usage of 3%-25% with the avg around 10%-15%.
    
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