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sfm5 sfm5 is offline
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Default Mac OSX: Activity Log reports 2 CORES? - 05-22-2009, 07:29 AM

Trying to debug why Hulu is so bad on my Vostro A90, 2G, 16G SSD.

I've tried Safari 4, FF3, and both are equally poor. I look at the Activity Log, and notice that the browser is using 100%+ CPU! Now, as many of you know, you can use more than 100% CPU if you'd got two cores. But this ATOM 1.6 has only one core?

I'm beginning to think that OSX is somehow thinking this machine has 2 cores, and possibly time slicing incorrectly? Would explain poor performance if the OS thinks there are two CPUs when there's only one.

Is anyone else seeing TWO CPU meters when you use Activity Log? Or do you only see one within OS X?

Thanks in advance.
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mfruit mfruit is offline
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Default 05-22-2009, 08:56 AM

I'm guessing the slow Hulu performance comes down to the how slow the Flash plugin runs.

I recently watched some fullscreen HD videos from this page:

fxguide - visual effects news

and they played flawlessly and looked wonderful. However, they're using Quicktime, not Flash.
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Default 05-22-2009, 05:30 PM

Hulu plays beautifully on my Dell Mac mini 9.
I can even plug in an external monitor, play Hulu full screen on it, & surf the Internet at the same time.

Dell mini 9, 2GB RAM, 32GB RunCore SSD, OS X (10.6.7)
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