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CPU Usage

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April 10, 2011 11:28:40 AM

Just a quick and simple question, what is a processors usage influenced by? Say a program uses 50% cpu at stock settings then you overclock the cpu by 1ghz would that program still use 50% cpu?


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April 10, 2011 1:01:18 PM

I'm not a programmer but as I understand it for the program not to utilize the processor to the max it has to be coded that way or its waiting. Waiting for a time interval, waiting for data to load, waiting on user, waiting for an event or other trigger...

So if you have a program that fully loaded into ram and that only uses 50% cpu I would have to guess that its coded not to use more (ie - its allowing other programs to get some cpu time) so it will probably still use 50% cpu but finish quicker on the OC'd system.
April 11, 2011 5:44:52 PM

Best answer selected by MadCatz900.