I opened about 30 Microsoft Edge web pages.. the CPU usage can reach 75%. Why is there so much CPU usage for opened web pages? My processor is Intel Corei5 3.2 Ghz and 16 Gigs of DDR3 RAM.
To put a bit of a finer point on it, it depends on the website. Some websites present static images and involve no background processing (PF, for example, unless something is embedded in a post). Others have active graphics and even continuous or periodic downloading of new information.jedishrfu said:The graphics on each page, the graphical layout. These take some cpu processing work.
If you think about it each page takes 2.5% of cpu usage which is pretty small in general so it would make sense that 30 pages opened simultaneously.
The ads were my first thought. They will be running on most internet pages and 30 pages would have a lot of ads with videos.russ_watters said:Then I turned off my ad-blocker and re-loaded: 3.4-4.6%.
Dang spelling Nazis! ;>)phinds said:There would also probably be a lot of ads.
kiki_danc said:I tried only one web page. Why does Task Manager reports (8)? what does 8 mean? The web page seems to hang.. and heavy usage seems to occur when it hangs..
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Site devs usually builds a site to support a few version of some few common browser (with the most common addons and environment). It is actually not too hard to occassionally met some inconveniences. Especially when you push it (30 pages opened in one go feels a bit excessive for me).kiki_danc said:about the heavy CPU usage of that particular website with Edge.. any theory why?
I agree. You should expect a heavy CPU usage from 30 pages (at least for several minutes while they load). I tested a couple of browsers and saw similar behavior on all of them. @russ_watters comment about using ad-blockers is a good suggestion if you want better performance. (although I haven't tested it to see if it helped much)Rive said:Site devs usually builds a site to support a few version of some few common browser (with the most common addons and environment). It is actually not too hard to occassionally met some inconveniences. Especially when you push it (30 pages opened in one go feels a bit excessive for me).
Depends on many things. Some AD-blocker/browser combinations tends to cause heavy CPU loads on some websites, especially if too many filters are active.FactChecker said:using ad-blockers is a good suggestion if you want better performance.
If AVG identified the malware, did it remove it? You should repeat the scan and see if AVG thinks your computer is now clean. (I use Norton. I like it but it is certainly not free.)kiki_danc said:AVG reported I have tracking malware (maybe one reason for the slowdown even if only one web page opened.. maybe someone's using my CPU power for processing their task...)... What is the best antivirus or antimalware have you guys encounter (preferably free) that can remove all tracking malware (that can track everything I do in the computer and send the information elsewhere)?