View Full Version : [ubuntu] Raring Ringtail CPU & RAM Usage

October 28th, 2012, 09:46 PM
I don't know what changed, during my morning upgrade(s), but CPU usage fell through the floor.

It's been motorboating in the single-digit range, ever since I rebooted. Highly unusual for Unity!!!

Example: I took these screenshots a few minutes ago, for use in a different thread.

Check out the CPU ("Processors") usage in Conky...

http://vindsl.com/images/vindsl-desktop-28-oct-2012-2(650x520).png (http://vindsl.com/images/vindsl-desktop-28-oct-2012-2.png)

http://vindsl.com/images/vindsl-desktop-28-oct-2012-3(650x520).png (http://vindsl.com/images/vindsl-desktop-28-oct-2012-3.png)

System Monitor, which usually drives my CPU crazy (second screenshot), is idling merrily along.

Plus, GiMP is running in the background -- another heavy hitter.

Single-digit CPU usage -- seriously?!?!? Am I still asleep, and dreaming? :confused:

Heh! I've always L-O-V-E-D pre-alpha! It's my favorite time(s) of year!

Anyway, it seems like I read that 'they' were going to work at lowering power consumption in UbuRR, e.g. improve battery time.

Could this be what's at play -- or just a fluke?

October 29th, 2012, 01:00 AM
o.O let's hope it will stay like that, however Alpha versions are usually lighter than final releases >:(

October 29th, 2012, 02:33 AM
On this Dual Core it will load balance to zero. I seen this with quantal alpha2.

October 29th, 2012, 09:07 AM
That's correct, the cpu usage is between 0-8%, rarely jumping to 11%