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Hi. I recently installed linux, and followed this http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=107986 thread to get the driver for my ati 9800 based chip. It working ok, but when i play games, watch movies, ...
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    High cpu usage


    Hi.
    I recently installed linux, and followed this

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=107986

    thread to get the driver for my ati 9800 based chip. It working ok, but when i play games, watch movies, watch tv on my computer my cpu sometimes max out.

    Specs:
    AMD 2800
    Sapphire 9800 Pro
    Slackware 10

    I use cedega (winex) to play counter strike. It's working ok, but it use all my cpu. When i watch a movie in xine, my cpu utilization is between 60-70%. Is this a known problem, or have i done something wrong?



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    amd athlon processors are not so good with multimedia as pentium4 ones...although have you checked the processes running on the system or the size of your swap partition?
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    and post what you get with ps -aux command running in a terminal..
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    Thank you for the respons, stathisx, but it's working better now. I made some changes to my kernel, and re-installed/compiled the Ati driver. My kernel changes was not related to my graphichs, so it's probably the re-compile/install of the drivers that made the difference. Xine now use ~20% +/- cpu, and thats way better than before...

    Thank you for the respons!


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