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Anyone experience heavy CPU usage with Shockwave Flash? I'm using an Intel i3 2.27 GHZ Dell laptop with 4 GB of RAM running Windows 7.

The CPU usage is low-to-moderate (i.e. varying betweeen 20-50%) until a page is referenced that uses Shockwave Flash (ex. streaming video). Then CPU usage goes up to 90-100%. Video playback is slow and stuttery and the whole system is affected (due to the CPU going principally to Flash).

I've tried Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer and they all had the same problem. All three web browsers work just fine until Shockwave Flash starts running.


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