Flip Words hogging CPU

[Post New]by samsterid on Oct 5, 09 11:35 AM
I am a tech support person who helps homeowners with their computers.
I have noticed that Flip Words is always using 50% of CPU resource - even if the player is not doing anything. Is this normal behavior for that program?

I downloaded the trial version myself to confirm the behavior - why would such a simple game need that much CPU?

Is there any option or command line switch that would lower the CPU percentage?

Thanks - Sam

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Re:Flip Words hogging CPU

[Post New]by vicalana on Oct 5, 09 11:57 AM
Sam, bless you, I have no idea what you are talking about.

Edited on 10/05/2009 at 11:57:51 AM PST


Re:Flip Words hogging CPU

[Post New]by samsterid on Oct 5, 09 12:18 PM
OK - I will try to explain again.

CPU = Central Processing Unit - the main brain of your computer.

There is a way find out on what fraction of the "brain" power of the computer (CPU) is being used by any particular program.
This is done by pressing CTRL-ALT-DELETE on the keyboard - which brings up the Task Manager;
From there you click on the Processes tab, and you will see that the Process for Flip Words (Flip words.exe) is always using 45-50% of the CPU.

That is a lot for such a simple game.
Maybe there is a different forum I should post to with technical questions?


Re:Flip Words hogging CPU

[Post New]by dankiser on Oct 28, 10 9:33 AM
Sam's right, FIip Words is a hog. In my case it's worse; I have a older PC with only 1Gig of ram and the game uses about 80%. I have sent notes to Big Fish Tech Support recently asking if there isn't a version of the game that uses less memory; no reply so far. I would appreciate any ideas. Thanks. Dan

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