Let me get a little wordy - sorry.
In all programs that use a pointing device or keyboard, the computer is never 'doing nothing' it is constantly monitoring the position of the mouse and/or whether a key has been pressed. The mere movement of the mouse one increment (not even a pixel) will trigger a whole bunch of code to see where it is now and whether a key has been pressed or not. This is basically what is called ( unless it's changed in the last few years) object oriented programming. So that jump to a higher % is the computer getting ready to take further action. Even though you do not press the mouse key you will note that your selection may be highlighted - the computer is getting ready for you.
I write my own software for about 25 years now,
and I'm developing my own 3D software and 3D game engines.
If your program is ok, (well written) and you minimize your program,
I had never the use cpu time.
There must be something else,
I installed more ram in my PC 1GB, 2GB, 2.5 GB and all the same ??
I tested it on 3 of my computers with the same result ??
only on my P IV it worked ok.
OS = WIN XP pro - SP3
CPU = AMD Athlon XP
RAM = 2 GB (now)
Anti Virus = NOD32
I installed new mouse with other driver, same problem.
I use very heavy 3D modeling software, and more than one 3D mesh editors on the same time on the PC,
once they are minimized they not using cpu time at all.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2011, 12:04:31 PM by marc_256 »
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