Topic Title: A8 6500 - not being utilized fully
Topic Summary: CPU Question
Created On: 01/12/2014 02:28 PM
Status: Post and Reply
Linear : Threading : Single : Branch
Search Topic Search Topic
Topic Tools Topic Tools
View similar topics View similar topics
View topic in raw text format. Print this topic.
 01/12/2014 02:28 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon

Posts: 2
Joined: 01/12/2014

I am using a programme called Melodyne (standalone) however whenever I load up a audio file to be analysed by the programme, half of the audio file is analysed in approximately 1 minute and 40 seconds whilst the rest of the file takes at least half an hour to be analysed. Only then can I edit the file and start working on it. (The audio file is equally complex from beginning to end) What I notice is that for the first 1 minute and a half the processor is almost fully utilised ( task manager shows it as running at %96-99 capacity (3.8-4.0 ghz) but after 1 minute and 40 seconds the speed lapses and the processor slows down drastically to around %30 utilization for the next half hour to 45 minutes. My CPU behaves the same with all files I attempt to open with Celemony’s Melodyne

Why is that? Is it something to do with processor cooling policy which can be tweaked somewhere?

If the CPU is running on ‘turbo’ speed (as the box says it can do) for the first minute and half, why does it drop down to %30 afterwards and not any higher? I have only Melodyne running and no other applications. I have heard anti-virus/spyware/malware software can slow things down but this didn’t resolve my issue with Melodyne. I have plenty of storage space foe Melodyne’s cache files on my SSD so that is not a problem.

Any advice would be much appreciated.


Windows 8.1 64bit, CPU =  AMD A8 6500, Motherboard = Gigabyte F2A88X-D3H (Bios Version F3, ), RAM = 16 Gig at 1333Mhz, AMD Catalyst Driver Version 13.25, Graphics = AMD Radeon HD 8570D (integrated), Power Supply = ACE Black Edition A-600 BR (600W Output), Monitor= Packard Bell Viseo 190W, Solid State Drive= SanDisk SDSSDP-064G-G25 64GB Pulse SATA 6Gb/s

 01/12/2014 06:08 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon

Posts: 705
Joined: 04/01/2013

Same as your other change the Power settings from Balanced to High Performance.


AMD A10-5800K, XFX 7850 Ultra OC Edition 975MHz, 16GB RAM, Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit, MSI 7778 motherboard, 500W PSU, HP P7-1235, CCC 13.12 WHQL

93066 users are registered to the AMD Support and Game forum.
There are currently 4 users logged in.

FuseTalk Hosting Executive Plan v3.2 - © 1999-2015 FuseTalk Inc. All rights reserved.