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Reduce Mac OS X's Flash CPU usage

Reduce Mac OS X's Flash CPU usage

I have been experiencing high CPU usage (138%) on my MacBook, while looking at flash videos on the internet with the Firefox browser. Mostly this usage makes itself noticeable by the loud noise of the fans and a hot MacBook which is very annoying for me.

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Guest [Entry]

You can try using a Flash Blocker (eg. FlashBlock for Firefox, ClickToFlash for Safari - loads the H.264 files using QuickTime instead!) to help alleviate the CPU spike caused by ads. However in terms of just the spike caused by using Flash, you can try upgrading to 10.1 (available at labs.adobe.com). However there isn't much alternative beyond Adobe improving the performance of their plug-in.
Guest [Entry]

You can increase the sessionstore interval in firefox about:config which works great for Youtube, and I have seen it make a difference on other flash based items as well. Here is a write up on it. http://www.firefoxfacts.com/2009/08/24/speed-up-flash-videos-in-firefox/