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Dreamweaver CS6 - Always 100% CPU

May 9, 2012 5:47 AM

Tags: #dreamweaver #cpu #100% #high_cpu_usage

Hi,

 

I've just installed the trial of Dreamweaver CS6. And I noticed it's always taking 100% of the CPU!!

 

I disabled RELATED FILES, deleted the cache, but it still takes 100% of the CPU.

 

The CPU goes down to 0% once I enter any menu in Dreamweaver.

 

I tried all the solution offered here: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/656747 but it still didn't helped.

 

Any advice?

 

Thanks!

 
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    May 9, 2012 6:15 AM   in reply to shdskj_gfd

    I've been testing Dreamweaver CS6 on both Windows and Mac for several months, and have not encountered CPU problems on either system.

     

    Obviously, that's not much help to you, but it sounds as though it's likely to be something specific to your system that's causing the spike. Adobe doesn't offer technical support for trial versions, but if you post more details of your operating system and specifications, it might help others narrow down the cause of the problem.

     
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    May 9, 2012 6:32 AM   in reply to shdskj_gfd

    Well, I'm on Windows 7 64-bit with Xeon Duo and 12 GB of RAM. I have related files turned on, and Dreamweaver CS6 is running as quiet as a (sleeping) baby. The obvious difference is that I have a much larger amount of RAM, but 4GB should be more than adequate for Dreamweaver unless you're running other heavy-use programs.

     

    FWIW, my Mac has only 4 GB of RAM and a much less powerful processor. It also runs Dreamweaver CS6 without any problem, even with related files enabled.

     

    I wonder if it has anything to do with antivirus or firewall software?

     
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    May 9, 2012 7:35 AM   in reply to shdskj_gfd

    I'm having the exact same issues. I'm running Windows 7 x86 dual-core and Dreamweaver eats up an entire core while just sitting there with no files open. If i pull up the preferences dialog window, the CPU usage drops to nearly 0% but as soon as I close out the preferences window, it jumps back up to 50% (100% of one of the CPU cores). It's so bad that it's nearly unusable.  Just editing a simple page with several paragraphs of content takes literally 2-3 seconds to insert a line break in the text.

     

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

     
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    May 10, 2012 2:16 PM   in reply to shdskj_gfd

    Hello,

     

    I'm also having this exact problem. I tried a gazillion options but I can't fix it!

     

    I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate X64 on a P6100 Dual Core 2.10Ghz, 4Gig Ram DDR3, ATI Radeon 5470M + Switchable Graphics (Intel), 320Gig HDD.

     

    On CS5 (and CS5.5) this problem occured once in a while, but it was random... now it's constantly happening!

     
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    May 12, 2012 12:34 PM   in reply to shdskj_gfd

    Hello, I'm also having this problem. Notebook: Intel Core i5-460M, 4 GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 420M.

    I think the problem might be in nVidia Optimus.

     
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    May 12, 2012 8:09 PM   in reply to ELKirill

    Using DW6 on a Mac here with only 4GB and I'm at 92-94% idle on my CPU, so no issues here with CPU consumption.

     
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    May 16, 2012 1:54 AM   in reply to shdskj_gfd

    Same here (w7 pro 64bit, 4gb and core2 duo): 100% core occupance, 0% if menu opened.

    Intel integrated vga. No nvidia drivers.

     
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    May 17, 2012 12:32 PM   in reply to shdskj_gfd

    I got the same problem using CS6 version of Dreamweaver (12.0 build 5808).

     

    Even without opening any document (so simply just by starting DW with its blank page) it constantly uses 50% of one of the CPU's core.

     

    When i click on a menu item (for example, "File" or "Commands"), and the menu is visible & active, the Dreamweaver.exe's CPU usage drops down to 0%. After i close the menu, Dreamweaver.exe CPU usage raises to 50% instantly.

     

    OS: Windows 7 SP1 (Hungarian)

    HW: Core 2 Duo, 2x1GB DDR2 memory, Intel integrated VGA (Intel GMA 4500MHD).

     

    I hope Adobe will fix this major problem as soon as possible, i just can't use Dreamweaver with such heavy system usage...

     
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    May 17, 2012 6:28 PM   in reply to shdskj_gfd

    Hello Guys,

     

    I will tell you exactly what i had found so far about it. I used to work on dreamweaver for a very long time but i noticed one little thing and I am sure that this is one of the problems. I am Egyptian so as you know we talk write and speak Arabic. When i used to install Adobe products that supports the arabic language I noticed this problem. The CPU halts up to 50% only when you start up the app and each file will increase the usage of the memory and the CPU specially for those file like JavaScript and remote files like the one you call from a CDN. So When i used to install the version that does not support arabic and complex writing languages everything was fine even if you have the related files on. I think technically that it is not about related files, caching and the **** that ADOBE says. Its byeond that. So if you wan t to prove it uninstall your current version of Dreamweaver and install the CS5.5 for instance that does not support arabic and complex languages and you will notice that everything will be working fine even if you have related files and caching on. A lot of people will start to make a show with their Specs and I would like to say that maybe I am the ugliest of all of you when it comes to the specs. My Processor is Dual Core and I am running on a 3GB of Ram with Windows 8. So imagine it. I don't really know why the guys at Adobe does not care about thier customers. Why don't they develope a better solution than advicing with some rubish. I hope you got me all of you and sorry if my english is not that good

     

    Foxy

     
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    May 19, 2012 11:06 PM   in reply to shdskj_gfd

    Hello Guys,

     

    Iam having the same problem. My computer have:
    Motherboard: asus p6t ws professional

    Processor: core i7 950 @ 3.07 ghz

    Memory RAM: DDR3 12gb

    Video card: 1 gb ddr5

    windows 7 x64

     

    I try other step's for cs5, but nothink work to cs6.

     
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    May 21, 2012 5:24 AM   in reply to Giovannio_x

    Hello,
    I already found out what the problem is the excessive use of processor.
    All people who are using pirated version of adobe CS6 have this problem.
    Or you install it with your own hand or you deceived by your computer technician.

    Please buy the original version (very expensive, but buy).

    ...iam a poor man

     
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    May 21, 2012 5:40 AM   in reply to Giovannio_x

    Hi,

    We are looking in to this issue right now. Please respond back if you have installed Non-English version of Dreamweaver CS6 in your machine? If yes, please mention the language pack that you have installed.

     

    Regards,

    Janaki L

     
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    May 21, 2012 6:48 AM   in reply to Janaki Lakshmikanthan

    Dear Janaki,

     

    Thanks for your response, its nice to see that Adobe's team is trying to search & fix the cause of this problem.

     

    As i told before in my previous post (May 17, 2012 1:32 PM), my version is CS6 v12.0 build 5808, and here are the requested additional informations:

     

    • Language: Non-English version
    • Language pack: Hungarian (just as the OS's language)

     

     

    Interesting thing is - as i can see -, everyone who posted a reply here has Windows 7 OS installed - maybe XP users are not affected by this problem?

     
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    May 23, 2012 2:41 AM   in reply to blstr88

    Thanks for your response!

    Please do let us know the size of your monitor and its display resolution settings. Share the details even if you have more than one monitor.

     

    Regards,

    Janaki L

     
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    May 23, 2012 5:22 AM   in reply to Janaki Lakshmikanthan

    Single Monitor: 1920x1200 px

     
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    May 23, 2012 5:55 AM   in reply to Concept211

    I have the same  CPU problem!

     
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    May 23, 2012 1:01 PM   in reply to Janaki Lakshmikanthan

    Hi,

    I have 3 monitors (I use only one):

    - 1920x1200

    - 1440X900

    - 1280x1024

    In all of them  having the same problem with CPU.

     

    my computer have:

    - motherboard: asus p6tws professional

    - processor: core i7 950 @ 3.07 ghz

    - memory RAM: DDR3 12gb

    - video card: asus: 1 gb ddr5

    - operating system: windows 7 x64

     

    dw cs6 consume 12% of my processor without activity and cs5 0% without activity.

     
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    May 23, 2012 6:13 PM   in reply to Janaki Lakshmikanthan

    Concerning this problem of high CPU consumption, I noticed something curious in dreamweaver CS5.5 and CS6:


    - In DW cs5.5, when i'm uploading a website, the consumption of my CPU (Core i7) increases to 12%, the computer fans start to work fast, so this is completely normal. But when you open a menu, such as 'file', consumption goes down completely, even while you're uploading.


    - In DW CS6, without doing any activity, CPU consumption rises to the same percentage (12%) like shows in version CS5.5, while upload. When you open a menu in CS6, also the consumption goes down.

    Conclusion: Noting that the CS5.5 this is related to upload the file, my question is: Does it have a bug in the system to upload files from DW CS6?

     
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    May 23, 2012 7:45 PM   in reply to shdskj_gfd

    I'm using DWCS6 trial. i got the same problem.

    In my case(laptop), CPU increases to 25% and memory usage is 80~90MB.  unusually my desktop same too.

     

    My laptop specs are here.(Sony VPCSE26FK)

     

    OS: Windows 7 ultimate 64bit (Korean)

    Chipset: Intel HM67 express

    CPU : Intel core i5-2450M processor

    Graphic : AMD radeon HD 6630M 1GB / Intel HD graphics 3000 dual mode

    RAM : 8GB

    Resolution : 1920x1080 (Full HD)

     

    Desktop specs:

     

    OS: Windows 7 ultimate 64bit (Korean)

    Chipset: Intel H67 express

    CPU : Intel core i5-2500 processor

    Graphic : Intel HD graphics

    RAM : 8GB

    Resolution : 1920x1080 (Full HD)

     

    dwcs6.png

     
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    May 25, 2012 3:34 AM   in reply to nooree jang

    Same problem with me

     

    OS: Windows 7 64bit (English)

    Chipset: Intel H67 express

    CPU : Intel core i5-760

    RAM : 6GB

    Resolution : 1920x1080 (Full HD)

     
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    May 25, 2012 6:25 AM   in reply to Janaki Lakshmikanthan

    Honestly i can't really see how could the size of the monitor / screen resolution be the source of the problem, but here are my details regarding this topic:

     

    • Resolution: 1280x800 (preferred)
    • Monitor size (notebook): 15,4”
     
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    May 26, 2012 10:52 AM   in reply to shdskj_gfd

    If you have used the crack of replacing the amtLib.dll file with the commonly downloaded cracked amtLib.dll file, it will cause this problem/behavior.    Replace the cracked file with the original .dll and re-open Dreamweaver.   You will see your CPU usage go back to normal.  For those of you who HAVE NOT installed the cracked .dll, please indicate you are NOT using any pirated version of the software or files.   No point in making Adobe try and fix a problem that is not theirs.

     
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    May 27, 2012 12:57 AM   in reply to UkonCornelias

    I don't think Adobe would acknowledge and investigate this problem if they knew it had to do with their own anti-piracy measures. I have downloaded and installed the full english Design Web Premium CS6 suite (DesignWebPremium_CS6_LS16) last week after receiving my upgrade from the english CS5.5 Web Premium which I purchased earlier this year.

     

    After running Dreamweaver CS6 and activating it using my official serial I have the same 100% CPU usage problem as described by many others. I had to reinstall Dreamweaver CS5.5 since my laptop was running much slower with one core being maxed out all the time. For the record, here's my hardware setup, I hope it helps in quickly tracking down and solving the problem:

     

    Alienware M14X laptop

    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits (Dutch version)

    CPU: Intel Core i7-2670QM 2.20Ghz

    RAM: 6GB

    Display: NVIDIA GeForce 555M (3GB)

    Monitor: External via HDMI at 1920x1080

     
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    May 28, 2012 12:08 PM   in reply to Giovannio_x

    Just a point of clarification...

    If this was a problem of piracy, wouldn't all the programs that use the hacked amtlib.dll have the same problem?

    For those people that are having the high cpu issue...

    Do you experience it with any other CS6 components?

    If not, then I would think that it is a problem with Dreamweaver.

    JJ

     
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    Jun 12, 2012 10:56 PM   in reply to Fa310tx

    Hi DW Users,

    TWSoftware,

    curtStaubach

    and

    Ldude32

    helped us in nailing down one other issue in DW CS6 by joining Adobe Connect session from their machines. With their help we could reproduce that issue at our end. Thanks Guys! We appreciate your help.

     

    But we could not reproduce this High CPU usage when DW is idle. So if users who are facing this issue can join Adobe Connect session, it will be of great help! People who are willing to join Adobe Connect session can directly mail me at jlakshmi_at_adobe_dot_com. We appreciate your cooperation to nail down this issue!

     

    Regards,

    Janaki

     
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:03 AM   in reply to Janaki Lakshmikanthan

    Great! Is it fixed? If so, what update version?

     
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    Jun 19, 2012 6:34 PM   in reply to shdskj_gfd

    this excessive cpu-usage issue-- and it's strange nuances-- is also being discussed in this thread in which I included a screengrab (post #45) demonstrating the behavior as depicted by my "cpu meter." I'm using Windows 7 x64 on a ThinkPad W520 with an i7 and 8 GB RAM. This does not happen with any other program in the suite as far as I know, so it seems pretty clear based on feedback in both of these threads that this is a serious bug in DW CS6. I think I'll be reverting to 5.5 until it gets sorted.

     
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    Aug 11, 2012 4:33 PM   in reply to Giovannio_x

    I have the same cpu issue common adobe all these people complaining

    not taking any action What is this ?

     
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    Oct 27, 2012 5:52 AM   in reply to Janaki Lakshmikanthan

    I had downloaded the package of the DW today but it is still does not fixed... I realize that this bug begins to emerge in CS5 version (or less). So I have to use older versions of DW (Macromedia Dreamweaver 8) which is stupid, because I can not afford sacrifice a whole core for CS6 which was always opened on my dual core laptop.

     
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    Nov 5, 2012 9:28 AM   in reply to shdskj_gfd

    Ok.

    People, the same problem on:

    Intel Atom N270 1,6GHz

    2GB Ram,

    1024x576 resolution

    Windows XP

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    50% CPU also.

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    And second machine:

    Core 2 Duo E6400

    4GB Ram

    1400x900 resolution

    Windows 7 x64

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    These 50 percents again.

     
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    Jan 8, 2013 8:36 AM   in reply to BruceLiftnet

    If you have installed Dreamweaver CCM update (12.1), you should no longer face this issue. If you have 12.1 update installed and are still facing this problem, let us know. For users that are not on the cloud, Adobe is working towards a release that addresses this issue.

     

     

    UPDATE December 12, 2012--

    Janaki Lakshmikanthan wrote:

    High CPU usage in Code view issue has been resolved for Mac and the new build 12.0.3 is available for update for Non-Creative Cloud Members too. Please update to the latest build.

     

    In Dreamweaver use menu 'Help' > Updates to get the latest build 12.0.3

    The above update is available for both Windows and Mac.

     
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    Dec 1, 2012 7:37 AM   in reply to Preran

    I am running an officially registered standalone version of Dreamweaver, Version 12.0, Build 5842, and I have encountered a similar problem.

     

    When I start Dreamweaver, it eats up 33% of processor time.

     

    My Adobe products are set to update automatically.  If I manually run Adobe Application Manager, it says all my products are up to date.

     

    Hardware:

     

    Dell XPS L502X

    Intel Core i7-2720QM @ 2.20 GHz  (quad core CPU)

    8 GB RAM

     

    Software:

     

    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

     

    It's odd that Dreamweaver takes up more processor time than Premiere Pro CS6 does!

     

    Best regards,

     

    Nick

     
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    Dec 4, 2012 9:12 PM   in reply to Travelndoode

    Hi Nick,

    Until now we were unable to reproduce this issue in Windows. Can you join a connect session to reproduce this issue? It will be of great help to nail down this problem asap. Please respond back to me at jlakshmi_at_adobe_dot_com.

     

    -Janaki

     
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    Dec 5, 2012 9:38 AM   in reply to Janaki Lakshmikanthan

    I thought it was already fixed in the latest stable version. I had redownload and reinstal CS6 a few days ago and it is not eats so much CPU now.

     
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    Dec 9, 2012 4:28 PM   in reply to Preran

    Hi Preran,

     

    can you tell me when the update will be available in German language? I'm using CS6 Master Collection

     

    Now, I have find out, that if I open a javascript-document the first time, the CPU goes to 50 % usage, if I close the document, nothing changes (50% usage) and if I open it again, the usage will grown to 100 %

     

    Unbenannt-2.jpg

    My Computer:

     

    Intel i7 2620M

    3GB DDR3

    480GB SSD

    1280 x 800

    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

     

    best regards

     

    Kai

     
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    Dec 12, 2012 9:41 PM   in reply to Kai Suzuki

    Hello All,

    High CPU usage in Code view issue has been resolved for Mac and the new build 12.0.3 is available for update for Non-Creative Cloud Members too. Please update to the latest build.

     

    In Dreamweaver use menu 'Help' > Updates to get the latest build 12.0.3

    The above update is available for both Windows and Mac.

     

     

    Off topic: Creative Cloud users too have an update 12.1.1 to continue using Phone Gap from DW.

     

     

    Regards,

    Janaki

     
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    Dec 13, 2012 10:38 AM   in reply to Janaki Lakshmikanthan

    Janiki,

     

    I have downloaded a 30 day trial version of Dreamweaver CS6. I was updated to version 12.0, and it was fine. Adobe asked if I wished to update to 12.0.3 and I said yes. Now I am having the 100%CPU usage problem that others have described. When Dreamweaver first opens, I have 13-15% CPU usage. But when I go to open a file in DW, everything stops and CPU hits (and stays at) 100% for 2 or 3 minutes before opening whatever file I was atempting to open. Afterwords it drops back down to the 13%CPU, but when I go to open a menu item (ex. Insert) it jumps back up. Please help, because it is making DW unusable for me.

     

    -Dimitri

     
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