View Full Version : Removed PulseAudio, got 5% more CPU power

4th August 2008, 07:40 PM
When I saw how much that PulseAudio eats CPU power (about 5%!! on my laptop), I decided to remove it. Now I don't have anymore more delays on the sound, and I can't hear any difference on the quality, so I guess I didn't need it anyway. :)

4th August 2008, 08:06 PM
Interesting. I've never had any sound delays. The only time I've had any problems with pulseaudio was when it wan't running. :)

There is a tendancy for me to switch to alsa first if I have some sort of audio problem, though.

I've also noticed a slight increase in performance when using pulseaudio to play back multimedia when compared to using alsa. Of course, I've only tested that in mplayer, my player of choice, so it could be just a setup thing. I'm also running it in 64-bit on a c2d desktop machine, so that could make a difference, too. Who knows. It certainly isn't everyone's cup of tea. Good to hear you've found what works best with your setup.