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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 13 May 2009
Replies: 29
Views: 5,877
Posted By redheadedtim
Took the tower out of the box. Downloaded Win7RC...

Took the tower out of the box. Downloaded Win7RC 64bit from MS. Installed. Updated NVidia drivers, downloaded mozilla and the games (mozilla is the only thing that has seen serious use yet due to the...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 13 May 2009
Replies: 29
Views: 5,877
Posted By redheadedtim
Don't think drivers are the issue considering the...

Don't think drivers are the issue considering the fresh install of Vista was on an HP box straight out of the box. Pretty sure they include all the drivers. Anyways, sleep mode is out as about an...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 13 May 2009
Replies: 29
Views: 5,877
Posted By redheadedtim
Got home today, still no re-occurrence of the CPU...

Got home today, still no re-occurrence of the CPU pegging. I'm not questioning it at this point.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 13 May 2009
Replies: 29
Views: 5,877
Posted By redheadedtim
Disabling sleep mode "seems" to have fixed it for...

Disabling sleep mode "seems" to have fixed it for 2 days in a row now. Will let you know if there was a 3rd golden "DPC" free day tonight.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 11 May 2009
Replies: 29
Views: 5,877
Posted By redheadedtim
Last night I rebooted and all was fine. Also, it...

Last night I rebooted and all was fine. Also, it may have to do with waking up from sleep mode. I disabled sleep mode and when I checked it this morning, it had normal (aka what you would expect...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10 May 2009
Replies: 29
Views: 5,877
Posted By redheadedtim
I used the process monitor from sysinternals but...

I used the process monitor from sysinternals but it lists way too much stuff to be very useful and I don't seem to be able to sort by anything or see a cpu column. If there's a good guide out there...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10 May 2009
Replies: 29
Views: 5,877
Posted By redheadedtim
Could it be firefox? I haven't been too impressed...

Could it be firefox? I haven't been too impressed with Firefox in sometime. Guess I could give IE 8 a try. No AV running since I told Norton to go away after setting up the pc. Note the processes tab...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 May 2009
Replies: 29
Views: 5,877
Posted By redheadedtim
Nothing is taking 80% in task mgr besides idle....

Nothing is taking 80% in task mgr besides idle. Non essential = HP's installed crap. My other posts indicate where I got the iso from and what is installed (aka 2 games, xfire, mozilla, and msn). I'm...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 May 2009
Replies: 29
Views: 5,877
Posted By redheadedtim
I'll post a screenshot of task manager the next...

I'll post a screenshot of task manager the next time it slows down. I just rebooted and it's late, so that may be tomorrow. Thank you for that suggestion.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 May 2009
Replies: 29
Views: 5,877
Posted By redheadedtim
I downloaded RC 1 direct from MS, burned to DVD...

I downloaded RC 1 direct from MS, burned to DVD and installed on a fresh install of Vista (again, I just purchased this PC 4 days ago and didn't install anything besides Age of Conan, XFire, and...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 May 2009
Replies: 29
Views: 5,877
Posted By redheadedtim
Thank you for being helpful. I had less than 1gb...

Thank you for being helpful. I had less than 1gb of programs running in task manager. If you have an easy way to get a report of what is running in task manager, please make it a sticky. svchost had...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 May 2009
Replies: 29
Views: 5,877
Posted By redheadedtim
excessive cpu usage

Roughly 1 hour after rebooting, with nothing running besides MSN, xfire, and mozilla, my CPU utilization goes to 78-90% with no let down. AMD Phenom X4 9550 w/ 6gb ram, nvidia 9500, install is 2 days...
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