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Windows 7: Sluggish UI & High CPU usage

06 Nov 2009   #11
SailingNut

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll go over the processes I have running & see if I can pare the list down a bit.

The thing that is bothering me is that the only real change is upgrading from Vista to 7 and a new version of Nvidia drivers. So, my focus is on the things that have most recently changed. But you are right some of the programs might not behave as well with 7 as they did with Vista


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06 Nov 2009   #12
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Just as a comparison for you, I started Solitaire, and my CPU usage jumped to a maximum of 16% for maybe 1 second, and then immediately dropped to 5, and dropped to 2 within 5 seconds of first poking the solitaire icon.

This is on a Core 2 Duo 6600 with 4 GB of RAM, probably a mid-level PC by today's standards.
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06 Nov 2009   #13
SailingNut

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Just as a comparison for you, I started Solitaire, and my CPU usage jumped to a maximum of 16% for maybe 1 second, and then immediately dropped to 5, and dropped to 2 within 5 seconds of first poking the solitaire icon.

Thanks for the comparison info!

This is on a Core 2 Duo 6600 with 4 GB of RAM, probably a mid-level PC by today's standards.
Mine is a Core 2 Duo E6400 with 3 Gigs of ram. So not too different on hardware but seems to be quite different on observed performance.
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