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CPU Usage

  1. #1


    Pierce.Lynch Guest

    CPU Usage

    Hi Guys,

    Just installed BETA 2 on a machine with a 1.3 Celeron CPU with 512MB ram
    which I would of thought would be ideal for just general testing - but having
    some performance issues:

    While idle or running general windows explorer tasks, the CPU Usage is
    unreal! In excess of 80% most of the time to simple run windows explorer. Is
    anyone else experiencing these kind of performance issues as I am greatly
    concerned that simple OS tasks on a CPU such as this is being completely
    KILLED!

    Has anyone got any suggestions or indeed experiencing the same kind of thing?

    Any comments appreciated.

    Thanks
    Pierce

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  2. #2


    NoNoBadDog! Guest

    Re: CPU Usage


    "Pierce.Lynch" <Pierce.Lynch@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:196C2337-1924-4A65-9441-D84613A0E021@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Guys,
    >
    > Just installed BETA 2 on a machine with a 1.3 Celeron CPU with 512MB ram
    > which I would of thought would be ideal for just general testing - but
    > having
    > some performance issues:
    >
    > While idle or running general windows explorer tasks, the CPU Usage is
    > unreal! In excess of 80% most of the time to simple run windows explorer.
    > Is
    > anyone else experiencing these kind of performance issues as I am greatly
    > concerned that simple OS tasks on a CPU such as this is being completely
    > KILLED!
    >
    > Has anyone got any suggestions or indeed experiencing the same kind of
    > thing?
    >
    > Any comments appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks
    > Pierce


    You have a Celeron. You have a low amount of RAM. With your system, you are
    lucky to get it running *AT ALL*.

    Bobby



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  3. #3


    PLynch Guest

    Re: CPU Usage

    Yes, I think that could well be the case - just find it very strange that for
    the OS itself to be using such considerable level of resources, its crazy!

    Even on a VM setup with considerable RAM allocation - its the same story for
    a dual 3.2 Xeon machine. I am most confused to what its actually doing with
    all that CPU power!

    "NoNoBadDog!" wrote:

    >
    > "Pierce.Lynch" <Pierce.Lynch@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:196C2337-1924-4A65-9441-D84613A0E021@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi Guys,
    > >
    > > Just installed BETA 2 on a machine with a 1.3 Celeron CPU with 512MB ram
    > > which I would of thought would be ideal for just general testing - but
    > > having
    > > some performance issues:
    > >
    > > While idle or running general windows explorer tasks, the CPU Usage is
    > > unreal! In excess of 80% most of the time to simple run windows explorer.
    > > Is
    > > anyone else experiencing these kind of performance issues as I am greatly
    > > concerned that simple OS tasks on a CPU such as this is being completely
    > > KILLED!
    > >
    > > Has anyone got any suggestions or indeed experiencing the same kind of
    > > thing?
    > >
    > > Any comments appreciated.
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > > Pierce

    >
    > You have a Celeron. You have a low amount of RAM. With your system, you are
    > lucky to get it running *AT ALL*.
    >
    > Bobby
    >
    >
    >


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  4. #4


    Hank Guest

    Re: CPU Usage

    It's likely to be the indexer. Let it run for a few days and see how things
    improve. Also turning off a number of unnecessary services, etc should help
    improve performance. But with just 512 MB RAM you will notice quite a bit
    of thrashing. If you have at least a 512 MB USB drive try using readyboost
    to see if that helps (in lieu of buying more RAM.)


    "PLynch" <PLynch@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:EA9939E5-64EA-46F8-8654-85928D8D8AC7@microsoft.com...
    > Yes, I think that could well be the case - just find it very strange that
    > for
    > the OS itself to be using such considerable level of resources, its crazy!
    >
    > Even on a VM setup with considerable RAM allocation - its the same story
    > for
    > a dual 3.2 Xeon machine. I am most confused to what its actually doing
    > with
    > all that CPU power!
    >
    > "NoNoBadDog!" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Pierce.Lynch" <Pierce.Lynch@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:196C2337-1924-4A65-9441-D84613A0E021@microsoft.com...
    >> > Hi Guys,
    >> >
    >> > Just installed BETA 2 on a machine with a 1.3 Celeron CPU with 512MB
    >> > ram
    >> > which I would of thought would be ideal for just general testing - but
    >> > having
    >> > some performance issues:
    >> >
    >> > While idle or running general windows explorer tasks, the CPU Usage is
    >> > unreal! In excess of 80% most of the time to simple run windows
    >> > explorer.
    >> > Is
    >> > anyone else experiencing these kind of performance issues as I am
    >> > greatly
    >> > concerned that simple OS tasks on a CPU such as this is being
    >> > completely
    >> > KILLED!
    >> >
    >> > Has anyone got any suggestions or indeed experiencing the same kind of
    >> > thing?
    >> >
    >> > Any comments appreciated.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks
    >> > Pierce

    >>
    >> You have a Celeron. You have a low amount of RAM. With your system, you
    >> are
    >> lucky to get it running *AT ALL*.
    >>
    >> Bobby
    >>
    >>
    >>



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