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
> Yes, I think that could well be the case - just find it very strange that
> 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
> a dual 3.2 Xeon machine. I am most confused to what its actually doing
> all that CPU power!
> "NoNoBadDog!" wrote:
>> "Pierce.Lynch" <Pierce.Lynch@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > 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
>> lucky to get it running *AT ALL*.