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CPU Load problem

  1. #1


    =?Utf-8?B?WW9hdmI=?= Guest

    CPU Load problem

    Vista RC1 - When launching Task manager it constantly shows 40%-60% CPU load,
    even when no other application is running. System (NT kernel & System)
    process takes around 10%, svchost takes 20%-30% and System Idle process is
    around 50% (this one takes no less then 97% on my XP, same hardware). Is this
    normal?

    [P4HT/3GHz/1GB]

    TIA


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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  3. #2


    =?Utf-8?B?Sko=?= Guest

    RE: CPU Load problem

    Only see 2-4% cpu load (with some background services active) on mine.
    Physical memory is around 50% utilized though.
    --
    John

    PC: (XPS Gen 1) laptop
    Mem 1 gb
    processor P4 3.4
    Video ATI 9800 256 MB
    Vista RC1 build 5600
    Base score 4.3


    "Yoavb" wrote:

    > Vista RC1 - When launching Task manager it constantly shows 40%-60% CPU load,
    > even when no other application is running. System (NT kernel & System)
    > process takes around 10%, svchost takes 20%-30% and System Idle process is
    > around 50% (this one takes no less then 97% on my XP, same hardware). Is this
    > normal?
    >
    > [P4HT/3GHz/1GB]
    >
    > TIA
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    =?Utf-8?B?QWxiZXJ0IEdyb3Nz?= Guest

    RE: CPU Load problem



    "JJ" wrote:

    > Only see 2-4% cpu load (with some background services active) on mine.
    > Physical memory is around 50% utilized though.
    > --
    > John
    >
    > PC: (XPS Gen 1) laptop
    > Mem 1 gb
    > processor P4 3.4
    > Video ATI 9800 256 MB
    > Vista RC1 build 5600
    > Base score 4.3
    >
    >
    > "Yoavb" wrote:
    >
    > > Vista RC1 - When launching Task manager it constantly shows 40%-60% CPU load,
    > > even when no other application is running. System (NT kernel & System)
    > > process takes around 10%, svchost takes 20%-30% and System Idle process is
    > > around 50% (this one takes no less then 97% on my XP, same hardware). Is this
    > > normal?
    > >
    > > [P4HT/3GHz/1GB]
    > >
    > > TIA
    > >


    I am also receiving 100 precent CPU usage. the ZCfgSvc.exe process is using
    up any spare CPU time available.

    XPS Gen 2
    2Ghz Pentium M
    1GB Ram
    NVIDIA Geforce Go 6800 Ultra


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    =?Utf-8?B?QmVydA==?= Guest

    RE: CPU Load problem

    I'm seeing the same problem. I hope somebody has an answer because
    explorer.exe just jumped up to 45-50% today, causing my system to run at 100%
    CPU load all the time.

    Intel D865GBF MB
    Intel P4HT 3.2 gHz
    Nvidia FX5200
    160 Gb Eide Drive
    --
    Bert


    "Albert Gross" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "JJ" wrote:
    >
    > > Only see 2-4% cpu load (with some background services active) on mine.
    > > Physical memory is around 50% utilized though.
    > > --
    > > John
    > >
    > > PC: (XPS Gen 1) laptop
    > > Mem 1 gb
    > > processor P4 3.4
    > > Video ATI 9800 256 MB
    > > Vista RC1 build 5600
    > > Base score 4.3
    > >
    > >
    > > "Yoavb" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Vista RC1 - When launching Task manager it constantly shows 40%-60% CPU load,
    > > > even when no other application is running. System (NT kernel & System)
    > > > process takes around 10%, svchost takes 20%-30% and System Idle process is
    > > > around 50% (this one takes no less then 97% on my XP, same hardware). Is this
    > > > normal?
    > > >
    > > > [P4HT/3GHz/1GB]
    > > >
    > > > TIA
    > > >

    >
    > I am also receiving 100 precent CPU usage. the ZCfgSvc.exe process is using
    > up any spare CPU time available.
    >
    > XPS Gen 2
    > 2Ghz Pentium M
    > 1GB Ram
    > NVIDIA Geforce Go 6800 Ultra
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    =?Utf-8?B?SW5zaWdodCBEcml2ZXI=?= Guest

    RE: CPU Load problem

    I have an issue that is mind-blowing: I did an upgrade to Vista over XP Pro,
    SP2. I have word 2002. I have a document that has tables in it. When I open
    that document, my cpu utilization jumps to 100% and I get a rapid flashing of
    wait/cursor while the document is open and it is word.exe that is causing the
    spiking jumps. If I open a menu, which takes focus off the document, then,
    after a delay, the cpu monitor drops down into the low teens and high single
    digits again.

    I did some experiments today and opened a bunch of different documents. Only
    a small handful cause this strange behavior and to nowhere near the cpu jump
    my one document with all the tables in it has. In one instance that I did not
    repro, when I closed Word, I still had 99% cpu, and checking processes it was
    explorer. I ended the process and cpu meter dropped right back down.

    Further experiment: I can open Word with just a blip on the meter. I just
    happened, with a blank document, to open the Page Setup and as soon as I did
    so, I started getting the cpu cycles jumping up and hitting 100%.

    I need to uninstall and reinstall my Office XP small business edition but
    have been holding off hoping I would get some answer from someone before I do
    so.

    "Bert" wrote:

    > I'm seeing the same problem. I hope somebody has an answer because
    > explorer.exe just jumped up to 45-50% today, causing my system to run at 100%
    > CPU load all the time.
    >
    > Intel D865GBF MB
    > Intel P4HT 3.2 gHz
    > Nvidia FX5200
    > 160 Gb Eide Drive
    > --
    > Bert
    >
    >
    > "Albert Gross" wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >
    > > "JJ" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Only see 2-4% cpu load (with some background services active) on mine.
    > > > Physical memory is around 50% utilized though.
    > > > --
    > > > John
    > > >
    > > > PC: (XPS Gen 1) laptop
    > > > Mem 1 gb
    > > > processor P4 3.4
    > > > Video ATI 9800 256 MB
    > > > Vista RC1 build 5600
    > > > Base score 4.3
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Yoavb" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > Vista RC1 - When launching Task manager it constantly shows 40%-60% CPU load,
    > > > > even when no other application is running. System (NT kernel & System)
    > > > > process takes around 10%, svchost takes 20%-30% and System Idle process is
    > > > > around 50% (this one takes no less then 97% on my XP, same hardware). Is this
    > > > > normal?
    > > > >
    > > > > [P4HT/3GHz/1GB]
    > > > >
    > > > > TIA
    > > > >

    > >
    > > I am also receiving 100 precent CPU usage. the ZCfgSvc.exe process is using
    > > up any spare CPU time available.
    > >
    > > XPS Gen 2
    > > 2Ghz Pentium M
    > > 1GB Ram
    > > NVIDIA Geforce Go 6800 Ultra
    > >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    Jane C Guest

    Re: CPU Load problem

    Have you tried a repair of your Office suite?

    --
    Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled
    Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation :-)
    "Insight Driver" <InsightDriver@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:96D33359-ABD5-4DD9-B201-C779D814FCEB@microsoft.com...
    >I have an issue that is mind-blowing: I did an upgrade to Vista over XP
    >Pro,
    > SP2. I have word 2002. I have a document that has tables in it. When I
    > open
    > that document, my cpu utilization jumps to 100% and I get a rapid flashing
    > of
    > wait/cursor while the document is open and it is word.exe that is causing
    > the
    > spiking jumps. If I open a menu, which takes focus off the document, then,
    > after a delay, the cpu monitor drops down into the low teens and high
    > single
    > digits again.
    >
    > I did some experiments today and opened a bunch of different documents.
    > Only
    > a small handful cause this strange behavior and to nowhere near the cpu
    > jump
    > my one document with all the tables in it has. In one instance that I did
    > not
    > repro, when I closed Word, I still had 99% cpu, and checking processes it
    > was
    > explorer. I ended the process and cpu meter dropped right back down.
    >
    > Further experiment: I can open Word with just a blip on the meter. I just
    > happened, with a blank document, to open the Page Setup and as soon as I
    > did
    > so, I started getting the cpu cycles jumping up and hitting 100%.
    >
    > I need to uninstall and reinstall my Office XP small business edition but
    > have been holding off hoping I would get some answer from someone before I
    > do
    > so.
    >
    > "Bert" wrote:
    >
    >> I'm seeing the same problem. I hope somebody has an answer because
    >> explorer.exe just jumped up to 45-50% today, causing my system to run at
    >> 100%
    >> CPU load all the time.
    >>
    >> Intel D865GBF MB
    >> Intel P4HT 3.2 gHz
    >> Nvidia FX5200
    >> 160 Gb Eide Drive
    >> --
    >> Bert
    >>
    >>
    >> "Albert Gross" wrote:
    >>
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "JJ" wrote:
    >> >
    >> > > Only see 2-4% cpu load (with some background services active) on
    >> > > mine.
    >> > > Physical memory is around 50% utilized though.
    >> > > --
    >> > > John
    >> > >
    >> > > PC: (XPS Gen 1) laptop
    >> > > Mem 1 gb
    >> > > processor P4 3.4
    >> > > Video ATI 9800 256 MB
    >> > > Vista RC1 build 5600
    >> > > Base score 4.3
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > > "Yoavb" wrote:
    >> > >
    >> > > > Vista RC1 - When launching Task manager it constantly shows 40%-60%
    >> > > > CPU load,
    >> > > > even when no other application is running. System (NT kernel &
    >> > > > System)
    >> > > > process takes around 10%, svchost takes 20%-30% and System Idle
    >> > > > process is
    >> > > > around 50% (this one takes no less then 97% on my XP, same
    >> > > > hardware). Is this
    >> > > > normal?
    >> > > >
    >> > > > [P4HT/3GHz/1GB]
    >> > > >
    >> > > > TIA
    >> > > >
    >> >
    >> > I am also receiving 100 precent CPU usage. the ZCfgSvc.exe process is
    >> > using
    >> > up any spare CPU time available.
    >> >
    >> > XPS Gen 2
    >> > 2Ghz Pentium M
    >> > 1GB Ram
    >> > NVIDIA Geforce Go 6800 Ultra
    >> >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    Jason D Guest

    RE: CPU Load problem

    I am having the same problem I have a Core 2 duo and constantly have about
    80% of one of my cores at load. All I can find is that the kernel is taking
    up all this processing power


    "Yoavb" wrote:

    > Vista RC1 - When launching Task manager it constantly shows 40%-60% CPU load,
    > even when no other application is running. System (NT kernel & System)
    > process takes around 10%, svchost takes 20%-30% and System Idle process is
    > around 50% (this one takes no less then 97% on my XP, same hardware). Is this
    > normal?
    >
    > [P4HT/3GHz/1GB]
    >
    > TIA
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #8


    drinkdrive Guest

    RE: CPU Load problem

    Same exact problem, I'm glad i read this, I was very close to opening up a
    new processor. Mine also started all of a sudden, 3 or 4 days ago I guess.
    Even in basic mode I can barely watch tv, whereas before I used aero and a tv
    window in the background of whatever application I was using. Ive been
    jacking with the visual options for a few minuites with little success.

    "Bert" wrote:

    > I'm seeing the same problem. I hope somebody has an answer because
    > explorer.exe just jumped up to 45-50% today, causing my system to run at 100%
    > CPU load all the time.
    >
    > Intel D865GBF MB
    > Intel P4HT 3.2 gHz
    > Nvidia FX5200
    > 160 Gb Eide Drive
    > --
    > Bert
    >
    >
    > "Albert Gross" wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >
    > > "JJ" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Only see 2-4% cpu load (with some background services active) on mine.
    > > > Physical memory is around 50% utilized though.
    > > > --
    > > > John
    > > >
    > > > PC: (XPS Gen 1) laptop
    > > > Mem 1 gb
    > > > processor P4 3.4
    > > > Video ATI 9800 256 MB
    > > > Vista RC1 build 5600
    > > > Base score 4.3
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Yoavb" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > Vista RC1 - When launching Task manager it constantly shows 40%-60% CPU load,
    > > > > even when no other application is running. System (NT kernel & System)
    > > > > process takes around 10%, svchost takes 20%-30% and System Idle process is
    > > > > around 50% (this one takes no less then 97% on my XP, same hardware). Is this
    > > > > normal?
    > > > >
    > > > > [P4HT/3GHz/1GB]
    > > > >
    > > > > TIA
    > > > >

    > >
    > > I am also receiving 100 precent CPU usage. the ZCfgSvc.exe process is using
    > > up any spare CPU time available.
    > >
    > > XPS Gen 2
    > > 2Ghz Pentium M
    > > 1GB Ram
    > > NVIDIA Geforce Go 6800 Ultra
    > >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #9


    Jason D Guest

    RE: CPU Load problem

    Hey I think I found the problem Apparently the high cpu usage is from
    hardware interupts. I am still researching on how to fix it though


    "Jason D" wrote:

    > I am having the same problem I have a Core 2 duo and constantly have about
    > 80% of one of my cores at load. All I can find is that the kernel is taking
    > up all this processing power
    >
    >
    > "Yoavb" wrote:
    >
    > > Vista RC1 - When launching Task manager it constantly shows 40%-60% CPU load,
    > > even when no other application is running. System (NT kernel & System)
    > > process takes around 10%, svchost takes 20%-30% and System Idle process is
    > > around 50% (this one takes no less then 97% on my XP, same hardware). Is this
    > > normal?
    > >
    > > [P4HT/3GHz/1GB]
    > >
    > > TIA
    > >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  11. #10


    Jason D Guest

    RE: CPU Load problem

    I have finally figured out the problem. It appears to be a driver conflict.
    To see if this is the problem on your system download "Process Explorer
    v10.2" from sysinternals.com. If you see 30-40% to Hardware Interupts. A
    driver is your problem. This took me forever to figure out. My conflict was
    with my sound card. Well good luck to the rest of yall. thanks for all your
    help.

    "drinkdrive" wrote:

    > Same exact problem, I'm glad i read this, I was very close to opening up a
    > new processor. Mine also started all of a sudden, 3 or 4 days ago I guess.
    > Even in basic mode I can barely watch tv, whereas before I used aero and a tv
    > window in the background of whatever application I was using. Ive been
    > jacking with the visual options for a few minuites with little success.
    >
    > "Bert" wrote:
    >
    > > I'm seeing the same problem. I hope somebody has an answer because
    > > explorer.exe just jumped up to 45-50% today, causing my system to run at 100%
    > > CPU load all the time.
    > >
    > > Intel D865GBF MB
    > > Intel P4HT 3.2 gHz
    > > Nvidia FX5200
    > > 160 Gb Eide Drive
    > > --
    > > Bert
    > >
    > >
    > > "Albert Gross" wrote:
    > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "JJ" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > Only see 2-4% cpu load (with some background services active) on mine.
    > > > > Physical memory is around 50% utilized though.
    > > > > --
    > > > > John
    > > > >
    > > > > PC: (XPS Gen 1) laptop
    > > > > Mem 1 gb
    > > > > processor P4 3.4
    > > > > Video ATI 9800 256 MB
    > > > > Vista RC1 build 5600
    > > > > Base score 4.3
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > "Yoavb" wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > > > Vista RC1 - When launching Task manager it constantly shows 40%-60% CPU load,
    > > > > > even when no other application is running. System (NT kernel & System)
    > > > > > process takes around 10%, svchost takes 20%-30% and System Idle process is
    > > > > > around 50% (this one takes no less then 97% on my XP, same hardware). Is this
    > > > > > normal?
    > > > > >
    > > > > > [P4HT/3GHz/1GB]
    > > > > >
    > > > > > TIA
    > > > > >
    > > >
    > > > I am also receiving 100 precent CPU usage. the ZCfgSvc.exe process is using
    > > > up any spare CPU time available.
    > > >
    > > > XPS Gen 2
    > > > 2Ghz Pentium M
    > > > 1GB Ram
    > > > NVIDIA Geforce Go 6800 Ultra
    > > >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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