very high cpu usage issue in vista....

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by tgg, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. tgg

    tgg [H]ard|Gawd

    May 4, 2007
    I installed vista twice on a emachine t3604 pc and how come the cpu usage is very high it goes up and down from like at least 50% to 100% all the time, so as an result the pc runs slow and slugish anyone know why?
  2. Mithent

    Mithent [H]ard|Gawd

    Dec 19, 2007
    You'd have to load Task Manager, hit "Show processes from all users" and sort by CPU utilisation to see what process is using all the CPU before you can get anywhere with this problem.
  3. Demon10000

    Demon10000 [H]ardness Supreme

    Aug 20, 2006
    The specs I found say it's a celeron with 512mb of RAM. If thats the case, increasing the memory will help. If you've got a newer flash drive around, hook it up as a readyboost drive and see if that helps.

    I'm not sure the onboard intel graphics can handler aero -- if it's on, turn it off and that should make a big difference.