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VAIO VGN-A190 works great with XP, but is very slow with VISTA! The CPU is 100% utilized with VISTA every time there is a disk access or screen update (unsure which one)!

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  • naz-s Oct 13, 2008

    I upgraded the RAM to 2-GB and 4-GB for the Memory Stick for the Vista "booster" (used for the Page file / Virtual disk file)?.

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The reason is your machine is too slow for VISTA. Your machine need better vidio hardware and more ram.

Vista is more graphic intensive.

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Computer CPU/Processor maxed 100%


Is your computer experiencing a CPU that is running at 100% Is your computer experiencing slow performance?

You can view your CPU utilization and other performance stats using Windows Task Manager. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete and bring up Task Manager. Go to the performance tab.

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The top of this screen should show your CPU stats.

In Linux you can use the TOP command,
Type the top command:
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A CPU that is running at 100% utilization is not necessarily a problem. When the computer is booting up, or coming out of sleep mode, it may max out the CPU which is normal. The CPU will be utilized fully in order to bring the computer up as fast as possible. Some computers will even utilize the CPU while it is idle, to complete background task such as disk cleanup and file reallocation.

A problem will occur if the CPU stays maxed out. If it stays at 100% for more than a couple of minutes, you may be experiencing degraded computer performance.

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-In a limited number of cases, software bugs can cause CPU utilization to spike. You will know this is the case if you are using a computer program(that is not hardware intensive like photo/video editors) and notice degraded computer performance. Check your CPU stats while running the program. If this is the case, check online for solutions and possible upgrades which resolve bugs in the software.

-You can reduce Windows start up programs, which will speed up the boot/wakeup process. You can do this from the MSCONFIG window. Go to Start > and in the run box type "msconfig". Go to the "startup" tab and you can uncheck which programs you do not want to start with Windows.

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