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CPU saturatuon. I upgraded to 1g with two 512mb chips. I thought this would take care of the problem but the WINDOWS TASK MANAGER still shows the CPU usage, much of the time, over 100% (saturated).. Of course this a serious problem in speed. Your advise would be greatly appreciated. capttom888@aol.com

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You'll need to look at the Processes panel in the Task Manager to see which processes are consuming your CPU cycles. If you click on the CPU column heading, the process list will re-sort based on CPU usage. If the list appears to be arranged low-to-high ('00' at the top), click on the heading again and the list will reverse so that it appears high-to-low ('00' at the bottom). Once you identify the contributing processes, you can troubleshoot them one-at-a-time.

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