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Windows Vista CPU hog

I recently U/G from XP to Vista, on my ECS 845GV-M3, 2.4Gh Intel CPU, GEFORCE 7600GT 256Mb GPU, 2G RAM, Terrabyte of HD(spread over 3 IDE & 1 USB drives) Audigy sound card. It runs well for software and net etc, but its dying on video. CPU seems to stay at 100% most of the time (if it is idling on desktop just a few swishes of the mouse will max it out) is there any adjustments (besides obvious graphical changes) to let the CPU rest? Would upgrading to a 3Gh make much difference?

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Check in Task Manager what Process that eat-up your CPU power and if you're not using the program, just uninstall it or disable it from startup

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well first of all vista is slow and ur system may be a bit to old for vista, but thats cause vista is stupid, see vista will do ten things to do one thing! make sense see vista is just a pretty version of xp, Your computer is fast but also you installing a horrible OS on it, just stick with XP man unless you really liked vista then just a newer computer will solve this, just stick to XP.


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Video card


the requirements are


FOR WINDOWS XP
  • Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
  • 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
  • 1 GB RAM
  • At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
FOR WINDOWS VISTA
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  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
  • 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
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  • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
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So what does your computer have?

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if u have 512 mb ram then there may problem with operating system this may be due 2 d virus attack some files have became unstable ... so reinstall ur vista ....
your problem will be solved...

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Too slow


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