Question about Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

1 Answer

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?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 71 Answers

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

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

GEForce series AGP 5500 256MB when connected using Windows xp OS there is no display in the monitor intel pentium dual core 2g ram


If you're having trouble on display in your monitor,please check the following;

1. Check your CPU if its responding,booting or the power light indicator is running.
2. Check the video card slot pin if its align and clean,as well as the serial/com cable connected ion both ends.
3. Try to replace another video card, might the current attached is damage.
4. Check all cords and see if there's some intermittent lines neither need to replace new cord.



good luck,

Jun 29, 2011 | Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 Video Card Graphic...

2 Answers

I cann't play fifa 11


you need a graphic card - I have geforce 9600

Feb 24, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Mi problema es con el ciberlink powercinema 5, cuando lo abro la tv se escucha pero no se ve y se queda pillado el ordenador, tengo windows xp sp3 pro.


It can be the TV Tuner Card.See this:
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 7, Vista and XP SP3* (Windows XP Service Pack 3 is required)
Processor (CPU)
  • Blu-ray Disc playback: Pentium 4 541 (3.2 GHz), Athlon 64 X2 3800+ or above
  • TrueTheater 3D playback: Pentium D 950 (3.0GHz), AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ or above
  • DVD playback: Pentium 4 (2.4 GHz), Athlon 64 2800+ (1.8 GHz) or above
Graphics Processor (GPU)
  • Blu-ray Disc playback: Intel G45, ATI Radeon HD 2400, NVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or above
  • TrueTheater 3D playback: Intel G45, ATI Radeon HD 2400, NVIDIA Geforce 8800GT or above
  • DVD playback: AGP or PCI Express graphic accelerator supporting DirectX 9.0 or above
    • Note: we strongly recommend that you update your graphics card driver to the latest version. 3D display devices are required for TrueTheater 3D playback.
Memory
  • Blu-ray Disc playback: 2 GB required for Vista and Windows 7; 1 GB required for Windows XP
  • DVD and TrueTheater 3D playback: 1 GB required for Vista and Windows 7; 512 MB required for Windows XP
Hard Disk Space
  • 300 MB for product installation
Display Device
  • DVD and Blu-ray Disc playback: HDCP compliant display for digital output. TV or computer monitor for analog output
  • TrueTheater 3D playback: 3D display and 3D glasses required. HDCP compliant display for digital output. TV or computer monitor for analog output
Disc Player
  • Blu-ray Disc playback: BD-ROM/BD-RE or Super Multi Blu combo disc drive
  • DVD and TrueTheater 3D playback: DVD-ROM, DVD+-R/RW, DVD-RAM or DVD Super Multi combo disc drive
Microphone
  • A microphone is required for recording voice-overs in Movie Remix mode
Internet Connection
  • Internet connection required for web services

Dec 20, 2010 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I have this old laptop and its called a compaq (presario 2500) well yesterday i brought the sims3 game for it because the laptop dosent have internet. When i installed the game it says windows xp has to...


Hello,

Thanks for using fixya.

My name is Carlo.

Your computer might not pass the system requirements that's why it has an error. Or, you can try installing it one more time and check if it will work. Computers do mess up sometimes.

Here's the system requirement of SIMS 3:

Desktop PC (Windows XP + SP2):
CPU: 2ghz Pentium4 Processor or Amd Athlon 2000+ Processor
RAM: 1 GB of RAM
GPU: 128mb Video Card (GeForce FX 5900 or Radeon 9500)

Desktop PC (Windows Vista + SP1):
CPU: 2ghz Pentium4 Processor or Amd Athlon 2400+ Processor
RAM: 1.5 GB of RAM
GPU: 128mb Video Card (GeForce FX 5900 or Radeon 9500)

Laptop (Windows XP + SP2):
CPU: 2ghz Pentium4 Processor or Amd Athlon 2000+ Processor
RAM: 1.5 GB of RAM
GPU: 128mb Video Card (GeForce Go 6200 or Radeon 9600)

Laptop (Windows Vista + SP1):
CPU: 2ghz Pentium4 Processor or Amd Athlon 2400+ Processor
RAM: 2 GB of RAM
GPU: 128mb Video Card (GeForce Go 6200 or Radeon 9600)

Read more: http://pc.ign.com/articles/939/939410p1.html#ixzz10TQHijZi


IF your computer does not pass the system requirement, then you cannot play sims3 in your computer.

I hope this helps. Thank you for using fixya

Please leave your comment and ratings. Thanks

CARLO

Sep 24, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I have dell inspiron 1545 intel media graphics accelerator 4 series chip set family. i cant play good games like crysis, mass effect, assasins creed etc. what should i do to play it. anyone please help me?


Minimum System Requirements
OS – Windows XP or Windows Vista
Processor – 2.8 GHz or faster (XP) or 3.2 GHz or faster* (Vista)
Memory – 1.0 GB RAM (XP) or 1.5 GB RAM (Vista)
Video Card –256 MB**
Hard Drive – 12GB
Sound Card – DirectX 9.0c compatible
* Supported Processors: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista) or faster, Intel Core 2.0 GHz (2.2 GHz for Vista) or faster, AMD Athlon 2800+ (3200+ for Vista) or faster.
** Supported chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT or greater; ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista) or greater. Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Integrated chipsets are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.
Recommended System Requirements
OS – Windows XP / Vista
Processor – Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
Memory – 2.0 GB RAM
GPU – NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS/640 or similar

Apr 01, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

1 Answer

Can the Dell Latitude D610 run any of the following games: Age of Conan Star Trek Online Champions Online Aion


Hi,
Check your system if it meets the following requirements
Age of Conan
Required
OS: Windows Vista/XP
Processor: 3GHz Pentium IV
RAM: 1GB RAM
Video Card: Shader Model 2.0 and 128MB RAM: NVIDIA GeForce 5800 or ATI 9800

Recommended
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz (E6600) or better
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7950GX2 or better
RAM: 2GB or more

Enhanced for: DirectX 10, 64-bit processors, multi-core
Supports Parental Controls on Windows Vista

Start Trek
System Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit)
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 3800+
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce 7950 / ATI Radeon X1800 / Intel HD Graphics
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Soundcard
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c or Higher
  • HDD: 8GB Free Disk Space
  • Network: Internet Broadband Connection Required
  • Disc: 6X DVD-ROM

Recommended System Configuration

  • OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit)
  • CPU: Intel E8400 Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2 5600+
  • Memory: 2GB RAM+
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD 3850+
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Soundcard
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c or Higher
  • HDD: 8GB Free Disk Space
  • Network: Internet Broadband Connection Required
  • Disc: 6X DVD-ROM

To check your system hardware> click on start>all programs>accessories>system tools> system information.

Thanks for using Fixya
proton


Mar 27, 2010 | Dell Latitude D610 Notebook

1 Answer

Upgrade question


It's probably cheaper and better long term for you to just upgrade.

Nov 20, 2009 | HP Pavilion a1610n PC Desktop

1 Answer

Hey, I have a hp zd8000 netbook with an ati mobility radeon x600 128mb video card i would like to know if i can run cod4 on it thx.


According to this you can't.
X600 Specs:
http://ati.amd.com/products/mobilityradeonx600/specs.html

COD4 System Requirements

Recommended requirements:
CPU: 2.4 GHz Dual Core or better
RAM: 1GB for XP and 2GB for Vista
HD: 8GB Free Space
GFX: 3.0 Shader Support, Nvidia Geforce 7800, ATI Radeon X1800 or better.

Minimum requirements:
CPU: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.4 GHz, AMD® Athlon™ 64 2800+ processor
or any 1.8Ghz Dual Core Processor or better.
RAM: 512MB RAM (768MB for Windows Vista)
HD: 8GB Free SPace
GFX: NVIDIA® Geforce™ 6600, ATI® Radeon® 9800Pro or better

Jul 05, 2009 | Dell RADEON X600, (128 MB) Graphic Card

1 Answer

Playing CRISIS..


heres more info on the game
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crysis

Operating System - Windows XP or Windows Vista
CPU Minimum - 2.8 GHz or faster for XP, 3.2 GHz or faster for Vista

cpu Recommended - Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.2 GHz, or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+

Memory - 1 GB RAM for XP, 1.5 GB RAM for Vista
Recommended - 2 GB RAM

Hard Drive Space - 12 GB of free space

Minimum Graphics Hardware - 256 MB video memory, NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT/ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista) or greater


Recommended - NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB or ATI 2900XT 512MB

Sound Hardware DirectX 9.0c compliant card

Jun 16, 2008 | AMD Athlon 64 4000+, 2.4 GHz...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition Logo

41 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Computers & Internet Experts

micky dee

Level 3 Expert

2642 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18354 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...