Programs run slow and processor speeds spike

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by TURBO6, Aug 25, 2002.

  1. TURBO6

    TURBO6 Guest

    I am having problems running programs on my VAIO XP sysytem. My processor runs at nearly 100% at times and I get very choppy action. I have 512 megs of ram and a 1.5 P4 chip - The problem seems to get worse the longer I run the program. Is there anything specific that causes this type of problem??:confused:
  2. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

    I have a p4 sony viao programs are slow when i use pc-cillian(came with the viao) and my system idle process constantly runs at 100...
  3. TURBO6

    TURBO6 Guest

    I will try shutting the PC chilling off - I also increased my page file size to 768 - 1536
  4. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

    You can start taskmanager and in the processes tab you can see what is causing the high CPU-usage. Some versions of Norton Firewall for example sometimes cause 100% without reason.
  5. TURBO6

    TURBO6 Guest

    well, the cpu-usage is from the programs running, but like I said it seems to get worse the longer I use the programs.

    Someone mentioned something regarding memory dump once - any suggestions?

    BMWCHUBB Guest

    Do use any image editing software?
    Such as psp,or adobe p/s?

    If so thats where the problem might lay!!
    I was getting memory dump errors, then found that if
    i put my swap file on a drive other than the one that photoshop was installed, every thing was fine!!no more mem dump errs;) ;) :D

    hope this helps