well i'm using 98se and there's very little running in the background, nothing new anyway. i have messed about with an overclocking program for my graphics card, but have since un-installed it. i have another query if you don't mind. i have just installed a newer nvidia driver 41.9 i think, and know i can't access my setting in - right click desktop, settings. all i get is a flashing cursor and a black screen, any advice on this?
thnx guys i got it sorted out, but i'm still not sure about my cpu. i 've never noticed it in the past. it usually runs idle at about 3%, but like i say, i have closed down all except explorer ans system tray, and it fluctuates quite alot, but stays in the region between 50-60%. i know that this is definitly far too high while sitting idle. a point to add is that my cpu temp is at 50 60 degrees. a problem whith which i've had for nearly a year now; could have something to do with it i guess!!
One of my machines hardly ever goes under 35% even with nothing running and like yours can be 50% or 60%. The one I'm on now is at the moment only 3 to 6% with a few progs running and me typing this to you. Both running same OS. I used to worry about it but have never found an answer and it seems not to cause any trouble.
I'll watch this thread for any positive suggestions but at the very worst -- don't worry about it.
thnx stokey, but that's the thing. mine also used to use very little. although i'm currently on the net, it's running at around 80%. 1.1 amd athlon with 512mb ram of which 409mb isnt being used. surely this can't be right!!! the cpu usage that is, not the unused ram.