It has 756mb of ram.I'm not very computer savy but it's a brand new Packard Bell with a 160gb hardrive.It's my partners computer.I have windows xp with only 256 mb of ram and my machine uses a LOT less cpu than her's does.
I had to go back to XP but can I ask if the PC appears to be lagging, is anything slow to open or to run? If not this might be normal - cannot say for sure as I'm back on XP. I'm a great believer in "if its not broke don't try to fix it" and if theres no delay on anything I would be tempted to leave it alone. Having said that adman 2 makes a valid point, Vista is very memory hungry and adding more, providing you have a slot free, would speed things up.
Ive just had a look to see what's eating up the cpu(now between 8% and 100%)system idle is fluctuating between 65 and 91% with ie explorer.exe sometimes using over 50%,is there anything I can do about this,or is this normal?Thanks.