Posted 27 October 2007 - 12:13 PM
I bought a new HP system about a year ago (still on my one year warranty). Now I've reinstalled my system twice. With the factory discs provided (I didn't feel like hunting down all the components that needed to be installed for my computer). My initial Issue was that it took about 15 minutes to start up, and then would kind of crash and stall. I went through Hijack this and couldn't find anything wrong, especially since when I go to view my CPU usage, and it was nearly at 0%. After much trying things around, I found that it was Norton Internet Security which was causing the system to be so slow, so I promptly uninstalled that. and installed McAfee, not great but at least it doesn't take 15 minutes to start up anymore.
Now as for my second issue, my CPU usage likes to go at full 50% on whatever the program that is accessing it starts first. Since I have a dual core, Core2 in the system, I'm able to use the other core to do what I need to do. But I would like to be able to use both cores like it is suppose to be used. I can't seem to figure out why it keeps taxing the first core. It's not one specific program either, it is whichever one starts first on using it for something. i.e. Firefox could be the one stalled out, and then I'd force close that, and then it could be Explorer, my Logitech desktop manager, AIM, etc...
Does anyone have any Ideas? My System config is as follows:
Intel Core2 Duo 2.13GHZ
2 HDD both SATA2
Eventually I might upgrade to a Core2 Quad but right now I don't have that kind of money.