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#1 JRockZ

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 07:23 PM

Im trying to improve performance on my girls Emachines EL1300 Necasary System specs are:
  • Athlon 64 1.6Ghz Single core
  • 2Gb 400Mhz Dual channel ram
  • 160Gb sata HDD
  • NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ 6150SE
  • Win 7 32Bit
I notice when i start an application or when i get online and surf that at times the processor useage hits 100% yet my ram is still sitting partially used at only 36% sometimes a little more (42%) Never seen it even hit anything higer than 55% or so. Shouldnt windows use the ram whne processor useage gets this high instead of bogging down system preformance and freezing? Ive checked through all running programs and use tune up utilities as well as other diagnostic and managment programs to keep things tweaked and in good running order yet this PC still is a slow old dog.
Any tips ?
TIA

Edited by JRockZ, 21 March 2010 - 07:26 PM.

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#2 Broni

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 09:43 PM

Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspx
Unzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.
Click on View > Select Colunms.
In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.
Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 07:56 AM

Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspx
Unzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.
Click on View > Select Colunms.
In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.
Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.
Attach the file to your next reply.


Thanks Broni Heres what you asked for, ive used black vipers services guide and done a few other things so i doubt the processes are killing me i think it maybe just the slow 1.6 processor.
Process	PID	CPU	Description	Company Name	Command Line
System Idle Process	0	75.76			
sidebar.exe	1900	9.09	Windows Desktop Gadgets	Microsoft Corporation	"C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe" /autoRun
procexp.exe	4880	6.06	Sysinternals Process Explorer	Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com	"C:\Users\EMach\Desktop\procexp.exe" 
dwm.exe	1444	4.55	Desktop Window Manager	Microsoft Corporation	"C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe"
lsass.exe	568	1.52			
csrss.exe	464	1.52			
WUDFHost.exe	3176				
WmiPrvSE.exe	860				
winlogon.exe	512				
wininit.exe	456				
TuneUpUtilitiesService32.exe	1108				
TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe	2388		TuneUp Utilities	TuneUp Software	"C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2010\TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe" /TUStart /pid:1108
taskhost.exe	1664		Host Process for Windows Tasks	Microsoft Corporation	"taskhost.exe"
svchost.exe	780				
svchost.exe	940				
svchost.exe	900				
svchost.exe	680				
svchost.exe	3608				
svchost.exe	968				
svchost.exe	1084				
svchost.exe	1728				
svchost.exe	1240				
svchost.exe	1536				
svchost.exe	848				
svchost.exe	3412				
spoolsv.exe	1492				
services.exe	556				
RtHDVCpl.exe	1888		HD Audio Control Panel	Realtek Semiconductor	"C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe" 
RichVideo.exe	548				
nvvsvc.exe	740				
nvvsvc.exe	1180				
lsm.exe	576				
iexplore.exe	1344		Internet Explorer	Microsoft Corporation	"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" SCODEF:5032 CREDAT:71937
iexplore.exe	5032		Internet Explorer	Microsoft Corporation	"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" 
explorer.exe	1456		Windows Explorer	Microsoft Corporation	C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
ETService.exe	4668				
csrss.exe	412				
ccSvcHst.exe	1820				
ccSvcHst.exe	2812				
audiodg.exe	5632

For sure let me kn ow what you think though.
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 06:43 PM

I don't see anything abnormal. If we exclude Process Explorer (6%), which normally is not running, System Idle Process (CPU NOT used) stays at 82%, which is decent.
Sidebar process eats up another 9%.
If you have some incidents, where CPU usage spikes, you would have to post another PE reading, when the actual spike happens.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 01:48 PM

You may want to tone down the graphical user interface, and turn off all performance hindering customizations like Sidebar.




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