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Winrar Using 100% Cpu

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#1 madnlooney


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Posted 16 July 2006 - 06:50 PM

hi guys, lately ive been having poblems with using winrar. when i use it its using 100% CPU usage. is this normal? i also get blue screen of death too if the file i want to rar is about 500mb or more. i got a AMD 3200 + with 3gb RAM which is more than enough id of thought to do this.
anyone have any ideas what could be causing the problem?


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Posted 16 July 2006 - 07:36 PM

Do you have much memory? Shrinking files that are so large uses a lot of resources. It's not abnormal to use 100% of the processor during the shrink, but not, of course, by just opening the program.

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 07:46 PM

I do not think it is a problem with memory at 3 Gb. I think the answer to this is the size of the files to be archived. I know there are size limits to any archiving program and this is something that should be looked into. The larger the file the more likely for a crash. There could be 100 Gb of Ram and it would not make a difference.

Edited by ThorXP, 16 July 2006 - 07:46 PM.

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