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1280x1024 Cpu In Desktop Maxes Out With New Window


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#1 Case76

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 03:36 AM

Hi there folks,

What I got:
Windows XP Pro SP2
Intel Pentium D Duo-core 3.40 Ghz
Asus P5VDC-X motherboard
ATI Radeon 9550 256mb
1Gb RAM

The problem:
On the XP desktop, whenever I open a new window (particularly Firefox or IE), the cpu% rises up to around 80% when these apps are in the foreground. As soon as they are minimized or the size of their window is made smaller, the performance improves, e.g when they are minimized the cpu% goes back to a sensible level, 7%-12%. This problem only happens when the screen resolution is set to 1280x1024. If it is set to 1024x768 the problem is completely gone, and when opening any of these windows the cpu% barely flinches. Iíve only just noticed this problem start to occur, as when playing music in iTunes, MMJB, or Media player, the sound goes all crackly and slows down, while firefox or IE is in the foreground. As soon as switch back to the music player, it goes back to playing normally. VERY annoying not to be able to play music and browse in firefox at the same time.

Some things to note:
-the cpu% of firefox.exe or iexplore.exe barely increases when they are in the foreground, yet the cpu rises up to about 80%, and looking in the process list there are NO processes that are consuming this amount of CPU.

-Some sites cause more cpu% usage, especially google, must be all the white, i dont know. Some sites, like this one for example do not cause such severe cpu%.


As far as I can tell the problem has just started occurring, and no new software has been installed (to my knowledge, though I do share this PC with my girlfriend).

What Iíve tried:
Iíve re-installed the latest ATI driver (6.8)
Iíve switched between background process performance and foreground process performance in SYSTEM under control panel.
Iíve run full scans in Ad-Aware and Norton anti-virus and both of these definition files are up to date.


It sounds VERY graphics hardwarey/drivery to me, but that doesnít really explain why the problem doesnít occur at a lower resolution, and why it is so severe as soon as it goes to 1280x1024.

See below for hijackthis log.

THANKS GURUS.



O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] "C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002ASync] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002A] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] soundman.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ANIWZCS2Service] C:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\WZCSLDR2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MaxtorOneTouch] C:\Program Files\Maxtor\OneTouch\utils\Onetouch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MXOBG] C:\Documents and Settings\Matt\Local Settings\Temp\{231F68F4-70E4-41A6-BEDA-7E7934169B54}\MXOALDR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RetroExpress] C:\PROGRA~1\Dantz\RETROS~1\RetroExpress.exe /h
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATICCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe" runtime
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AWMON] "C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Plus\Ad-Watch.exe"
O4 - Global Startup: Integrity Client.lnk = C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\Integrity Client\iclient.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O18 - Protocol: livecall - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: NavLogon - C:\WINDOWS\system32\NavLogon.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O23 - Service: ANIWZCSd Service (ANIWZCSdService) - Alpha Networks Inc. - C:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\ANIWZCSdS.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus Definition Watcher (DefWatch) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPodService - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Retrospect Express HD Restore Helper (RetroExp Helper) - Dantz Development Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\Dantz\RETROS~1\rthlpsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Retrospect Express HD Launcher (RetroExpLauncher) - Dantz Development Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\Dantz\RETROS~1\retrorun.exe
O23 - Service: SAVRoam (SavRoam) - symantec - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

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#2 Case76

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 12:48 AM

A bit more info about this

Using performance monitor, these counters MAX OUT when i switch to say, google, in firefox.

DPC Rate
DPCs Queued/sec
Interrupts/sec

Everything else stays constant, EXCEPT these three counters which go nuts. % DPC Time stays constant too.

Any takers?




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