High CPU running simple grahics!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help' started by p.mc, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. p.mc

    p.mc Guest

    Hi

    I’ve an old Ei SYSTEM 4415 notebook from dixons that I’m preparing for my
    daughter.
    But I can’t seem to get it to run as I’m sure it must be able to
    graphically.

    WinXp Home SP3 (fully updated from win update)
    System model: 755IX
    Intel ® Celeron ®
    CPU: 2.40ghz
    1GB of ram (which I’ve just upped from 256mb)
    HDD: 30gb (15.4GB available)

    The OEM amibios has very limited options.
    I did want to install the latest bios but gave up after discovering there
    was no support from dixons
    For manufacturer board details etc etc.

    Anyhow I hoped the 256mb to 1GB ram upgrade would speed things up,
    especially loading web pages, but I found it was actually the graphics part
    to blame after running wmp with visualizations on. This used 100% CPU on
    such a small task.

    I went and installed the latest graphics driver for my Intel graphics
    controller from their old catalogue.
    Of course this was not from dixons support as stated above, but it was
    slightly better on the on the CPU
    Usage, but still when watching you tube clips (low res) it stutters (no
    chance of HD playback)

    Q…Without installing new internal or external graphics card; is there
    something I can do about the excessive CPU usage when running visuals?

    Other info
    No problems in device manager between installs
    DX diag ver 9.0c reports no problems on both drivers when installed
    separately

    DX Diag notes compared
    Original GFX driver supported agp
    Latest GFX driver doesn’t (but less cpu intensive)

    Original GFX driver
    Min. Graphics Memory: 8 MB
    Max. Graphics Memory: 64 MB
    Graphics Memory in use: 12 MB

    Latest GFX driver as above except
    Graphics Memory in use: 6MB! (but less cpu intensive)


    Original GFX driver
    Page File: 435MB used, 857MB available
    Latest GFX driver
    Page File: 335MB used, 957MB available! (what happened to the 100mb
    difference!)

    My page file settings
    Processor adjusted for programs
    Memory adjusted for programs
    Total page file size for all drives 372mb
    Maximum size 1522mb
    ( I changed the initial size 372 to 1522mb, rebooted and it didn’t seem any
    better so changed it back)
    (changed to system managed and Memory adjusted for system cache, but
    changed back for better performance)



    Regards
    p.mc
     
    p.mc, Nov 29, 2011
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