64bit Speed




I have been playing about with Vista Home for the first time this weekend.
I have got the 64bit version with 2G of Ram and over 100Gig of hard drive
With nothing running at all apart from the OS, the CPU usage is at 60%+
If I try running any programes like fireworks or iTunes i may as well be
back using Windows 3.1 it's just that slow.

Can anyone help me try and find out what might be making it run so slow?

System Info:

More details about my computer

Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+ 3.9 2.9
Determined by lowest subscore

Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB 2.9
Graphics RADEON 9600 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) 3.6
Gaming graphics 255 MB Total available graphics memory 3.4
Primary hard disk 140GB Free (184GB Total) 5.3
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium


Manufacturer Tiny Computers
Model MS-6741
Total amount of system memory 2.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 1


Total size of hard disk(s) 295 GB
Disk partition (C:) 140 GB Free (184 GB Total)
Media drive (D:) CD/DVD
Media drive (E:) CD/DVDCD/DVD
Disk partition (F:) 61 GB Free (112 GB Total)


Display adapter type RADEON 9600 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
Total available graphics memory 255 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 128 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 127 MB
Display adapter driver version
Primary monitor resolution 1280x1024
DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better





I may be on the wrong line, but those 9600SE cards were in the main
faulty - something like 65% failure rate because they were purchased
untested from Sapphire (who simply added 10% to the delivery quantity
to allow for any failures)
Sapphire didn't quality check them, nor did Granville
Try another graphics card and see if that cures anything

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