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TheJack

High CPU utilization

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Configuration:

Tbird 1.4 GHz

ECS K7S5A (SiS735 chipset)

512 MB of ram

Maxtor 6L040J2 (40GB, 7200rpm)

GF2 pro 64MB

WinXP with SP1, default Windows SiS IDE drivers

DMA is on

I ran HDTach 2.61, and everything else looks normal. Access time is about 12 ms, average read speed is little less than 35000 kps.

But recently CPU utilization is unbelievably high: around 54%!

This happened after I installed extra ram into my computer (I only had 256 MB before). Before that, CPU utilization was ''only'' around 10%.

Otherwise computer works normally (games run much better with extra ram).

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Guest russofris

Sis has a new ver 2.03 of their IDE drivers. I have a friend with a Sis 745 (similar to yours) that I will ask about this. I no longer have a 735 board laying around.

1: Goto http://www.sis.com.tw

2: Change the language to english in the upper right

3: Go to the download center (under support)

4: Fill in the info

Thank you for your time,

Frank Russo

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