my problem is that my card doesnt seem to be accelerating anything at all in windows
example: load <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com" target="_new">Anandtech</A> and just look at the main page and its animations and adds and flashes and stuff. just doing this causes 60% load on my CPU. scrolling down causes 100% load and Internet Explorer reacts very slowly until i release the mouse.
text only sites dont seem to be a problem, just ones with alot of animation.
also when watching my pron in Media Player or Winamp, the cpu load is about 40%. i know this is totally off, even for Divx, because with my old Duron 1ghz simple web browsing and whatnot barely even made a hiccup
ive tried different driver versions, including 44.03, 45.23, 40.27 and 41.09. im using 41.09 now cause they are the fastest for gaming which doesnt seem to be affected by this. only web browsing and other GUI things
That's damned peculiar Phial. I wish I had a clue what was happening here.
I've heard of Smartgart causing this to happen with Ati cards, but never with Nvidia cards. By the sounds of it it might be some bizarre Win2k incompatibility with your hardware setup, but that's really just a cop out on my part...
Radeon 9500 (modded to PRO w/8 pixel pipelines)
AMD AthlonXP 2000+
I get similar slow-down when playing music in Windows Media player 9. It dosn't happen anywhere else, just when playing music in WMP9. The visualization and the progress bar will just freeze for a few seconds, sometimes as much as like 10 seconds (the music will keep playing though). While this is happening the program does not respond at all. Dunny why, oh well.
No thats normal for win2k and xp...
dumping all things to a virtual IRQ.
Usually doesnt pose a problem.
i THINK ive seen an issue like yours before when i had win2k.
Everything seemed to be consuming rediculous amounts of cpu power.
In the end i worked out that it was some wierdass windows glitch.
A partial reinstall didnt fix it.
A complete reinstall fixed it, so it must have been something to do with installed programs and the registry.
damn wierd all the same.
<b>I am not a AMD fanboy.
I am not a Via fanboy.
I am not a ATI fanboy.
I AM a performance fanboy.
And a low price fanboy. :smile:
Mr no integrity coward.</b>
Still, the safest bet is to have a separate IRQ for each individual device if at all possilbe. THAT is really the best option. I personally am not surprised with the load your system receives with all that stuff channeled through only one IRQ. THere should be 15 others. You BIOS might have some manual Firmware controlled IRQ options. Also, check the Device Manager in WIndows.
My OS features preemptive multitasking, a fully interactive command line, & support for 640K of RAM!
perhaps i should try some *OLD* Via4in1 drivers? perhaps teh new ones are more suited to KT400/KT600. sjhouldnt matter really sinse all the VIA chipsets are basically teh same after KT266A, just rebadged
but interesting, thanks thats somethign else ill try as well
at first my computer booted up in like, less than a minute
then i installed SP4 to get rid of the slow "saving your settings" shutdown, and for security fixes
then over the course of the last few weeks my boot time is now up to like, 3 minutes give or take. and definately more boggy. i have NAV2004 and have removed 2 kazaa viruses, but i doubt that they have anyting to do with IE
phssok: this has little to do with the cache, thanks for the input tho