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Ok guys my games work perfectly and fast and take proper cpu usage,,

Like FEAR takes up say 38 percent ,,


Now in windows desktop ,,,, whatever that has to do with images or movement of any type in a program which is 2D ,, the CPU usage goes up cores working to 40 percent

When I drag a simple window I get 40 percent usage, Dragging a image around even worse since its bigger. I can barely watch 2 or 3 videos with winamp @ same time.

Now my old Athlon XP while dragging or anything didnt move more then 1 percent.

This is a serious problem and I don't think its my CPU. It cant be if games run and take up processes fine.

Its 2D that is blown up which makes this poor box of mine pointless.

I have tried everything to do point of deleted every nvidia registry entry, uninstalling drivers,, driver celan pro ,, everything u can imagine,, I even removed standard vga bunch of stuff in reg,, Everything came up,,, and I installed latest WHQL drivers,,, same thing,, all drivers installed.

My only hope now is to find a replacement shell to explorer.exe ,, that uses D3D ,, which I dont think there is unless you go to Vista ,,,, especially finding one compatible with 64bit ,,,,, Guys is my video card busted ? the 2D , portion,, BTW flashed bios as well for hell of it.. nothing.

The lemon card can only perform @ 870mhz memory due to the defective memory... Soo now ***,, my 2D is doing this and killing my CPU ,,

Plz gurus,, I need help.. format or other stuff is not a option.

I am mentally ill and dont wanna go thru all that again...

Thanks

Armen
    
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BUMP,

Also note I took out the video card and the waterblock and reseated it cuz it had gotten lose and the idle was sky rocketing to 71c , quickly shut off comp and redid the block on GPU ,,, fired her up, and as I said,, games run like a charm, and take proper cpu usage,

Inside windows ,, dragging a window or viewing a simple pic sky rockets to 30 percent

Before it was 0 percent as you all know!!!!
    
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post #3 of 10
How full is your hard drive? If it is near full, your entire computer will freeze up or work slow.
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Nah hard drives are same space available.... This is not a hard drive problem or CPU problem, or GPU problem,, games run smooth and fast like always.

Its inside windows when I do anything the CPU spikes to 50 percent,,, less or low,,, depending on 2D window movement,,, soo any app that has drawing slows down,, moving a simple JPG takes up 60 percent cpu usage,, on the cores,,,,,,, I installed nvidia drivers 30 times,, same thing,,

I also do not get the hardware wizard after I uninstall my drivers.. Could that be the problem.... Something is wrong and I know its soo fixable,,, thx all!!!!
    
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bump please, I need some guru real advice, If I test out another new video card what would happen ? Also I dont get the found new hardware wizard after uninstall complete uninstall drivercleaner safe mode everything, I dont get that pop up, instead I get the red X on the corner taskbar saying your screen resolution is lower and we can increase it for better viewing,,,, What yall think I know this is the wrong place, but since it destroyed my cpu performance in windows ,, gaming is fine,,,, nvidia topic move it if you have to sorry!
    
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Perhaps different GPU drivers?
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virus, spyware. your anti virus to see if there is any thing
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What major hardware upgrades have you done without a re-install?
    
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Ok guys new news. I did a complete fresh install of windows.

Everything went smooth ,, I installed drivers and mobo and dx9 and sp2 .. All is well.. except same problem.. with the 2D ... Soo now I know its not a OS issue or driver issue. In fact Im 80 percent sure its the video card thats busted. Don't forget this card was a defective card with the memory, and they admitted it, and fixed the new batch. Soo I must set memory to 870 ,,, anything higher I get red screen of death... nasty stuff

Im going to try a another video card while I leave this one hanging as theres block on it.

If I put that new card in, I bet you all will be solved... Now the thing is,, I have lifetime warranty ,, soo I can RMA this card , I can get a temporary video card from Frys but what should I get,, should I spend money and buy a G92 GTS ,,, from frys and undo the heatsinkfan,, and put the waterblock on that new card, Once I get my RMA card back I sell it brand new box ??? is that logical option to you yall ?

Are we convinced its a busted video card,, in which the GPU performs great in games and cpu usage like 38 percent in FEAR,, in windows,, anything with image 2d drawing spikes up the cores to the point I feel Im using a athlon xp ,,,,

Will this new video card be the solution!!! prays,, sighs
    
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Dragging the mouse spikes to 5 percent,, simple window movement 20 percent,, anything related to 2d drawing. Any thoughts gurus
    
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