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Vista Sidebar using 15-25% CPU time?

post #1 of 28
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Is it normal for the sidebar to be using so much CPU time? It's always at 15-25% for some reason.. It's taking away from my crunching.

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post #2 of 28
I didn't know people used it? lol
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I don't use it since it eats resources...especially it uses the CPU a lot.
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post #4 of 28
yeah... my dad uses it on his computer and it really eats up the cpu usage. when i first got my computer, i disabled it and havent seen it since.
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post #5 of 28
That is unusual.
Disable gadgets one at a time and find out which one is the hog.
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post #6 of 28
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Originally Posted by mnishimura00 View Post
yeah... my dad uses it on his computer and it really eats up the cpu usage. when i first got my computer, i disabled it and havent seen it since.
Well before I reformatted it only took 1-4% and I'm fine with that. Now it's just way too much.

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Originally Posted by Litlratt View Post
That is unusual.
Disable gadgets one at a time and find out which one is the hog.
Hm.. If I close it and reopen it CPU usage goes down to the normal 1-4%
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post #7 of 28
True, while in idle my computer is using 2-8 % maybe and I have over 10 gadgets running.
post #8 of 28
It could be the OS or whatever software is running
    
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post #9 of 28
Mine usually consumes 1-2% CPU usage. Every so often it goes up to 5%, but not more than that.
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post #10 of 28
Yeah same here, it only uses like 1-2 percent. I have the Evereset one, a WLAN one, CPU and RAM usage.
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