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post #11 of 28
I have never used the sidebar...

Useless IMO
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post #12 of 28
The irony in this is, the thing on the sidebar using the most cpu power is the thing that tells you how much cpu is used. Remove that and you should be good.

Anything on the sidebar that fluctuates or anything like that will use cpu.
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post #13 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Retrospekt View Post
The irony in this is, the thing on the sidebar using the most cpu power is the thing that tells you how much cpu is used. Remove that and you should be good.

Anything on the sidebar that fluctuates or anything like that will use cpu.
Aww. That's the whole point of the sidebar. To glance over and see how much RAM is used, etc.
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post #14 of 28
I think Yahoo Widgets uses less resources than the Vista Sidebar.
Another alternative.
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post #15 of 28
Thread Starter 
The Sidebar is weird.. It starts off using little CPU but the increases to about 20%. If I close every gadget I have running on the sidebar there is no change in CPU usage. I have to close and reopen the sidebar to get it to normal usage. But nonetheless it rises to 20% again with time.
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post #16 of 28
Bad optimization in some of the gadgets maybe?
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post #17 of 28
Mine uses 0? Lol. I have it on but no gadgets .
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post #18 of 28
weird high usage
mine uses 0%
but i only use the XBox360 gamertag thingie and Everest
if it happened after the reformat...try it again...maybe it`ll help
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post #19 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spart View Post
Bad optimization in some of the gadgets maybe?
Could be.. Let me install the same gadgets as I had before.
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post #20 of 28
Thread Starter 
Looks like the All CPU Meter and the Network one drained a ton of CPU time. I'm back to using the Multi Meter for Dual Core.
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