Re: has no one experienced this?
From: flintridgeparkenfarker vonkerschnauzerheiden (no_at_spam.com)
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 19:58:52 -0700
"Gareth Tuckwell" <ContactGT@NoSpam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
> I get this problem (different GFX card), when I am manipulating
> photographs - it happens basically when they PC is out of RAM...
> If the hard disk is thrashing at the same time as the window updates
> + in chunks, then your PC has run out of RAM and is using the windows swap
> file in place of normal memory...
> Have you lots of other application open in the background?
> You might have just one or 2 applications open in the background, but
> they use alot of memory?
I use this computer the same as when I ran Win95, with 64MB RAM and never
experienced slow/labored scrolling. Now I have 1GB RAM and a 233MHz FSB and
the task manager shows no usage of the page file, even when I open 3 times
the number of apps I would normally run. I don't work w/resource gobbling
stuff like heavy graphics, sound, etc.. I can have an 8KB Notepad file open
by itself and the scrolling behavior will be the same as if I have 10 or 15
apps like Excel, development environments, command window, etc. open.
It seems like either the behavior is an idiosyncracy of XP or there is a
setting somewhere I'm not familiar with that could have an affect. I did
notice however that when I scroll a document the CPU usage goes up to 100%
and that doesn't seem right. Even with only a couple apps open the CPU still
uses 100% capacity when I scroll a document. Does that sound common to you,
or did I end up with a bum processor?
> Use the task manager (CTRL + Shift + Esc) and monitor the performance
> is the memory usage (bottom of screen) higher than the amount of RAM in
> "flintridgeparkenfarker vonkerschnauzerheiden" <email@example.com> wrote in
> message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> > Scrolling does not slide the entire contents of a document, but rather
> > the contents in "waves" as the window is constantly refreshing.
> > Could someone at least tell me if this is common XP behavior? Or could
> > a compatibility issue between XP and MSI GeForce FX5200 graphics card?
> > It's driving me nuts. All this RAM and processing speed and the thing
> > like dooky.
> > --
> > joe
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