High CPU usage - ATI problem?

#1
I get a high CPU usage scrolling on websites, up to over 50%. Especially this forum scrolls very slowly / jerky. This happens both in IE and firefox.

I see some event 500 (Graphics subsystem resources are over-utilized) and 501 (Graphics subsystem resources are over-utilized) in the performance log, so I suspect the culprit to be the ATI board. I am using the latest drivers.

The system is a laptop 2.8ghz 4 gb ati mobility radeon 3650. I see the same problem on a Dell laptop with a ATI HD 3200 getting a CPU usage over 70% scrolling on windows7forums.com.

Any ideas?
 


#2
You said your using the latest drivers.. which one's Windows Vista or Windows 7? If you using the latest Vista one's than I'd suggest trying the latest Windows 7 driver's or vice versa if your using the latest Windows 7 one already.. Just make sure to uninstall whichever one your currently using prior to installing a new one.. ;)

What is your exact Video Card Model? :) Also, you might want to take a look at what processes are running in task manager.. It does sound like a gpu problem but it wouldn't hurt to check that as well.. ;)
 


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#3
Thanks for the quick reply. I am using the Windows 7 drivers, had tried the Vista drivers too but same problem.
Video card is a ATI Mobility Radeon 3650 and on the other machine a ATI Radeon HD 3200.
 


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