High CPU usage - ATI problem?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by gian23, May 9, 2009.

  1. gian23

    gian23 New Member

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    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. Radenight

    Radenight New Member

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    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. gian23

    gian23 New Member

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    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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