CPUs running at 100% (Hardy Heron, Dell XPS M1330)

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Thu Apr 1 02:29:22 UTC 2010

On 03/31/2010 07:16 PM, Quin Wills wrote:
> Hi
> I've one of the Dell XPS M1330 machines that come shipped with Hardy LTS
> (Dual Core T7300 2GHz/800Mhz 4MB Cache, 2GB RAM). I've had it for a year and
> use it for scientific computing.
> As of about 2 weeks ago I notice that the my youtube and BBC iplayer
> playback started becoming jerky after a few minutes into any video. I've not
> made any software changes recently. I ran the usual DELL hardware checks and
> reinstalled my flash plugins, without improvement. My laptop began freezing,
> including with standard applications like openoffice or when running a CPU
> intensive job during analysis (I code in R). So the problem appears to be my
> CPUs and I've confirmed, using the system monitor, that they rapidly hit
> 100% before my laptop freezes.

Umm... the system monitor will show which items are running the highest
cpu amounts. What does yours show?

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