"themesh" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I've just made the move from XP SP3 to Vista Ultimate 64 bit and am
> currently having numerous issues.
> My system is -
> 8800 GT
> E2160 @ 1.8
> 2 gig ram (800)
> p35 ds3
> ASUS VW222 22 (1680 x 1050)
> Issues I'm having -
> - Cpu usage is spiking from 5% - 30% whilst I'm doing basic desktop
> - When close Opera to go back to the desktop the gadgets are taking a
> while to load.
> Possible fixes/Questions
> - Do I need to install video drivers? I was told that Vista auto
> detects and installs drivers.
> - Do I need to install motherboard drivers?
> Thanks for any help or suggestions.
Vista auto installs drivers if it knows about them. It is not a bad idea to
check with manufacturer websites to get latest drivers.
Do this for your video card AND motherboard
Open task Manager (CTRL-SHIFT-ESC)
Click on the PROCESSES tab
Click on the CPU heading (this will gather the most active processes to one
end) - you should be able to see what is spiking..
The Opera issue could be down to video drivers..
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