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    EPIA-M CPU 100% problem

    I have a EPIA-M 1000 with 512mbDDR and 40gb 4200 and just freshly formatted with XPsp2 and updates. I only installed drivers for the board and video codecs of CCCP, divx, Ac3. I'm using VLC and MPC both seem to have "lagging" problems as well as slow within windows.

    Here are some Screen Shots of what is happening. Basically its at 100% just by playing a video.

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    Only 20 things running.





    Any ideas on why it is so slow? Maybe the harddrive as its only a 40gb 4200rpm.

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    Fake edit...can someone move this to general hardware?

    Kthax

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    It's not so much how many services you have running, it's how much CPU they're collectivley using that slow the performance.

    Looking at your taskmanager screenshot, it's Mplayer that's sucking the usage of the CPU (it's on 98%). You mentioned that VLC was laggy as well. Try running VLC without mplayer open and see if that goes up to around 98 as well. If it is, then it's possibly somethign common to both programs ie. codecs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NiSlo View Post
    It's not so much how many services you have running, it's how much CPU they're collectivley using that slow the performance.

    Looking at your taskmanager screenshot, it's Mplayer that's sucking the usage of the CPU (it's on 98%). You mentioned that VLC was laggy as well. Try running VLC without mplayer open and see if that goes up to around 98 as well. If it is, then it's possibly somethign common to both programs ie. codecs.
    I know its mplayer, VLC, Winamp that are pulling the CPU. I'm just confused why its pulling so much? Is it because its mpg2 decoding? The m1000 should be able to run these programs alot more efficent right?

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    uninstall your mpeg codecs..and just use your comp and see if that makes a dif. it cant be your cpu..any problem with your cpu and your comp shouldn't even be functioning...then try and install a codec pack onto your comp..io have the same cpu..160gb hd and 1 gb of mem..i play mp3s and gps at the same time..im using roughly about 53% cpu then..the max i hit is 78 ish and thats when i change songs..i know my specs aren't similar to your but in the end..your using way to much cpu..and it really shouldn't be that high..
    DONT reinstall windows xp..eliminate programs one at a time beforehand...

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    Is the usage the same when you're watching a video as it is when listening to music?

    I've got the m10000 with 512mb RAM and I had no issues what so ever. Granted I didnt check it's CPU usage, but it was fast, responsive and smooth when I used it.
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    I would check if you have proper directx installation. Overlay settings in particular.
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    Are you using an external USB soundcard? I know when I switched to a USB soundcard over a PCI one on my M10000 mp3 playback was close to 50% and video playback was super high. DVD, forget it. I was able to do it all with a PCI soundcard and an IDE dvd drive with much lower CPU usage.

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    hmm...still have the problem

    Things I've tried.
    Different ram
    Fresh XP format
    Install of windows updates all over again
    No codecs


    Still uses 100% alot....like doing windows update.

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