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    RR with Jetway J7F5 CPU usage

    Is anyone else using RR with this moboard? I'm wondering what you are getting for CPU usage? I'm using DFX 4 as my skin, and getting 13-14% at idle, and 60-80% utilization when playing mp3's with embeddeed winamp, which seems high to me, given this is 1.5 GHZ processor. Would like some comparative benchmarks.

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    have a look here , this will help bring your cpu down abit

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/rr-f...ad-runner.html

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    I'm using this board with Road Runner and DFX, check out my rant here if you'd like:
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/gene...are-limit.html

    Is that 60-80% you're getting playing mp3's with a visualization running? That's about where I'm at with a visu and gps running. If not though it sounds like something's wrong because I get around 13-14% playing mp3's with no visualization/gps.
    Have you updated the bios and video drivers and installed flash? What are you running as your home screen?

    So far I'm not very pleased with the board's video. I know video cards are cheap, but I specifically bought this over the J7F2 so I wouldn't have issues, and as mentioned in that post I can't tell any difference between 64 and 128 MB shared video.

    For now I'm going to put up with it just so I can get everything installed in the car. One thing I did notice that baffles me is that hibernating and then resuming from hibernate drops my cpu usage drastically, I'm talking mp3's with a transparent visualization are running at 15 - 20% and I have no idea why. Since I'm planning on using hibernation when turning off my car, I may end up not really having a problem with this board.

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    Thanks for the feedback. I have hope now. I am NOT running visualizations, only running RR, DFX4 skin, and IG4. Even without IG4 running, when I play a mp3 in winamp under RR, I am getting the 60-80% utilization.

    I have the current flash, updated from adobe's site last week, so I'll have to take a look at the bios and drivers, although I've updated the latest from jetway's site last month.if I could get 10-15% during mp3 play, I would be happy.

    As for home screen, if you are referring to the main menu screen in RR, I am using a static logo with compass. I switched to just a static logo without compass, and it didn't make much of a difference in the load while playing music.

    I also have an m2 and am using hybernation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overlander View Post
    Thanks for the feedback. I have hope now. I am NOT running visualizations, only running RR, DFX4 skin, and IG4. Even without IG4 running, when I play a mp3 in winamp under RR, I am getting the 60-80% utilization.

    I have the current flash, updated from adobe's site last week, so I'll have to take a look at the bios and drivers, although I've updated the latest from jetway's site last month.if I could get 10-15% during mp3 play, I would be happy.

    As for home screen, if you are referring to the main menu screen in RR, I am using a static logo with compass. I switched to just a static logo without compass, and it didn't make much of a difference in the load while playing music.

    I also have an m2 and am using hybernation.

    You and I are running nearly Identical rigs and using DFX4... Since updating to DFX4 i noticed it is heavier running. I too run about 60-80...However on a fresh restart (non-resume) I run around 10-20... Regardless, this CPU and board should be able to handle these basic scripts and play mp3's... From what I have found it is due to the lack of on board video ram. I updated to recent video drivers and it didn't really help. I run low video settings and have tried everything. Everyone has suggested a new video card...With this board having ONE PCI slot and my sound card occupying it I am lost. Looking to upgrade whole system and future proof it for at least 5 years hopefully (yeah right ).. If I had the free PCI Slot I would buy a cheapo PCi card and see if it made a difference. Good luck, let me know if anything you try works.

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    Ok, update. Chainu127's feedback, I updated the bios to v 5.1 yesterday, and also updated the Via HD drivers to current version, and that immediately brought the CPU load down to around 20-40%, from the previous 80-90%. That's a huge improvement, and I'm happy now. I dont' want to switch moboards, because this one is pretty good for low power draw, and is excellent at running cool, which is important for an expedition off road rig like I have. Extreme weather tollerance is important to me.

    I also have Symantec running on mine, but just read in a newspaper that Symantec has radically rebuilt their AV software to use significantly less CPU load and less nuisance prompts. When I upgrade to that, that will probably be another improvement.

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    Hey mate, nice work on getting it down with the bios update. Im running the 2ghz version of the jetway and as a comparison, running about 2% idle and 15 to 20% when playing mp3's. some skin transisions are sluggish and videos have frozen in the past but i think that was driver issues.

    anyway, the jetway boards are very nice imo, ive had no major system problems yet and hybernation/resume is pretty solid.

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