Let me start by saying that I know what I’m doing. I’ve been building my own computers since my first XT clone on 1986 (yes, I’m very old ), but for the life of me, I CANNOT FIGURE THIS ONE OUT.
I’m getting RIDICULOUS amounts of CPU usage on my new computer (Athlon64 XP 3400/BenQ DW1620 OEM flashed to branded). CPU usage according to CD/DVD Speed reading a DVD-R:
I had these problems in the past with previous computers. All it took was to enable DMA, or sometimes uninstall the IDE drivers and stuff like that. I’ve tried all of this, DMA is enabled, and I’m still getting that amount of usage. (I already installed the VIA 4 in 1 drivers for the IDE card). MOBO is a A8V deluxe (DW1620 running on the primary normal IDE controller, not raid).
The other weird stuff is that I can burn DVD’s at 12X in 7 minutes with no noticeable slow down on the system (I can keep surfing the web and stuff) and no problems with recorded disks. Shouldn’t I have problems with writting at that speed with such awfull CPU utilization scores?
I’m lost, any help will be greatly appreciated.