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Old 10-03-2005, 11:19 PM   #16
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Go into your BIOS after running your computer for a bit and see how hot your CPU is running. I have an AMD Athlon XP 2200+, so not too far down from yours, that was overheating at one point and causing my computer to run slow. I put some new thermal paste on the CPU, and it started running cooler and faster.

An AMD Athlon XP should be somewhere in the range of 43-48 degrees in my experience, even after running the computer for a few days.
 
Old 10-04-2005, 12:22 AM   #17
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ok Ill check that now, its been running for about a week straight, rite now the sensors tell me 47.5 but ill check my bios ...I've put a new fan on with some paste etc it was in the 50s but its dropped a few degrees ...
 
Old 10-04-2005, 12:27 AM   #18
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Let me know if it starts running better after this.

Although the 50's shouldn't have boosted up the CPU usage that much. Try FreeSBIE (FreeBSD based live CD) to see if it is a Linux only problem or if it affects X Windows in General, including on the BSD's. Might lead to some more clues.

Anyways, ttyl
 
Old 10-04-2005, 09:39 PM   #19
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Tried the freebsd live cd and tbh I dunno what im doing there is no GUI
 
Old 10-04-2005, 10:03 PM   #20
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Hmm, that's odd. http://www.freesbie.org/?section=screenshot-en

Maybe your card isn't supported under BSD, which doesn't make sense seeing as it is a fairly common card that I have used under FreeBSD on my old computer.

Did you try a live CD from a different distro like Mandriva or SUSE?
 
Old 10-05-2005, 12:18 AM   #21
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hmm I had a live CD of something laying around but Ill try another distro see how that goes
 
Old 01-23-2007, 06:21 AM   #22
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Same problem even with the correct driver

I'm using Kubuntu, and I'm having similar problems. The cpu usage doesn't go that high, but remains around 40%, with X.org being responsible for somewhat more than 20%. Things were worse before, but this cpu usage is still much higher than it was before yesterday. Yesterday restarting X still worked, as cpu usage droped down to 8%, but today this doesn't work anymore. Reading this thread, I've looked for the correct driver and I've noticed that it wasn't installed, although it was in xorg.conf. I've installed it using adept_manager and things got slightly better, but it's not the ideal yet. I don't know how to check if this is due to logging activity or anything else, because the only crazy app in 'top' is Xorg.
 
  


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