In ITUNES, you can run a mp3 file conversion. As soon as I run a conversion my laptop dies. I display task mgr including system jobs and there is the system idle process using more of memory than ITUNES. As an fyi for you: I have a HP laptop (8wks old) 6G memory. As far as I know I am current with OS updates. I have run numerous registry scans and defrags nothing seems to help
The system idle process is simply showing you what resources are available and not being used. A system idle process reading 0% would indicate that your processor is at 100% utilization, which is not so good. I higher number for system idle process is better.
There is a more complete explanation here:
Hi Mike, I am at a loss as to what process is using up the memory on my laptop when I run a conversion process or add a cd to ITUNES. The same thing applies when I am working on videos. The only thing these 2 processes have in common is they only use the CPU. When I run the identical processes on my desktop I don't have any issues.
laptop: memory 6G OS 7 quad processor i7 chip 2 months old
desktop memory 2G OS Vista dual processor 6 yrs yol
I am trying to accept the fact that I am stuck with these processes runing a lot slower on my laptop using Windows 7. Can you help me change the OS on my laptop to VISTA?
Are you certain that it is a memory bottleneck? 6G is way more than enough to satisfy any memory requirement it could have. And the processor is certainly not a problem. It is not uncommon for a single process to use a single processor. In fact it would need to kick off two to use two.
Windows 7 isn't the problem either, so please don't try to go to Vista on that computer. That's can only hurt the situation.
If you were to ignore the System Idle process, what do you see? Do you actually see the the processor usage by these applications going down? One thing to check is any power saving features on the laptop, because they can throttle back the processor if the computer isn't being used. Check the power plan on your computer and make sure that it is set to run at high performance/full power at all times to identify or rule out this as a possibility.
And finally, the biggest difference between the two computers, and the only thing it sounds like gives the older computer an advantage would be the hard drive. These things are very hard drive intensive and a laptop drive is generally much slower than a destop drive, so you might want to look at the utilization there as well.
Are you saying that there is difference between the hard drive on my desktop and the harddrive on my laptop? I don't think it can be available space for paging. I have a 1 T harddrive on my laptop and 500G on my desktop.
Yes, there is a diffetence, but not space for paging. I'm actually talking about the speed of the hard drive. In fact, the more you can avoid paging on the laptop, the better.
The laptop hard drive usually spins at 5400RPM, and the desktop drive 7200 or 10,000RPM, making their sustained throughput substantially higher than on a laptop. And with video, you're talking about a lot of sequential writes where this difference would be obvious.
The other thing I just thought of as well is the horsepower of the video card. Of you are rendering or converting a DVD, most of that work can be offloaded to the graphics processor on a higher end video card. But that's not likely to be an option on the graphics processor on a laptop, where heat and space are more of an issue. Overall, a laptop is not well suited to video editing, rendering, or converting video when compared to a desktop.
This is a new laptop, right? I mean, there isn't a chance that malware is on there or anything like that, I would imagine. If it was, you problably would have noticed already. I'm going to keep this one in my head, even after you accept. Because "live with it" in terms of an answer sucks. If you tell me the model of your laptop, I'll keep looking around. I won't be defeated by a computer problem. We still have 90 days after you accept, so if I can find something I can let you know.
I think you already put a deposit on file in which case, you should just have to click accept to convert it to a payment. That being said, I don't have access to billing information, so I will ask customer support to contact you in case there is something different you want to do with the billing.
EDIT: I just saw that you do have a deposit on file, so you could just click accept:
Customer (Offline) -- 0 Accepts / 1 Answered Question (1 Open) -- Deposit Made!
Like I said though, if you still want to change the cc info, let me know and I'll turn Customer Service lose on you.