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100% CPU?  All 4 Cores?

Question asked by Paul McGarr on Sep 22, 2009
Latest reply on Oct 22, 2009 by Matt Lombard

I will start this by saying that I am using an Unsupported OS.


I am running SolidWorks 2009 SP4.1 under Windows 7RC1 64Bit.  Every now and then, and I can't put my finger on the cause, Solidworks will slow to a crawl.  Everything will get painfully slow.  When I check task manager, SLDWORKS.EXE is consuming 99% of the CPU.  When I click on the "Performance" tab, all four cores are pegged.  That is something seeing as Solidworks (as far as I know) doesn't even use the other three cores.


I'm running a Dell Precision 390 with decent specs.  When this is running correctly, I have plenty power.  This happens in a flash, and seems to go away for a while with nothing more than restarting SolidWorks.  I don't need to restat the computer though sometimes I do just to feel safer.


Anybody seen anything like this?