Shaun Danz

Video Card Causing High CPU Usage?

Discussion created by Shaun Danz on Dec 18, 2006
Latest reply on Jan 5, 2007 by 1-61YZ8K
I have two computers that use SW 2007 full time.  One of themruns fine but has a good video card, 2GB of memory, and a 3GHzprocessor.  One of them is running very slowly.  It has1GB of memory, a 2.4GHz processor, and a 64MB ATI Fire GL 880 videocard.  The CPU and memory usage will go to 100% for 60 secondsat a time.  I realize I should add memory, which will beinexpensive, but is it possible that the video card is causing thehigh CPU usage because the work is being off-loaded?  I wasthinking about upgrading the video card to a 256MB ATI Fire GL X3AGP card, but want to make sure the video card is the problembefore forking out $750.