i just put vista on and its not my hard drive at all. My cpu usage is jumping up to 50% randomly when i do anything on my desktop and i cant even get to the menu of any game. i cant even load up steam.
What i'm guessing is its my stock fan. i keep my rig on 24/7 (gotta help people upload ) and i have never actually heard my intel stock fan speed up..
yeah i had xp pro 64bit on and the whole thing was just screwed up so i thought maybe i was on a bad boot sector so i decided to reformat and go to vista but when i was in vista it did the same thing (using internet explorer computer stutters, cant load any game, randomly restarts) then i noticed in task manger that my cpu usage is jumping up randomly.
I've also been using my integrated graphics alot (i can run farcry 1024x768 on low at 30 fps) could i have maybe stressed my motherboard?
i've been on google for hours trying to figure this out
you could always try and re-install xp pro again to see if it is Vista which is causing this to happen on you computer.
my rig: Foxconn M7VMX Series|Intel Core 2 Duo E7200GHz|2.00GB of RAM|500GB Western Digital SATA HDD|500GB Hitachi SATA|500GB Maxtor External|Nvidia GeForce 8 Serise 512MB.|400W power supply.|Windows Vista Ultimate|19" HD Monitor