New CPU at 105%?
So I built a brand new computer for music production with Ableton Live 8. Got everything assembled and gravy. A few new tracks in and my CPU meter is clocking in at 105% usage.
So I decided to run a performance test with Ableton and it read in at 300%. Did the exact same test on my 4 year old HP laptop, and it clocked in at 83%.
I am stumped at whats wrong. Updated the BIOS, made sure everything is up to date (I keep this computer off the network, but I ran an update to make sure). I really don't want to have a 700$ paperweight.
Mobo: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AMD 790X Socket AM3
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 250 3Ghz 2MB
Ram: 4GB (in 1GB sticks)
Graphics: Nvidia 5800GT 1GB
HDD: WD Caviar 320GB SATA-3G HD 7200/8MB
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Laptop specs (for comparison)
HP Pavilion DV8233CL
Intel T2300 Core Duo 1.66
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
Windows XP SP3