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Mr. C
12-03-2001, 12:02 PM
Yesterday I was surfin, dl'ing, editing images, posting, swapping files, playing MP3's, etc.,etc.,etc., -generally all=around making good use of my system. And of course UD was operating in the background the whole time.

Well when I went to bed I configured the system for "UD mode" ie. connect and disconnect automatically, monitor powerdown after 5 minutes etc.

Well when I woke up, first thing - give the ol' mouse a wiggle to wake the monitor, make sure UD is going OK. No problem, crunching away:thumb:

So's I go to the good ol' System Information utility (Win98 SE) and it tells me my system resoures are at 33%:eek:

Is that even remotely possible?? I mean come on, I've never gotten below about 64% before. Admittedly a couple things got a little dodgy during the session - but nothing that required a reboot or anything.
I'd think that at 33% I would have had a serious lock-up or most likely a BSOD - but the system was still going OK. It did merit a reboot, I knew that before I used the Sysinfo. But you know, have to time that just right to take as little a hit on the UD tim as possible.

So what do you think, a software glitch, or does this PC deserve some kind'a Windows endurance medal?

Grim Reaper
12-03-2001, 12:18 PM
while we're on this subject ive got this lil prob:

aznx
12-03-2001, 12:20 PM
its possible, any lower and it'll probably crash...
thats why you use win2k/winxp:)

Wiggo
12-03-2001, 02:31 PM
Yes that's happens when ya been usin' a lot of apps as it happens here quite regularly so after a [H]ard day of crunchin' progs I always restart to clear the memory and regain those resources. It's just a natural Win9x thing and btw I've had mine down to 21% but still runnin' even if a bit slow. ;)
:beer: :beer: :beer:

Mr. C
12-03-2001, 10:48 PM
I'm aware of the phenomenon/curse of Windows 9x.
I just never would have thought it would even run at 33% free resources -- but 21% you say:eek:

you got a real "never say die" system there:thumb:


must have been the bidding at eBay that brought the system so low:laugh:

aznx
12-04-2001, 07:07 AM
i think win9x crashes after like 10%...lol

Osiris
12-04-2001, 12:31 PM
i think win9x crashes after like 10%...lol

Test that theory :p.

Grim Reaper
12-04-2001, 12:52 PM
LOL...just press the Windows + E buttons & hold them for agez...that'll soon take it down!

Kheldar
12-04-2001, 12:54 PM
while we're on this subject ive got this lil prob:

I don't like the look of that service thats running - almost sounds like some sorta bot.

I'll check out at home to see if I'm running that service

Mr. C
12-04-2001, 01:42 PM
I don't like the look of that service thats running - almost sounds like some sorta bot.

I'll check out at home to see if I'm running that service

It has me freaked actually:eek:

The only reference I have found to CoolSrv.exe anywhere on the web is in some Swedish OC forum, and I have absolutely no clue what is being said in there.

I am very afraid

Anybody got an answer for Grim Reaper!!

If it is a bot of some type, it is a very poorly coded one at 99% CPU utilization.

Grim Reaper
12-04-2001, 02:46 PM
k, thanx guyz

another thing, when i End Task it, another task opens up saying it uses 97-99% of my CPU then i switch to the performance tab & its down to what it usually is...the new task that opens up is System Idle Process...

Mr. C
12-05-2001, 02:35 AM
Just thinking out loud now -

is that some type of CPU idler/cooler programs perhaps?

Dlab
12-05-2001, 03:13 AM
...was wondering that, too.

Osiris
12-05-2001, 04:39 AM
Just thinking out loud now -

is that some type of CPU idler/cooler programs perhaps?

BANG!

Think you hit the nail right on the head there, Mr. C.

Grim just recently installed a software CPU cooling program :).

Mr. C
12-05-2001, 07:24 AM
Whew!
That's a relief, I was rather worried for Grimster.

Wiggo
12-05-2001, 09:01 AM
Trust Grim to install a prog and not check what name it runs under.
:laugh: :cackle: :laugh: :cackle: :laugh:
Sorry couldn't help myself but I though the name would have been self explanatory. :D
:beer: :beer: :beer:

aznx
12-05-2001, 11:50 AM
lmao....................:eek:

Grim Reaper
12-10-2001, 01:15 PM
well actually guys i don't have that program runnin nemore :p...ive checked everythin that starts up with windows & nothin like that...any more idea's? :(


Edit: actually found one thing. this: RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize...now wtf is that? maybe thats what it is coz i don't like the sound of Daemon :(

Olie
12-10-2001, 01:32 PM
my pc used to run on 8-10% free :D

Wiggo
12-10-2001, 01:49 PM
That sounds like a nVidia tweakin' proggy Grim. :?:
:beer: :beer: :beer:

Grim Reaper
12-10-2001, 06:52 PM
hrm, i don't think i have ne installed...i have tried GeForce Tweak Util but that made my benchmark score high but the graphix were absolutely ****house! well im gonna stop this from runnin to see if its causin the prob..

Wiggo
12-10-2001, 06:57 PM
Maybe ya din't completely uninstall it. :?:
:beer: :beer: :beer:

sKuLLsHoT
12-11-2001, 06:02 AM
it may just be coincidence, but woody had a prob with some "feature" of winxp that scans your system for media, ie mp3/avi etc in the background and it catalogs the info pertaining to media length, type, format, size quality etc... when this proggy finds a "dud" file it gets stuck on it trying to get info about it, and tends to sit at 99-100 CPU usage (low priority so everythin else is good)...

maybe its that?!

edit: just to note, win NT5 (w2k/xp) when in "idle" state, automatically issues a halt instruction to the CPU, this is effectively all the different cpu cooling programs did with idle's in win9x, so afaik these proggy's are unnecessary under win2k/winXP...ask saomeone that switched from 9x to 2k without using any s/w cooler before changing...hey i'm one of them;) but yeah, just another point to note...

Grim Reaper
12-11-2001, 07:55 AM
rofl, damn that service would have had a fun time goin thru all woodies mp3's catalogin em all..rofl!

ne0z
12-11-2001, 08:43 AM
RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon is I think the Detonator Drivers tweak utility if I remember correctly. Hope this helps.

Grim Reaper
12-12-2001, 08:24 AM
oh ****, maybe i should re-enable it then...

Mr. C
12-12-2001, 09:18 AM
Another option might be to disable it at start-up. Then just open it when you are going to use it.
Video card tweaks aren't really going to add much to the forum's for example.

Grim Reaper
12-12-2001, 02:39 PM
ive found it...it was some CPUCool thing, that CoolSrv...i don't y CPUCool would eat up so much CPU

Wiggo
12-12-2001, 03:52 PM
Maybe it was because it was fighting with the naturally found software in XP? :?:
:beer: :beer: :beer:

Albinus
12-13-2001, 07:53 AM
ive found it...it was some CPUCool thing, that CoolSrv...i don't y CPUCool would eat up so much CPU


That's what you want it to do Grim....... if its chewing up 99% of your CPU in Task Manager it's really turning off 99% of your CPU to save power and reduce heat. Simple! :)

Grim Reaper
12-13-2001, 01:27 PM
well CPU cool is actually a temperature monitoring program...

Albinus
12-13-2001, 01:34 PM
well CPU cool is actually a temperature monitoring program...


You would find that it would also be turning off your CPU as well when its idle ;)

sKuLLsHoT
12-17-2001, 09:28 PM
WHICH is what xp and w2k aready do by default (as per the "system idle process" service!)!!

Albinus
12-18-2001, 05:14 PM
WHICH is what xp and w2k aready do by default (as per the "system idle process" service!)!!


Providing ACPI is correctly set up - I've seen more than one processor run at full throttle because ACPI was disabled ;)

SileNceR
12-18-2001, 07:51 PM
well actually guys i don't have that program runnin nemore :p...ive checked everythin that starts up with windows & nothin like that...any more idea's? :(


Edit: actually found one thing. this: RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize...now wtf is that? maybe thats what it is coz i don't like the sound of Daemon :(

Dont like the sound of daemon... omg you ****ing dip ****...

HTTPD stands for?
MYSQLD stands for?
FTPD stands for?
IRCD stands for?

you guessed it, all common net protocols combined with their server - a Daemon.... der

Grim Reaper
12-18-2001, 08:20 PM
ffs clinton, do i REALLY have to put in sarcasm tags!!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

SileNceR
12-18-2001, 08:28 PM
yes; I wouldnt put it past you to actually think that daemons were evil things from the underworld and not friendly little services.

going by some of the crap you have said and done... its entirely possible...

Grim Reaper
12-18-2001, 08:47 PM
examples..

SileNceR
12-18-2001, 08:49 PM
i shouldn't need to give examples...

Onyx
12-18-2001, 08:57 PM
going by some of the crap you have said and done... its entirely possible...

LOL :D I shall be saving this quote for later....

Mr. C
12-19-2001, 10:29 AM
I have a very good source of authentic voodoo amulets to protect you from evil daemons.

Reasonably priced too - hurry as they are going fast. AOL'ers just love them. Buy 2 - they make great gifts!

Wiggo
12-19-2001, 10:50 AM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Keep it goin' guys as I'm really enjoyin' this now. :D
:beer: :beer: :beer: