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Old 07-06-2004, 06:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone have any tips to help take the pressure off the CPU when a USB device is in use. I did a test on my usb>nic today with system monitor - tranfering a 15mb file over the line used up 100% of my CPU time.
I know ideally I need a new PC, but, I'm a cheap skate, so do you have any tips to reduce the pressure on the CPU when my ethernet adaptor is in use?
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maybe installing a PCI USB card will help
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what kind of processor and stuff do you have? Just cause its using 100% of its power doesn't mean its a bad thing....it may just be taking the opportunity to get it done as quickly as possible due to lack of other things running? I dont have a USB storage device otherwise I'd transfer files to see if it did anything...but when you were doing the transfer...its kind of like if you had two hard drives and sending a big file between them..they can only work at speeds in which they can read and write the info, but usually it takes up your CPU for doing so. Not really an issue I'd worry about
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