Author Topic:   TM uses 97% of my processor power?
posted November 02, 2003 10:49 PM            
Guys, I got a question. My computer says that when I am running nothing but the "everyday" stuff it uses 3% of my CPU power. After playing TM for awhile it will quite often say that I am using 99-100% of my CPU power. Some of you may have noticed that I will sometimes state that my 'puter is acting up and that I will be right back, this is why. Before you ask this is the basic specs for my 'puter.

  • AMD Athalon 900 Mhz CPU
  • 640 Megs RAM
  • Radeon 8500 Vid Card with 128 RAM
  • Dolby 5.1 sound card
  • US Robotics 5610 Hardware modem
  • Win 98 SE
  • Norton System Works...

I hope that is enough information. Does anyone have an idea what might be the problem. Oh by the way I keep my Anti Virus up to date, and I have scanned for trojans. Both show to be negative.


Blue n Gold Sue
posted November 02, 2003 11:20 PM            
I don't have the techie answer, but before I play a game that I care somewhat about, I run a program called "end it all" so that all background processes are killed before starting up the game. I can link you ( or check Harmlesses site) if you are interested.


posted November 02, 2003 11:28 PM            
i'm not a fan of any norton programs...
i would kill norton system works before
playing TM and see if that helps.


posted November 02, 2003 11:32 PM            
guess i should add...

if you are using norton only for antivirus.
these 2 programs are free, are updated constantly, and play very well with win98.

AVG grisoft


AntiVir Personal Edition


posted November 03, 2003 02:59 PM            
I also had to "dump" Norton for the sake of the game...pretty much for the sake of anything on-line. As harmless mentioned those two programs are excellent, and you'd never know they were there.


posted November 07, 2003 12:27 AM            
According to a program Bam pointed me to it wasn't Norton at all. It was Micro Shaft find fast. I turned that off and haven't had a problem after that. Of course that is only about two hours.

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