Memory Spikes?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Bruce87, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. Bruce87 macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone. Finally got windows to run ok...now a new problem. Somtimes it seems as if windows gets this little memory usage spikes...where lets say, if i am moving the mouse across the screen, it looks like is skips...it happens when i play games also. my friend is also using a macbook pro, mine is slightly better than his yet his game runs amazingly...same setting and all...anyone know?
     
  2. Bruce87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok...maybe it doesnt make sense. I am getting CPU usage spikes for some reason. This really messes up alot of programs for me with constant skipping every 2 seconds.
     
  3. someguy macrumors 68020

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    CPU Usage spikes makes a little more sense, or at least when considering the problem your having.

    I would run Activitiy Monitor (found in the Utilities folder within the Applications folder) and look for a running process that is causing the spike.

    Before quitting this process, let us know what its name is.
     
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  5. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    Activity Monitor is in OSX.

    But doesn't Task Manager do pretty much the same thing? Just use it...
     
  6. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Yep, Task Manager does the same thing, more or less.

    Brain fart. :p
     

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