Wow Lexmark is a real CPU hogger

Bobdude161

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Mar 12, 2006
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N'Albany, Indiana
I got a hand-me-down Lexmark X73 and installed the drivers and all that special sauce. Now, a quarter of my processing is devoted to the "Lexmark X73 Monitor". I have a Sawtooth G4/400 and I don't need any extra processes running in the background than I do right now. Playing Marathon and other CPU reliant programs are choking because of this ongoing process. I have to manually quit the program thru Activity Monitor in order for my more demanding apps to work smoothly. Is this a problem with other printers and not just crappy Lexmarks? And is there any solution?
 

Sun Baked

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May 19, 2002
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It is just the all-in-ones that sit there and have an overzealous app that waits for that copy/scan button to be pressed.

If you can load the drivers so it is a printer, and use another app to scan -- usage may drop to nothing.

Some of the USB all-in-one drivers are just pathetic.
 

Bobdude161

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Mar 12, 2006
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N'Albany, Indiana
Sweet, I just hid the Lexmark X73 Monitor and printed without any problems. The Monitor didn't even bother to show up.

Yeah, the scanner **** itself a while ago. When it tries to scan, the light mechanism tries to go in the opposite direction creating a nice grinding sound of doom. So I don't need to worry about scanning and copying.

Thanks for the support Sun Baked