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Trying to figure out why my MacBook Pro is idling at 60% cpu in XP
I've done virus scans and disabled indexing and everything, no results. All task manager says is 30% is being used by the process "System" with the other 30% a mystery.
Needless to say, idling at 60% cpu is completely unacceptable for a laptop, especially one that already runs hot. :| This process seems to be low priority at least, since it doesn't reduce game framerates.
Anyone got any suggestions?
MacBook Pro, 2.16 GHz, Radeon X1600 gimped (128MB), Windows XP SP3 with all updates, .NETs, and everything, Boot Camp 2.1 drivers, with mobility modded catalyst 8.7 for video (to make OpenGL work, which is not the case with the latest official boot camp drivers which are 8.4).
Also why in god's name does add/remove programs list three different versions of every driver, presumably once for every time I've installed a new version of Boot Camp. It's disturbing. Should I just format or some shit? God knows I just use this partition for gaming, backing up doesn't matter.
I have a shitton of other random Boot Camp problems too, like when I boot it up with a firewire hard drive plugged in, instead of loading my desktop it just shows a completely black screen for like 10 minutes.