Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD

jeff armstrong <jeffarmstrong1380@...>

Could the install of the drive have required some monitoring software installs, mine required Acronis and I see at least three apps that have this name running in background.  I am not familiar enough with Windows 10 yet to be good at checking usage but I, Too, noticed a performance hit after I installed the SSD to replace a HDD.
Jeff Armstrong

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From: Tony
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 8:56 PM
Subject: Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD

Actually, I consider a quarter second unacceptable.  That is why I am considering upgrading my new Windows 10 machine to Windows 7.  I have a fast quad core Xeon processor, 32gb ram and a 1tb M.2 SSD that is supposed to be at least 4 times the speed of a top of the line SATA SSD.  I don’t know if it is Windows 10 or Jaws 18, but this machine is less responsive than my old Windows 7 machine with a dual core I3, normal SSD and only 8gb ram.  Once a program is running it is noticeably faster than my old machine and it flys while running multiple programs, which leads me to believe it is not a hardware problem.





From: [] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 2:00 PM
Subject: Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD


A brandnew SSD should be fine although of course any new product can be a lemon and be defective out of the box which is what warranties are for.

Some large programs still may take a bit to open, SSD’s are great but it’s not like everything will pop up ready to go in half a second.





From: [] On Behalf Of HH. Smith Jr.
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:55 AM
Subject: Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD


Hi again,


If bad sectors exist, replace the drive. Bad sectors on a hard drive grows like weeds.


From: [] On Behalf Of HH. Smith Jr.
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 2:50 PM
Subject: Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD




If all connections are correct according to specifications, then I would recommend downloading from the manufacturer of the Hard drive and run a health test or run a check disk and see if bad sectors exist. Bad sectors will slow down your access time on a hard drive.


From: [] On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 2:32 PM
Subject: High CPU usage after installing SSD


Hello list,

So over the weekend, I swapped out my old hard drive with an SSD. I’m up and running and am coming across high CPU usage and can’t figure out why. It’s a clean install of Windows 7, 8 GB of ram and iCore 3 2.2 GHZ processor. The PC and Jaws feels sluggish at times too. The machine boots fast as would be expected, but launching of programs still takes a bit. At least more than what one would anticipate with an SSD. Standard programs like Office 2016, Malwarebytes/Essentials and Jaws 18. No files as of yet. The drive is more or less empty.

Jaws is stuttering too. The stuttering thing I had way back when and was able to fix it at that time, but for the life of me, can’t recall how I got rid of it.

Anyway, I’m going to check later for any firmware updates for the SSD (Crucial) in case that may help, but generally, I was curious if there was anything else I may have overlooked or can adjust to bring down the CPU usage. I’m talking anywhere from a consistent 78 to 98%.

Any input would be appreciated.

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