I have a 2.9Ghz, 4GB DDR2 PC-4200 RAM, ATI Radeon 9600 128MB graphics card and a 80GB SATA HDD. I am running WinXp Pro and the paging file is on a second HDD. This system is less than 5 months old.
When I run a game (Godfather, Ghost Recon etc) the executable for that process runs at 100%. I am certain my hardware requirements are met for these games, however the game process will start normal and then rise to 100% and stay there until I end the game.
Any Ideas on what could be causing a bottleneck??