CPU often pegged at 100%
Posted on 2009-04-07
Running Small Business Server 2003 on a HP xw6000 containing 4 gigs of memory. CPU is 2.79 gighz.
I run Process Explorer on this pc all the time. The system information display tells me the CPU is often pegged at 100% yet the memory commit is usually steady at 1.6 GB.
1.) What can I do to determine what causes the CPU to peg at 100%? Is it disk usage? If the commit was at something like 3 gigs then I would suspect lots of swapping to the page file was happening. I dont think this is the case.
2.) Im thinking of buying a newer machine. I dont have lots of money. What features should the next machine have to reduce the CPU usage?
3.) How can I determine if buying a machine with 2 cpus might be useful?
4.) What must be done with Small Business Server to enable it to run on a pc with 2 cpus?