I successfully installed Windows 7 enterprise using a new SSD drive, that was successful and I should be humming, but I'm still having memory issues that have plagued me the last 18 months, that I wrestled with with some success. But now after this clean install, Chrome kills CPU and memory, as does IE-10.
Before I open any browsers, the machine is happy and content. But upon opening Chrome with two tabs open, it zooms up to 100% CPU, settles down to a wide range (40-90), and now it's clocking around 80-95% CPU, 90% memory, with one Chrome window open (12 tabs),
The machine is
Windows 7 Enterprise, previous W 7 Ultimate, upgraded from Vista Home Premium, SP 2
HP, Model a6600f
Processor Intel Pentium Dual CPU E220 @ 2.2Ghz
4.0 GM RAM
By contrast, I survive very well at work with a machine that's roughly similar, and I have many windows open (as a software developer),
IBM Thinkpad T500
Processor Intel(R) Core (TM) 2 Duo CPU T9600 @ 2.80Ghz
4.0 GM RAM
On another forum, it was suggested that installing a new CPU is a relatively easy DIY project. I was told:
"According to my specs, the computer supports the following CPUs;
Socket type: 775
Intel Core 2 Duo (Wolfsdale) E8xxx
Intel Core 2 Duo E6xxx (Conroe) up to E6850
Intel Core 2 Duo E4xxx (Conroe)
You will need a small tube of high quality thermal compound and possibly a better heatsink and fan."
So do you think I should try a new CPU ?
I'm sorely disappointed in the performance, I thought things would be good-to-go with a clean install of Windows 7 Enterprise on an SSD disk. But apparently there's something fundamentally wrong - but it's a decent machine, 65-bit, 4 GB RAM, etc.