|Since May 2013 I have been tormented with a returning and everlasting hardware problem in my XP setup, which has continued to occur after a while in almost every OS installation, seemingly after installing the latest Windows drivers and videocard updates. I got hit by it again yesterday, and decided to do another clean boot. |
Through the year, I have suspected the NVIDIA drivers, my chipset and especially my CPU itself - because this unit is the one being overloaded and eaten away.
What happens is that suddenly, my whole system just runs slow for no apparant reason. My games lag as much to cause me headaches, the system performs poorly in general and in Reason I can't manage my music projects because "Computer too slow to play song". Especially games like Starcraft II becomes completely inplayable - but they function all well in the beginning after the fresh reboot! And I had the hardware examined last year, and there were no traces of defect, so they function alright when the system doesn't screw it up.
I have tried everything, from changing the page pool, using other video drivers, avoiding Windows Update..
But mostly it seems to come after installing the latest Windows updates, and after a Google search today, it came to mind that Microsoft may in fact be messing with the updates and make them over-use the CPU to make people switch OS.
Can this be true? Does some of the Windows updates or the XP update application cause some kind of CPU overload?