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ACCESS CPU Utilization

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I can play the most intense games devised by the hand of man and my
highly overclocked computer does fine. Nothing I can throw at it phases
this mechanical marvel, except my MS Access derived music database. For
some reason Access demands that the CPU run at 100% regardless of what I
am doing with the DB and within about 3 minutes my computer resets from
overheating. This happens even if the DB is running in the background
and is doing absolutely nothing. I have a Thermaltake Volcano 11 copper
cooler using Arctic Silver thermal paste so I know cooling is adequate.
Is there a way to discipline this resource hog so that it doesn't
needlessly and completely pointlessly demand everything from my CPU?
Maybe a command line prompt? Windows tweak (I am running XPPRO)? Anything?
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Nov 13 '05 #1
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[Well folks it looks like we're pretty close to hitting bottom in this NG.
I'm not even gonna offer this guy a free membership in Access Morons!]
"Chase Kimball" <ch***@aros.net> wrote in message
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I can play the most intense games devised by the hand of man and my
highly overclocked computer does fine. Nothing I can throw at it phases
this mechanical marvel, except my MS Access derived music database. For
some reason Access demands that the CPU run at 100% regardless of what I
am doing with the DB and within about 3 minutes my computer resets from
overheating. This happens even if the DB is running in the background
and is doing absolutely nothing. I have a Thermaltake Volcano 11 copper
cooler using Arctic Silver thermal paste so I know cooling is adequate.
Is there a way to discipline this resource hog so that it doesn't
needlessly and completely pointlessly demand everything from my CPU?
Maybe a command line prompt? Windows tweak (I am running XPPRO)? Anything?

--
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++
+Chase Kimball (ch***@aros.net), nom de Plum "Lord Brancaster"
+aka "Hannibal" in the Quake Clan "Zero Tolerance."
+Associate editor at http://www.gaminggroove.com
+
+"Sun-treader, light and life be thine for ever!" Robert Browning,
+"Pauline."
+
+Visit my home page at http://www.aros.net/~chase to view the
+virtual gallery of fantasy art of Jesse Allen, and the home site
+of the Wasatch Avian Education Society.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++

Nov 13 '05 #2

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Sounds like you are running an old version of Access - 97 or earlier?
Update to at least Access 2000.

And add another fan? ;-)

--
Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

"Chase Kimball" <ch***@aros.net> wrote in message
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I can play the most intense games devised by the hand of man and my highly
overclocked computer does fine. Nothing I can throw at it phases this
mechanical marvel, except my MS Access derived music database. For some
reason Access demands that the CPU run at 100% regardless of what I am
doing with the DB and within about 3 minutes my computer resets from
overheating. This happens even if the DB is running in the background and
is doing absolutely nothing. I have a Thermaltake Volcano 11 copper cooler
using Arctic Silver thermal paste so I know cooling is adequate. Is there a
way to discipline this resource hog so that it doesn't needlessly and
completely pointlessly demand everything from my CPU? Maybe a command line
prompt? Windows tweak (I am running XPPRO)? Anything?

Nov 13 '05 #3

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Allen,

You're not suggesting the Op become a fan of Access2000 are you? He would be
very lonely as the only one! :-(

Steve
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"Allen Browne" <Al*********@SeeSig.Invalid> wrote in message
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Sounds like you are running an old version of Access - 97 or earlier?
Update to at least Access 2000.

And add another fan? ;-)

--
Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

"Chase Kimball" <ch***@aros.net> wrote in message
news:Fd********************@aros.net...
I can play the most intense games devised by the hand of man and my highlyoverclocked computer does fine. Nothing I can throw at it phases this
mechanical marvel, except my MS Access derived music database. For some
reason Access demands that the CPU run at 100% regardless of what I am
doing with the DB and within about 3 minutes my computer resets from
overheating. This happens even if the DB is running in the background andis doing absolutely nothing. I have a Thermaltake Volcano 11 copper coolerusing Arctic Silver thermal paste so I know cooling is adequate. Is there away to discipline this resource hog so that it doesn't needlessly and
completely pointlessly demand everything from my CPU? Maybe a command lineprompt? Windows tweak (I am running XPPRO)? Anything?


Nov 13 '05 #4

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"Allen Browne" <Al*********@SeeSig.Invalid> wrote in message
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Sounds like you are running an old version of Access - 97 or earlier?
Update to at least Access 2000.

And add another fan? ;-)


It is Access 97, I will have to talk to my buddy who put it together for me
about updating the program. I am something of a klutz with databases.
Thanks much for your help.

PS, I have 13 fans in my overclocked gamebox.
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Nov 13 '05 #5

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Chase Kimball wrote:
PS, I have 13 fans in my overclocked gamebox.


What? Speak up! I can't hear you, the fans, the fans...

Actually, from what you say b4, if the system locks up from overheating
then the cooling is far from adequate. Your system should be able to
withstand a Prime95 torture test or BurnCPU. Access's light load of
background processing is nothing compared to them.

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Nov 13 '05 #6

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Trevor Best <nospam@localhost> wrote:
PS, I have 13 fans in my overclocked gamebox.


What? Speak up! I can't hear you, the fans, the fans...

Actually, from what you say b4, if the system locks up from overheating
then the cooling is far from adequate. Your system should be able to
withstand a Prime95 torture test or BurnCPU. Access's light load of
background processing is nothing compared to them.


I'd agree that Access should not be causing a system to lock up from overheating.
And that there is a root cause elsewhere that should be investigated.

But as far as light load of background processing is there really a difference
between Access and, for example, SETI that I've had running for several years on my
tower system, games and utilities such as you mention? After all is a 100% CPU
exactly that?

Tony
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Nov 13 '05 #7

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Tony Toews wrote:
I'd agree that Access should not be causing a system to lock up from overheating.
And that there is a root cause elsewhere that should be investigated.

But as far as light load of background processing is there really a difference
between Access and, for example, SETI that I've had running for several years on my
tower system, games and utilities such as you mention? After all is a 100% CPU
exactly that?


Depends on what it's doing, some instructions heat a CPU more than
others. Seti@home is hard on a CPU but not that hard, BurnCPU will heat
it up more. CPUCool will use 100% CPU time but will actually cool the
CPU down, as it's designed to do (maybe useful for the OP but useless if
you run seti). BurnCPU is designed to do the opposite, nothing useful
except to stress test your heatsink/fan.
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Nov 13 '05 #8

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