Zune.exe CPU hog?

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  1. Sound_Card

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    Seriously, I launch this app, and my CPU hovers around 25% constantly. This is a Q9300 OC'd at 3ghz. Sometimes the CPU will peak at 50% for short burst. This is only when I open Zune.exe.
    Brilliant software besides this. Way better then iTunes, it's very fast and fluid.
     
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    Can't confirm it. I'm running this on W7 RC 64-bit (and ran it on Vista 64 previously) and never saw it. C2D E6600 and C2D T7500 (2.4 and 2.2Ghz respectively). I suggest you fire up the resource monitor, highlight Zune.exe in the process list and watch the average cpu load after a minute or so.

    Here's a screenshot of mine 1:30 in after starting the beautifully animated Now Playing screen (orange in the graphs).

    Averages 7% and never saw it go above 12% (load, changing to Now Playing). Notice the spikes in the networking graph as it downloads the images and text for the Now Playing screen.
     
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    Windows vista 64 here. I checked task manager for 5 min straight and stays around 25%.
     
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    Funny, It Worked Last Time...
    25% on a quad core is 100% CPU utilization for one thread.

    You say it is constant but then you say it only happens when you launch it. What is it?
     
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    I've had intermittent issues with steam behaving just like that. It ramps the CPU a lot for no reason, particulary when logging in. At times it's busy-waiting while idling for a response from the login server, very unprofessionally done.

    These issues have become less common with time, but they don't seem to ever go entirely away; I had this problem just a few months ago last time I actually noticed it happening.
     
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    here I have a Xvnc4 process running away at 97, 98% CPU (multi-user ubuntu machine, where 100% equals one core)

    I've killed the idling user session it was tied to ("my" Xvnc4 process uses 2 to 4%) and it's gone. So, it happens even with software meant to be boring and serious.
     
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    No. It is not when it just launches. It stays at 25% (more like < - > 25%). Also, the task is split to all 4 threads and all 4 hover around 25%. So at least it's quad threaded....
     
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    Nope.

    Maxing out at 20% on my PhII X3 710. Normal usage is in 1%-5%.



    Try Windows Media Centre on Vista. Zune is built on the framework. Oh, and .NET updates?
     
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