I use a program that can be considered CPU intensive. My laptop tends to heat up quite a bit after a while, but cools down later. [a] I'd like to know if excessive heat is a problem or not.
Another thing that happens is that the program's memory usage doesnt remain constant. Task Manager shows it slowly and gradually rising. Sporadically things start to bog down. Thats when task manager shows CPU usage at 100%.
This remains for a couple minutes and then suddenly plummets down to around 60% and all is fine. This cycle repeats itself for the duration that the program is running on my computer. What does this mean, and how do I fix it?
Im running a Dell 600m 1.6ghz Pentium M with 512mb Ram with Windows SP2.
I tried defragmenting, full avg scan, hijackthis, ewido-scan, full adaware scan and no ebola.
I also have a saved screenshot I'd like to upload but it wont let me. It isnt p-rn, really. ;)