View Full Version : Rampant CPU usage!!!

10-15-2003, 05:56 AM
Try this one...

Start DevStudio from the Start Menu shortcut.

Open your task manager, and find the isdev.exe process (in process view)

Move your mouse over any part of the DevStudio window

Watch as the CPU usage of isdev.exe goes up and up. Mine uses 90% CPU just for moving the mouse!!!

My machine spec: Pentium III, 550mhz, 256mb RAM, Win2K SP4

Does anyone else experience this craziness?


10-15-2003, 07:02 AM
... and on the other machine I use, even when DevStudio is minimised, it's using 20-30% CPU.

I've left this machine on with DS running for over a day, and it's been used a few times to build the installer during that time.

Spec: Pentium III, 600mhz, 256mb RAM, Win2K SP2

:eek: Rampant, I tells ya! :eek:


Jason Davis
01-29-2004, 10:38 AM
I also experience this problem. I've noticed that other people have posted a similar problems. I notice that sometimes I won't be doing anything at all in the IDE and isdev.exe is using 90+% of my CPU. All I'm doing is looking at the screen. 1/2 the time, I have to kill the process in order to correct it.

Has anyone else noticed this problem. I'm using Win2k SP4 /512MB RAM / 800 Mhz machine -- not a brand new machine, but well above InstallShield's specifications.

If there's a workaround or a fix out there I would love to know!


01-30-2004, 09:19 AM
Any of you having this problem sitting in the dialogs view ?

Switch to another view and minimise the devstudio window ... drops radically then still around the 6-10% though.

Weird ....... lots a polling goin on by the look of it ....


03-03-2004, 11:19 AM

PIII 600MHz 512MB RAM: I regularly experience 90-100% CPU using DevStudio 9.0, even when I'm not doing anything.

Can anyone from InstallShield comment? Has it made its way onto the bug list and is it going to be addressed sometime soon?


03-04-2004, 08:31 AM
Same here on my Intel Pentium 4 Windows XP Prof System :(

03-04-2004, 08:41 AM
The same here, regardless of CPU &/| geography

03-04-2004, 10:56 AM
It's a bit silly but not so serious in my opinion.

It gets truly annoying only when I try to run VirtualPC at the same time. Both seem to have unlimited hunger for processor time.