ASUS A7N8X-E\nBarton Mobile XP2600 at 2200MHz\nKingmax MPXC22D PC-3200 2x512MB\nWinXP SP1\n\nHi Folks,\n\nI started putting together the above system, and after installing the\nnVidia nForce drivers from the CD, PERFMON showed an erratic CPU\nutilization, of about 2% to 5% for about 5 seconds every about 12 seconds.\nBefore installing the driver, it was a steady 0%. I'd like to know if\nthis is normal for the above MOBO, or if there is something wrong\nsomewhere.\n\nIf you never looked at this, click start, run, enter 'perfmon', and you'll\nsee a pretty graph showing CPU, Memory, and HDD utilization. The green\nline is the CPU. I'd very appreciate knowing what you find out. Oh yes,\nall applications should be turned off when you check this.\n\nI also see occasional spikes of memory usage, going from 20% to 100%. They\ntend to be more pronounced right after rebooting, and settle down and\ngradually stop after maybe 15 minutes.\n\nIs any of the above something I should try to do something about, or is it\nnormal and can I just forget about it?\n\nThank you for any and all input!