Staffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 919 times:
When I scan, after a while my computer becomes really slow and the system monitor shows that it is using the cpu at 100% for minutes, this only happens when and after I've been scanning. Does anyone else have these problems? What can I do to get rid of the problem?
Da fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 846 times:
Scanner type? (Parallel, USB, SCSI?) Scanning involves moving a lot of data, and this can cause a major system slowdown, simply because it takes a lot of CPU in order to transfer that data to memory and/or disk. This will vary depending on the scanner/software/bus type - those with SCSI scanners will get on best, because the SCSI controller takes care of moving the data with minimal CPU required.