Just want to pick your brains, I have been trying to fix an old Dell Dimension XPS. At first I thought there was some malware or some nasty virus eating up the CPU resources but after a total wipe and reinstall of the OS, I have determined the video card is the issue. The processor on this thing is a 3.0GHz p4 socket 478 and it is paired with a AMD 2600 Pro AGP(No clue why this video card). Basically it will sit on 60% CPU usage, whether Safemode or otherwise. Threw in an old PCI Voodoo3 (Yeah woot! Only thing I had on hand to test with, no more AGP cards laying about) and problem went away. Another oddity is no recent or catalyst driver (That I tried) would install successfully, I had to install some random old driver, which cured my CPU issue finally. But is still afflicted in safemode, not that we need that. What do you think ultimately is causing the issue?