Thread: CPU usage
View Single Post
Old 2003-11-19, 05:46   #4

2·32·139 Posts


I can prove that Microsoft Excel does NOT co-exist with Prime95 very peacefully. Under certain conditions using very large spreadsheets, Excel will cause a BSOD when Prime95 is running. Fortunately, not many people are running 85 megabyte spreadsheets nor are they running massive web data harvester macros from inside Excel.

After several problems, I finally came to the conclusion that under certain conditions I have to stop Prime95 to complete specific Excel functions. Please note that this appears to be entirely a memory management issue and probably is not caused by Prime95. Excel appears to be at fault. I might add that I am running Windows 2000 which is a relatively stable operating system.