1. trmnta82's Avatar
    Hi,

    I installed Zune on my computer while I'm waiting for my new windows phone to arrive. My first impressions are really good. I like the look of it and importing my iTunes library went smoothly. I might also be imagining things but I thought the audio quality is way better, basically I can play at a lower volume than in iTunes. So far so good...

    However, my computer seems to go into complete overdrive when I'm running Zune. It sounds like a fighter jet and CPU is up to 85-95%, it starts skipping in the playback if I dare use my browser at the same time...

    Any ideas what's wrong, or is this normal? I don't have these problems with iTunes. To be fair, my computer is 2 years old but I don't really want to get a new one quite yet.

    Thanks!
    12-03-2011 02:23 PM
  2. ninjaap's Avatar
    What helped me was to change display settings in Zune:

    settings/software/display/screen graphics/[basic]
    12-03-2011 02:40 PM
  3. Matthew Mazzenga's Avatar
    I find Zune to be sort of sluggish as well. I only use it for syncing & updates. I still use WMP for listening to music on the desktop.
    12-03-2011 02:59 PM
  4. trmnta82's Avatar
    What helped me was to change display settings in Zune:

    settings/software/display/screen graphics/[basic]
    I'll try this :)
    12-03-2011 04:20 PM
  5. TaliZorah's Avatar
    What helped me was to change display settings in Zune:

    settings/software/display/screen graphics/[basic]
    Zune runs great on my desktop but on my laptop I did this trick and it works well!
    12-04-2011 01:15 AM
  6. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    I definitely had the same experience as the OP. But i loved Zune and the displays so much, I couldn't go back.

    I ended up getting a new pc, I have needed one for some time anyhow, and since getting a new pc I have no problems, but my old one was from 2005 that I've just been working and tweaking on over the years.

    but yeah, the OP is on point on all issues listed
    12-04-2011 08:34 AM
  7. justop26's Avatar
    It does feel sluggish on mine, too, but c'mmon, my PC is from 2007 and it was already old by then. I just fell in love with it, so I couldn't go back to ugly iTunes. My iPods have been unused since then...
    12-04-2011 11:07 AM
  8. trmnta82's Avatar
    Changing the display settings helped a lot.

    Thanks! :)
    12-04-2011 12:43 PM
  9. The Liaison's Avatar
    The UI is so much better. I love the way Zune looks but it doesn't have the easiest way to use.

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    01-13-2012 05:35 PM
  10. freedomx20a's Avatar
    why is my user name taken on zune!!!
    01-14-2012 02:02 PM
  11. Reflexx's Avatar
    My PC is about 4 yrs old, but my graphics card is only 2 yrs old. I've had no problems. So it may not be a big CPU user unless you are using integrated graphics.

    If you don't want to buy a whole new PC, you could probably get decent Zune performance by sticking in a $99 Nvidia or ATI/AMD graphics card.
    01-14-2012 03:09 PM
  12. justop26's Avatar
    I got a new rig for Christmas and Zune runs oh so smoothly :D

    Oh, and I can see the different 'patterns' on the background now, thanks to my new display.
    01-14-2012 03:25 PM
  13. boss.king's Avatar
    I got a new rig for Christmas and Zune runs oh so smoothly :D

    Oh, and I can see the different 'patterns' on the background now, thanks to my new display.
    I'm jealous. I had to turn Zune all the way down so it would run smoother. I really miss the visualised levels behind the song info, it's such a nice touch.
    01-15-2012 03:05 AM
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