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12-11-2008

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RICOH Media Card Reader Driver causes constant 13% cpu usage under 'NT Kernel & System' on Windows 8

2013-01-10, 16:03 PM

RICOH Media Card Reader Driver version 2.22.18.01 has been causing the Windows kernel to constantly use about 13% on the CPU. I'm on Windows 8 x64. If the device is on battery, it forces the CPU to work at higher frequencies and eats up the battery so quickly.

 

I spotted the issue using Process Explorer. Now I'm giving the beta driver a chance and I'll report back after I use it for a bit. Does anyone have the same issue?

 

Finally, will the latest driver (October 2012) get an update anytime soon?

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Re: RICOH Media Card Reader Driver causes constant 13% cpu usage under 'NT Kernel & System' on W

2013-03-21, 2:56 AM

The issue is still there intermittently. I had to uninstall the driver to preserve my battery and a decent cpu load.

 

Does anyone know if there will be an update on this?

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12-10-2012

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Re: RICOH Media Card Reader Driver causes constant 13% cpu usage under 'NT Kernel & System' on W

2013-05-31, 1:45 AM

Happen to be running windows 8 now, and noticed that this is still an issue today.  Just uninstalled that software and it resolved my constant CPU usage.

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Re: RICOH Media Card Reader Driver causes constant 13% cpu usage under 'NT Kernel & System' on W

2013-06-05, 13:43 PM

I install the driver, do my business, and purge it right after. It couldn't be worse. Having a 9 cell battery while a simple driver sucks up all the power for no good reason is beyond meaningless. The absence of an official bug report system for drivers drives me crazy!

 

Lenovo support! Hello?

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