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Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 01/04/2008 :  10:00:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dear all,

I appear to have a CPU bottleneck. The CPU is averaging at about 80% with SQL Server causing the most of this work. In addition to this, peaking in the same areas in Perfmon is the processer queue length.

Can anyone advise possible reasons why SQL Server would be working hard like this?

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Almighty SQL Goddess

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Posted - 01/04/2008 :  13:26:59  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Poor database design, badly written queries, missing indexes, old hardware that doesn't meet the database needs, ...

Tara Kizer
Microsoft MVP for Windows Server System - SQL Server
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