Nuvi 260 and new maps

 

Garmin has a new map for my nuvi 260W. I wonder about problems that may arise if I download the new map. If anyone has experience doing this, please tell me if you recommend that I proceed with the downlaod. Thank you.

Some users have reported

Some users have reported problems with download and others had no problems.You may want to look at this.Where you see hiccup click on it. http://www.gpsmagazine.com/2009/04/how_to_install_garmins_ma...

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In a recent exchange with Garmin

Garmin Support wrote:

You are correct many units can not take the full map.

If needed, the additional map can be load to your data card.

The 2010 map file is evidently significantly larger than the previous editions (or at least enough that the entire map won't fit on some units).

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Map Size

spiiiguy wrote:

looked at the gmapsupp.img file sizes...

1124MB 2010.1NT
1090MB 2009.1NT

so if you have 34MB of free space it will fit.

Gary A wrote:

Before the upgrade, with the 2008 map installed, there was 540Mb of free space on the 660. After the install, there was 428Mb of free space. So the 2010 map is a little bigger, but I was able to install it without having to delete any files.

It fit on my 660 with room to spare.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

No problems

No problems loading 2001.1 maps to my Nuvi 260.

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2010 map file

Does anyone know if there's a problem loading the 2010 map onto a 360?

Re: chuck

The 2010.1 North America maps fit on a 350 no problem if you delete the old ones first.

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Frank, MA.

Re-Nuvi 260 and new maps

I updated my 260W some 3 days ago. The download went through and the unit was updated. Map program working fine so far.
However the problem I am having is on the computer I used to do the update.
The computer is slow and very upresponsive. It seems like a program or programs associated with the update or install files keeps running bringing my computer to almost a standstil. Cant get any tech comment from garmin on this. I already uninstall the files on my computer using the ad-remove program. I just cant figure what program left running on my computer. I have to be using my other computer.

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Windows Task Manager

If you are running a Windows based PC, press Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring up the Windows Task Manager. Click on the Processes tab. There, you will be able to see all the processes running and the % of CPU cycles each is using. Look for a process that is using a lot of CPU cycles (other than System Idle Process).

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Thats the only one (System

Thats the only one (System Idle Process)that is using a lot (90s). The rest are 00 or 04, 02. Nothing hugh at all.

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Normal

jamstyle wrote:

Thats the only one (System Idle Process)that is using a lot (90s). The rest are 00 or 04, 02. Nothing hugh at all.

What you described would be "normal." If the slowdown happens again, try to quickly open Task Manager to see if you can catch a process sucking up a lot of CPU resources.

For example, I know my PC slows down when my antivirus/antispyware program goes out and gets definition file updates to update itself. But, it usually lasts under a minute and then goes back to normal.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Thank you. I will surely try

Thank you. I will surely try to catch the process. When it slows down its like if freezes. You cant get a response from any command. I usually right click on the bar a the bottom to access the task manager but that wont respond. Now I know I can get there by using Ctrl Alt Delete. Just for argument sake, if i find the process what do i do? Uncheck it from loading at start up or what?

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first, Identify the process

Usually, I try to identify the process first. I will either Google or go to the file.net website and look up the complete process name to find out what application it belongs to. It may be a problem with the application program that needs to be addressed.

Depending on which application the process belongs to, I next will find out if the company has a tech support or user forum and start searching it to see if other users have experienced the same problem and possibly find a solution.

Its hard to give you a step-by-step proceedure, because it depends on which process is at fault. It could even be spyware and not a valid program.

Unchecking it from startup is a good first step to verify it is the one causing the problem, sure. But if its a program that you use and want it to work, then you have to find out if it can be fixed.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

When I startup this morning

When I startup this morning it was fine until I tried to get to my downlaad folder to backup the map update file to a flash drive. It actually freeze the comp. I did the Ctrl Alt delete and got to the task manager after about 30 seconds. I found two files running high Udclient.exe (68)
and ZlClient.exe (48)
It slowed for about 10 minutes then went back to normal speed. I am using the comp now with no problem. I copy the file to the flash drive and just delete it from this troubled computer. When I checked again on the task manager the two files were not there. I assume they can just start when they need to start. I think the updclient.exe may have contributed to the sluggish behavior.

Maybe the file is from windows update? I will check

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ZoneAlarm

Did you mean Updclient? If so, that is a ZoneAlarm process. So is Zlclient. Do you have one of the ZoneAlarm AV, AS, Firewall programs installed?

I do. I run ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite. Try to do some searching on their user forum at: http://forum.zonelabs.org/zonelabs

I'm a member there, also. Those 2 processes using up a lot of CPU cycles is a common problem from reading their forums, although I've never experienced it myself.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Thats correct its

Thats correct its Updclient.exe. I use zonealarm. i used to use the ZASS- ZoneAlarm security suite now I use the Extreme security suite with forcefield.i have two other laptops using the same thing. Only the computer i used to update the GPS is having the slow down. thats why I know it has to do with the programs installed from the update. Today is the best the computer behaved.

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