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100% cpu usage

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  1. musictuff

    musictuff Thread Starter

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    Any time browse the web, my cpu usage is up around 100%. I've checked it with IE8 and Google Chrome and I get the same thing...forget about trying to watch YouTube Video's, they are very choppy, and pages with a lot of content lag...it's driving me nuts. Help please.
     
  2. Lex.Luthor

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    Welcome the to the TSG Forum!

    What computer system are you using? and what OS?

    Open your task manager, click on the processes tab, click on the cpu tab under that and look to see what is running your usage to 100%.

    Does this do go any program that you can think of?

    can you advise us what the program is running and how many processes are running when you get this?
     
  3. musictuff

    musictuff Thread Starter

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
    Processor Count: 1
    RAM: 2047 Mb
    Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3450, 512 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 190779 MB, Free - 17349 MB; D: Total - 114470 MB, Free - 85325 MB; K: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 172559 MB;
    Motherboard: First International Computer, Inc., VG33
    Antivirus: AVG Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

    I notice that there are at least 3 instances of "chrome exe" running and it seems to be taking up the most cpu.
    I have a total of 57 process' running.
     
  4. Lex.Luthor

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    Shut down the chrome browser, open your task manager and click on the processes tab and then click on the image name and check to see how many of the chrome.exe is running.

    The usual is somewhere around 30 or so for a normal windows xp, depending on the software installed and what is running in the background.

    When you shut down the chrome.exe from the browser, there should not be any chrome.exe running.

    Did any of the anti-virus or other safety programs report anything that was trying to get in?

    If you wanted, you can shut them down in the task manager by opening your task manager, click processes, click on image name and then locate the chrome.exe name and highlight the name and finally press the end process on the bottom of the task manager.

    When you restart your chrome browser, re-check your task manager and see how many of the chrome.exe is running. You should have only one unless you are using them in separate windows. Then this is where you are seeing multiples of chrome.exe.
     
  5. musictuff

    musictuff Thread Starter

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    I still have at least 2 chrome.exe running in task manager...and I am only running 1 instance of chrome. I did not run all of the anti-virus programs. When there are 3 running in task manager, I can shut 1 down and chrome still runs, but when I shut down 2 it ends chrome.
     
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