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CPU usage is going crazy

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Confuse, Aug 13, 2011.

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  1. Confuse

    Confuse Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    So recently, my CPU usage is going crazy. And by this i mean, the CPU usage graph (task manager) keeps dropping down to a really low percent randomly. I can't open up a program without it lagging for a few seconds. When i download something, the download freezes every now and then. Even when i'm just browsing on the internet, i randomly freeze. Also, when i'm playing a game, the CPU usage would randomly drop to close to 0. There's more related issues but they don't come to mind.

    I've tried restarting my router, but my ipod works fine with the connection. Also when i disable the wireless connection, it changes nothing, so it can't be because of my wireless connection. My laptop is only a few months old so its not the laptop either. I've tried monitoring the CPU usage but i can't seem to find anything that's doing anything. I have kaspersky pure and ran a scan but it barely changed anything.

    I'm running out of options before i send it in to the shop. I don't think it is a virus but i have no clue what else to do now. I would really like to fix this problem that started only 2 weeks ago. Before that my computer was fine.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. jiml8

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    You realize, I hope, that your processor should be spending most of its time at a very low percentage of utilization. If it is at high utilization most of the time, then you either need to upgrade or you have some runaway process in your system.

    Start by changing the task manager to the "processes" tab, click the "show processes from all users" button (Vista and Win7 only), then click on the "CPU" column to order the tasks according to CPU usage from most usage to least. See what process(es) are sucking up your CPU and start from there to identify your problem.
     
  3. Confuse

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    I've done that and all i get is System Idle Process which should be high. My main problem is with the CPU suddenly dropping randomly.
     
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