Cpu usage issues

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irspold

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 450 @ 2.20GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3325 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 290204 MB, Free - 206118 MB; D: Total - 14999 MB, Free - 10005 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RY007
Antivirus: Norton 360 Premier Edition, Updated and Enabled


Thinking about overclocking cpu, keep getting messages during gaming, browsing, etc.; stating cpu usage high. Also have some stuttering and slow operation.
Cleaned and defraged, removed apps/programs...can't figure out what to do next, except overclock
 
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Clock speed is really only a very small part of the problem:
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/[email protected]+2.20GHz

That CPU is not, never was a gaming CPU. Even if the Dell motherboard allows an overclock (Intel and Dell have likely both taken steps to disable that) it will probably never be good for gaming...

But, for browsing and light use it should be OK.
Where are you getting the warning about usage? Can you post a screen shot of the message?

What applications does task manager show utilizing the most CPU?
 

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Thinking about overclocking cpu
That is NOT going to happen with a dell. The bios does not have the necessary settings and in any case dell hardware is not up to overclocking.

The only way possible to overclock an oem type system is by using a software overclock utility and that is less than worthless.
 
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