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Cpu usage issues

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by irspold, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. irspold

    irspold Thread Starter

    Apr 8, 2004
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    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
  2. loserOlimbs


    Jun 19, 2004
    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?
  3. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    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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