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Need help with CPU Spikes

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Memphis19007, Sep 14, 2010.

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  1. Memphis19007

    Memphis19007 Thread Starter

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    At this point i have been trying to find the cause for my cpu spikes for a month and a half now and no no avail. There is nothing out of the ordinary going on in the task manager processes. The only thing with a high cpu usages is the System Idle Process. on top of it all it only seems to happen in Windows and not Linux(dual boot system) and it only happens when the wireless is on. The spikes go away temporarly when i reinstall the wireless driver. Im at a loss here, any help will be greatly appreciated.

    -Acer Aspire 4730Z laptop
    -Intel Pentium Dual Core CPU T3400 2.16GHz
    -2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory
    -Mobile IntelĀ® GL40 Express Chipset with integrated 3D graphics
    -Ralink 802.11n Wireless LAN Card

    Thank you in advance :)
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Spikes are normal in any system as processes start and stop. Is this causing some sort of problem?

    Slow down the refresh rate in Task Manager to have more time to observe changes. System Idle Process should always be as high as possible, of course.
     
  3. dodge_viper

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    i do not think u have to worry "i'm at a loss here"

    wat did u mean by that? does it trouble ur programs?
     
  4. Memphis19007

    Memphis19007 Thread Starter

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    It causes my laptop to lock up for a sec, unlock, lock over and over again and its just getting annoying.
     
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