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Cpu Constantly Running At 100% And Driver Issue

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#1 gasmith2


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Posted 25 March 2008 - 11:56 AM

Good Afternoon! :thumbsup:

First of all I put a gig of ram in my laptop about three weeks ago. So now my total memory is a gig and a half. About a week ago my computer started running really slow. I pushed control-alt-delete only to find that my cpu was running at 100%. It hasn't stopped running at 100% and the fan on the right side of my computer seems to always be on. When I installed the ram into my laptop all I did was put it in. Did I need to change anything else and is that the problem? I ran my virus software and it didn't come up with anything.

Here is a pic of my task manager when I just have firefox running:

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Secondly, I started my computer today and I was prompted that my ati2dvag display driver was not running normally. Is this related to my first problem at all and what can I do to fix it. My computer told me to just reboot it, but this is the second time that this problem has happened. How can I fix this problem?

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 25 March 2008 - 12:18 PM

When you open Task Manager, click on the Processes tab to see what application is causing the problem
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#3 hamluis



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Posted 25 March 2008 - 12:19 PM

I believe your problems are related...since I have experienced a problem with the ATI drivers (almost always).

I've recently had a problem with the driver you mentioned where it caused a series of BSODs on this system...until I decided to use the Autoruns program to stop that driver from loading. I lost the functionality, but I was able to boot successfully without BSODs...and then I updated the ATI drivers (via Windows Update)...and all has been well since.

Take a look: http://www.modernstreet.com/general/ati2dvag-problem/

It's funny that this article mentions it as a virus because I saw an update for the ATI card come through as a critical update maybe 2 months ago...and I wondered how that could be (since driver updates are normally/never considered critical for the O/S). I still don't know the answer to that one :thumbsup:.

I would try updating the ATI drivers, using the WinUpdate site. I don't normally recommend this, but I do know that it worked beneficially when I tried it last.


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