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#1 computerworld

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 02:26 PM

what is making my cpu usage go up to 100% at times, and how can i stop or correct this problem. Thank you.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 02:57 PM

Does anything show under the Processes tab in Task Manager?
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Posted 03 July 2008 - 03:00 PM

Hello computerworld,

The CPU in a computer will perform a task and then move on to the next task. If you press CTRL+ALT+DEL and select the processes tab you will see a list; The CPU cycles through this list. If you are getting 100% it is probably because you are running a lot of applications or processor intensive tasks.

Do you know the make and model number of your processor?
How many processes are running in the processes tab?
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Posted 03 July 2008 - 03:08 PM

Does anything show under the Processes tab in Task Manager?

NO nothing is showing right this minute

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 03:12 PM

Hello computerworld,

The CPU in a computer will perform a task and then move on to the next task. If you press CTRL+ALT+DEL and select the processes tab you will see a list; The CPU cycles through this list. If you are getting 100% it is probably because you are running a lot of applications or processor intensive tasks.

Do you know the make and model number of your processor?
How many processes are running in the processes tab?


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Thank you for your help.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 03:15 PM

Hello computerworld,

The CPU in a computer will perform a task and then move on to the next task. If you press CTRL+ALT+DEL and select the processes tab you will see a list; The CPU cycles through this list. If you are getting 100% it is probably because you are running a lot of applications or processor intensive tasks.

Do you know the make and model number of your processor?
How many processes are running in the processes tab?

My laptop is an Hp nc 6400 intel Centrino Duo

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 07:27 PM

I guess that I have to ask...why do you consider this "a problem"?

What does "at times" mean...for a few seconds, for hours, what?

Where are you looking when you cite this 100% usage figure, please?

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 07:41 PM

Maybe check this out.

Appears the most popular problem is with an IDE device reverting to PIO, I just had this problem with my computer the other day, the short story is:

-Go to Device Manager (right-click my computer, select manage, select device manager)
- Expand IDE ATA/ATAPI Controller
- For each IDE Channel, usually Primary and Secondary, right click and select Properties, go to the Advanced Settings tab and look at Current Transfer Mode, if it says PIO then this is probably your problem.

Uninstall the IDE controller, scan for hardware changes, reinstall and check again, it should say DMA or Ultra DMA.

If your IDE channels are already running [Ultra]DMA then this isn't the answer, but a driver issue is likely, check for the latest BIOS and device drivers for your hardware.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 07:50 PM

Maybe check this out.

Appears the most popular problem is with an IDE device reverting to PIO, I just had this problem with my computer the other day, the short story is:

-Go to Device Manager (right-click my computer, select manage, select device manager)
- Expand IDE ATA/ATAPI Controller
- For each IDE Channel, usually Primary and Secondary, right click and select Properties, go to the Advanced Settings tab and look at Current Transfer Mode, if it says PIO then this is probably your problem.

Uninstall the IDE controller, scan for hardware changes, reinstall and check again, it should say DMA or Ultra DMA.

If your IDE channels are already running [Ultra]DMA then this isn't the answer, but a driver issue is likely, check for the latest BIOS and device drivers for your hardware.


The transfer modes should not have any significant impact on the CPU. The method you posted will increase the transfer rate and lead to increased hard drive performance.
Regards,

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 10:40 PM

Do a google search for filemon or process monitor. It will monitor and display file system activity on a system in real-time. This way you can see what is constantly being ran or access that would cause you increase cpu acitivity.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 08:08 AM

In the Processes tab of Task Manager - which process shows the highest CPU utilization? If it's System Idle Process, that's not a problem - but any other process with consistently high CPU usage could point to a problem.
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 08:13 AM

I guess that I have to ask...why do you consider this "a problem"?

What does "at times" mean...for a few seconds, for hours, what?

Where are you looking when you cite this 100% usage figure, please?

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 08:16 AM

In the Processes tab of Task Manager - which process shows the highest CPU utilization? If it's System Idle Process, that's not a problem - but any other process with consistently high CPU usage could point to a problem.

Thanks yuo for your adice

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 11:53 AM

On my two desktops...certain programs reflect 99% when they run.

Video-editors...Windows Defender...anything that is CPU-intensive when the program runs. This is perfectly normal, it doesn't last forever...and I want those programs to perform their known functions. At this very moment, Windows Defender is running on this system and the CPU usage fluctuates momentarily between 45 and 99% (my AV program is also running, along with other things).

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