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#1 Charlie77

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 01:09 PM

My PC seems to sit at 100% CPU usage for long periods of time. Internet Explorere seems to be the biggest memory user by far when I look at Widnows Task Mgr. I have a Dell Dimension 4700 with 1GB RAM. I recently ran SpyBot and cleared 43 spyware/adware offenders and have scheduled this to run regularly; very good program. I also use regularly run McAfee firewall, viruscan, etc. plus Windows Defender and MS Windows security suite. If necessary, I can run Hijack this for diagnostic purposes. I have just received two x 1GB RAM cards I can install; do you think the additional RAM will solve this issue? Thanks much for any advice.
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 03:37 PM

Howdy charlie,
No another gig of ram will not solve your cpu usage problem.. As it is not taking any ram just your cpu cycles. Bring back up the task manager and end Internet explorer..Then restart it.. Does this help?
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 11:27 PM

Hi Merzin. Yes, doing what you suggested reduces cpu usage to between 5 - 20%. However, it generally increases eventually to 100% if I keep IE activated.

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 08:34 AM

What is a "long period of time"?

CPU usage is supposed to increase when a program is running, although it normally does not increase to 100% unless something like video rendering is involved.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 10:08 PM

Oddly enough, the system has been better lately...cpu usage between 2 - 21%, even with several instances of IE open. Tough to explain; I'll keep an eye on it and update you again. Many thanks.




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