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"System" Process using 30-60% CPU


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#1 Corvette

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 03:40 PM

Howdy everyone. New here. Gonna make this as detailed at possible :thumbsup:

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COMPUTER:

Windows XP Home SP2.

Processor Name: Intel® Celeron® CPU 430 @ 1.80GHz.

Motherboard: ECS 945GCT-M .

Videocard Name: ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT .

Installed Memory: 2,047.23 MB.

Number of Installed Programs: 158programs.

Number of Running Processes: 26processes .

Hard Drive Size: 80gb. 35.1 Free.
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Recently this week I've noticed that my "System" Process (located in Task Manager) is using 30-60% of my CPU usage, this happens frequently at random times, especially when I am gaming. This causes the game and system to run VERY slow.

The first time this happened I thought it was my Norton Anti-Virus 2009 Gaming Edition, so I uninstalled that, the problem was not resolved.

I know that before this started happening I installed: Norton, Online Armor Firewall, Microsoft Mouse software (came with driver update).

I'm pretty sure I do not have a virus, as I have scanned with Kaspersky, Avira, Norton, McAfee, Nod32. I am thinking of reformatting my computer tonight, but before I do that I wanted to come here and get some advice if any.

NOTE: I use Auslogics BoostSpeed to keep my computer clean of Reg errors and temp files...etc.


ANY help is much appreciated. Thanks :flowers:

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 07:45 PM

MOM.exe is part of ATI's Catalyst Control Center. Try disabling it and see if things settle down
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 03:39 PM

Tried disabling MOM.exe, made game play a little bit smoother, but the System Process is still an avg 30%.

Disabling MOM.exe did take me from 40fps to 80fps :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 01:32 AM

UPDATE:

This problem seems to happen when I start a program (adobe, paint, yahoo...etc.)

I think I'm going to try to uninstall most of my drivers and then reinstall them, got a hunch that might work.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 01:37 PM

-FINALLY RESOLVED-

Symptoms: High CPU usage when audio is played.

Fix: In my IDT Audio Control Panel (which is located in the control panel) I found that the option "Input Monitor" was muted, after un-muting it the CPU spikes go away and the problem is resolved.

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According to Process Explorer, the High CPU usage was caused by "kmixer.sys" which is the "Microsoft Audio Kernel"

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Hope this helps anyone in the future. And a big thanks to the BleepingComputer forums!




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