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High CPU usage problem

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#1 cookie050505


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Posted 30 July 2009 - 12:52 PM

Hi All

Can anybody help me out with a very annoying problem I have?

Every now & again while surfing the internet my pc sounds like its about to blow up (lol), its racing away it does calm down eventually though but is it supposed to do that?. I looked in the Task Manager Processes list & ieplore.exe seems to be the problem using around 80% cpu. iexplore.exe is also listed 3 times, is this normal?.

I use Windows XP Home Edition , Norton Security 2009, IE8 SP3. I have no virus or any Malware or Spyware

Is there a soloution?. I am no Computer Whizz but I know a bit

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 04:00 PM

Laptop or Desktop? What make & model if you know.

Did this just start happening or did you just start to notice it?

Can you determine the source by identifying the source? Speakers? Cooling fan(s)? Hard disk? Power supply? CD drive whirring? Anything in the CD drive that doesn't need to be there (remove any unused CDs and try again)?

I have a Compaq laptop where the cooling fan is annoying as it cycles, but the cooling mechanism is not obstructed, nothing overheats, but I do know that I can't stand it. I could fix it to be always on or always off (bad idea) but I give it the benefit of the doubt to know what it is doing.

Just because you have Norton 2009, doesn't mean you don't have any virus, malware, spyware.

What it does mean is that you don't have any virus, malware, spyware that Norton can detect :thumbsup:

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#3 cookie050505

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 02:17 PM


Thanks for reply

My pc is a hp pavilion desktop t3155.uk & this problem as far as I know has only just started. It might very well be a fan but I do know they are all working as I have had a look but I have noticed back of pc tends to get very hot at times.

At the moment pc is ticking over ok & I'm on the internet & iexplore.exe is behaving it self but at times it goes crazy using up a huge amount of cpu but like you I give it the benifit of doubt that it knows what its doing & not causing any serious damage.

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