My PC has been running at 100% for quite a long time now, and it's driving me insane. I bought a cooler which seemed to work originally, but it seems even worse now.
The CPU% doesn't stay at 100% when idle, but when I am active on the computer it maxes. I am pretty sure it's not a virus, kasperSky, Malware Bytes, and Norton all returned clean reports.
I have investigated the issue some, and tried turning off services, but it just seems like nothing is a permanent fix.
One example I can give is when i am playing Evony online. I can barely move at times, and it says that FireFox is using 58% of my cpu. Yet, when I play on lesser equipped machines, this doesn't happen.
(Edit) Just noticed my windows experience is rated at a 1.0...it used to be a 4.5...
Dell Inspiron 1520
4 Gigs of Ram
Intel Core Duo CPU T7300 @ 2.00 Ghz 2.00 Ghz
NVIDEA GeForce 8600M GT
Edited by HopefulDude, 23 November 2009 - 09:59 AM.