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Posted 03 November 2010 - 09:48 AM
It's a Toshiba Satellite I bought used in France in 2004. I have installed the maximum RAM (500Mb) and am running XP SP2 (I have 110Mb HD, 65Mb free space -- SP3 apparently will take anywhere from 65Mb-300Mb, so I've avoided installing it since it was released). Haven't had any probs until about 2 months ago when I got infected with a browser hijacker.
Is this a laptop or a desktop? Heat can cause this. Get CPUID HWMonitor (it's free) and run it with the pc at 100% and see what the temperature is. Also, all processors have a heat range that is too hot that can damage them, but it varies. In your next post let us know the make and model of computer or specs if it is custom and post a screenshot or let us know your cpu temps.
Posted 03 November 2010 - 10:06 PM
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Posted 04 November 2010 - 08:44 PM
Well, I don't know if I have a video card. I have an Intel Graphics card.
I don't see your cpu temp in hwmonitor at all but the acpi temp is very high. You could try another video driver.
Go to start, run, and type
and press enter.
Go to display adapters and double click your video card. Go to the drivers tab and roll back if you can. If that is greyed out, try to update drivers. Also, post the make and model of your video hardware.
My thinking is that the video software is outdated and is leaking memory. Hopefully replacing the driver works.
Posted 04 November 2010 - 10:13 PM
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Posted 06 November 2010 - 09:24 AM
I'm not sure I got rid of the viruses, but I sure did try. I'll try running the av progs again. Also, the svchost that eats CPU has 25 services inside it. It's the svchost that is set up for internet use "netsvcs". Anyway, it doesn't eat CPU as much since I disabled windows automatic updates. Now, IE uses up CPU when I try to load streaming video, such as watch a program on hulu.com.
Good question. Look up a program called process explorer and click the private bytes at the top of the column to orginaze them by memory use. Look for the 100% cpu svchost and double click it. Look at the services tab. That will tell you what is so high. At this point I think you should consider that you might be infected with a virus. Are you sure you got rid of the viruses from before?
Posted 06 November 2010 - 10:00 AM
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