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#1 cole.l

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:51 PM

hi there my name is cole and im having a problem with playing a game and the problem is my cpu. My meter tells me that, with nothing running (far as i can tell) its running around 30%. I have removed programs that i didnt need anymore and what not then i ran my AVG scan and it came back pretty clean just a few bugs. Then i ran a "tuneup360 v7.0.0" (which i thought was free...didnt read the fine print) and it came back with "cpu dangerous"....i dont know, if anyone can help me with my cpu usage, i would be most apreciative to say the least.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 12:23 AM

It's nothing to worry about. Check out the c-net review. Their test machine also got a lot of scary messages about settings being dangerous that were, let's say, over exaggerated.

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I don't mean to be condescending, please take my advice as it's meant to be, helpful. However, many times your question can be best answered by a quick Google search.


However, "just coming up with a few bugs" isn't necessarily a favorable anti-virus result. If you're talking about tracking cookies then that's not extremely serious.

Also, make sure you check the domain, or address, that you're downloading from.

Edited by randec, 21 December 2011 - 01:19 AM.


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Posted 21 December 2011 - 12:48 PM

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 12:54 PM

30% isnt all that unusual, depending on the OS and the hardware used. My old 6000+ x2 CPU used to idle at 33% under windows vista, 25% under 7. What CPU and OS are you running?

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:18 PM

30% isnt all that unusual, depending on the OS and the hardware used. My old 6000+ x2 CPU used to idle at 33% under windows vista, 25% under 7. What CPU and OS are you running?


That seems very high to me I expect to see my Win7 machine at 1%, I just looked at the XP Pro machine I'm on and it is idling at 0 to 1% CPU. Which IMHO is where it should be idling. If it was over that I'd be looking to find the culprit.

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#6 cole.l

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:27 PM

my comp model is : a6700y
Processor: AMD Phenom™9150e Quad-Core Processor 1.80GHz
Memory: 4.00GB
System type: 64-bit

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 05:53 PM

Rotor-it was dual core on vista. I also had a few background services running-my quad sits around 2% with the same background services under 7. in this case first gen phenom under vista maybe a little high, under 7 there maybe something going on. I would run another av such as avast, and it cant hurt to defrag the hard drive.

On another note, cole if you can access the processes menu (ctrl +alt+del go to task manager then processes) and either post a screen shot or list them we may be able to better figure out whats going on.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 10:56 AM

For the screen shots as requested by the_patriot11 in windows 7 you can use the snipping tool. In XP I had to press the "Print Screen" key, paste into paint and crop it there and save to create the screen caps below.

One other thought if you can go to the task manager, processes and sort by CPU and see if any of them are using a lot of CPU. Be sure to select "Show processes from all users"

the_patriot11 may be onto to something I have seen Antivirus sometimes cause slow downs. What Antivirus are you using? Are you still using AVG. Hopefully you are only running one Antivirus too as more than one can cause problems.

For example I just looked at a Toshiba laptop with a T4500 dual core and 4Gb and MSE as Antivirus and it is idling at 0% to 1% CPU usage.

I'm attaching two images from a XP Pro computer showing the task manager process sorted by CPU as an example and the Performance tab. You'll notice I do not run a lot of things and that I'm running Firefox, Thunderbird and Outlook Express and that Firefox is a bit of a memory hog. And that Avast in this computer is not loading it down. P4 3.2Ghz w/2Gb.

Knowing what is using the CPU cycles would be a big help.

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That BTW is a complete list of everything running, I try to keep it clean and lean.

Edited by rotor123, 22 December 2011 - 11:01 AM.

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