My CPU is spiking really high, say looking through this forum and just scrolling down while nothing else is open, is causing 100% CPU usage. Scrolling down the page causes more static and ticking like noises to come through the audio output. The more I do, the more noise is made and it will just peg at 100%, videos don't work, doing anything else like downloading in the background, causes almost the whole computer to freeze. This computer should be faster than this. It's a dell dimension 8100, 2006.
Is my CPU going out? What would cause the computer to seem so overloaded? Why can I so clearly hear my CPU through headphones? Thanks!