CPU usage issue or bad MB or Processor

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by flyboy33337, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. flyboy33337

    flyboy33337 OSNN One Post Wonder

    wichita Ks
    About 2 months ago my computer was running great with a meager nvidia 64 mb agp video card and a 6 month old Nvidia Geforce mother board. See below for all system inormation.

    It played every game I owned just great.

    One day it locked up. I went to restart and got 4 beeps of death. (I think it was 4) It would not restart. It tried but would not get past the power on self test and shut itself right down. I started taking out cards to see what had fried. (Video card and video capture card) It started fine after I pulled the video card so I Figured the video card fried. I replaced it with an Nvidia 5800 agp card. It ran started just fine but would lock up when trying to play any games such as FS 2004, world of worcraft etc. Also would lock up when trying to use any video benchmarking tools.

    I thought I got a bad card so I returned it and got another one with a faster core speed(375) Nvidia 6200 AGP. This made no difference.

    I've reformatted, I have all the latest drivers etc. I'm thinking maybe my motherboard or processer may have also been damaged. The computer is showing min of 80% CPU usage when sitting idle.

    When I open a web page it goes to 100%.
    if I open 3 windows it locks up.

    I dowloaded process explorer as suggested by sombody here and it shows that 80-85% of my CPU usage is going to hardware interupts. I can find no conflicts. Anyone have a clue what I can do short of chucking the MB and Processor and building something new??

    Below is my current sytem info.

    Operating System System Model
    Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Enclosure Type: Desktop
    Processor a Main Circuit Board b
    2.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
    128 kilobyte primary memory cache
    512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: NF-CK804
    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
    BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 07/20/2005
    Drives Memory Modules c,d
    160.03 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    150.91 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    E-IDE CD-ROM 50X
    IDE-CD R/RW 4x4x32 [CD-ROM drive]
    3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

    ST3160812AS [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0 1536 Megabytes Installed Memory

    Slot 'A0' is Empty
    Slot 'A1' is Empty
    Local Drive Volumes

    c: (NTFS on drive 0) 31.45 GB 23.57 GB free
    d: (NTFS on drive 0) 128.58 GB 127.34 GB free

    Network Drives
    None detected
    Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
    local user accounts last logon
    Bart 1/7/2007 10:27:18 PM (admin)
    local system accounts
    Administrator never (admin)
    Guest never
    HelpAssistant never
    SUPPORT_388945a0 never

    Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account Lexmark 3300 Series on USB001

    Controllers Display
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    Primary IDE Channel [Controller] (3x)
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  2. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User