CPU Usage

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Narcissus, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. Narcissus

    Narcissus Guest

    why, even when no programs are running is my cpu usage always more than 60%?
     
  2. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    have you opened up task manager to see which process is using the CPU cycles?

    "Processes" tab
     
  3. Narcissus

    Narcissus Guest

    its the System Idle Process, how do i stop it ? thanx
     
  4. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    oh, the system idle process indicates how much processor is not in use.
     
  5. Narcissus

    Narcissus Guest

    on the performance tab the cpu usage is always around 66& and sometimes 100%, my computer is running so slow that the mouse pointer doesnt even move smoothly it jumps accross the screen, if i open a folder it might take 20 seconds for it to actually open, i dont know whats wrong with it
     
  6. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    open up the task manager to the processes tab, and take a screenshot (Print Screen, paste into paint) and upload it here.
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    What are your system specs?
     
  8. Even if you CPU Idle Process is at 66% when your doing nothing, i'd be a little worried what the other 33% is up too. My idle process is currently @ 97% and i've got ASE, Winamp and this webpage open. But I guess that depends on system specs.
     
  9. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    something is definitely eating up your cpu cycles
    dont think this has anything to do with hardware
    let me guess you've got an athlonxp chip (p4's dont do that under stress)

    first thing to do stop running programs in task manager
    end each running program one at a time
    until your machine runs normally
    thats the quickest way to find the culprit

    another way is disable all startup programs in msconfig
    enable them one at a time until the problem returns

    let us know how you get on
     
  10. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    do you use any programs which use the C-Dilla licensing system (NAV 2002 does I think)
    Check if you have C-Dilla on your Add/Remove programs list, if you have it then go to C-Dilla.com

    ok I cant seem to find the latest version to download but I have it here
     
  11. Narcissus

    Narcissus Guest

    athlon xp 1700+ geforce 4, 60gb hard disk, 512mb ram,
    on the task manager the system idle process actually says around 94%, but when i got to the performance tab my cpu usage is between 66% and 100%, i have stopped most programs running, stopped most of the services, closed norton anti virus, zone alarm etc but it makes no difference, it only started doing it about a week ago, and ive not installed any new programs.

    How do you take a screen shot? I know i thick lol but please dont say it !
     
  12. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    hit the Print Screen key (up near the num lock light)

    and paste into Paintbrush.
     
  13. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I had that problem with my old USB modem whenever I was online. Really annoying. And slow.
     
  14. Narcissus

    Narcissus Guest

    thanx for all ur help, i tried everything and ended up reformatting my drive everything is ok now ;)

    PS i couldnt get that print screen thing to work