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High CPU usage in laptop... need help!

post #1 of 7
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Something strange is going on with my laptop... The CPU usage never goes below about 60%, and no processes seem to be using the CPU. I just installed the OS about 2 weeks ago, so it probably isn't a virus, but I'll run a scan.

Any suggestions would be useful!!!! This problem is super annoying!
post #2 of 7
Sounds like adware/trojans. An intensive virus and adware scan would definitely help.
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Also, the 3d performance has been awful latley too. Could that be a virus also?
post #4 of 7
Well if CPU is getting used up then 3d performance will suck.
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It's not a virus, I ran AVG and SpyBot S&D, found nothing at all... Anything else it could be?
post #6 of 7
bump think im getting this problem but with a PC not a laptop but not as high like 50 then drops to 10-9 etc
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post #7 of 7
Here, try this link:

forum.notebookreview.com/archive/index.php/t-87211.html

I also have the same problem. It seems to be something involving the interrupt. Check out your processes with process explorer. I haven't tried out the solutions given in the above link yet, but it solved one guys problem.
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