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at idle not doing anything my pc is using an entire core! just sitting there and using it. i looked throught he processes to see what was running and like nothing out of the ordinary is. what is wrong! i just added 2 more gb and turned page files off could this be the problem?
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post #2 of 17
Have you done a virus scan recently? I was having the same problem as you but did a virus scan and got rid of some viruses and it seamed to work fine.
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yeah, that might be the problem. that happened to before on my old dell, i just did a virus scan and it worked.
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tried it and foudn nothing and im still getting 50% usage on idle! its so bad when i play cod4 it like freezes every minute and then resumes 5 seconds later and it is making my cpu idle at 44c should i lower my clocks to see if thats the case?
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did you reset the CMOS after you added more RAM? could help.
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Memtest!
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Are you.... FOLDING?
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post #8 of 17
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no im not folding and i added the ram and then went into bios and loaded defaults. no im not folding i dont fold anymore because i never could get it to work lol
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post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by DjQurt View Post
at idle not doing anything my pc is using an entire core! just sitting there and using it. i looked throught he processes to see what was running and like nothing out of the ordinary is. what is wrong! i just added 2 more gb and turned page files off could this be the problem?
Djqurt, what process is using 50% cpu usage? If it's one of the svchost.exe's then perhaps that is Windows performing an automatic update?

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post #10 of 17
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its svchost.exe it is always at 50 though so i dont know what is wrong unless it is always updating could it be my "copy" of vista?
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