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FEAR=40% CPU usage. In Windows I get 40 just dragging a window!

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We have done all tests, We changed the motherbord new one,, got new RAM , and got a new video card. Same thing.

I drag a window and all cores jump up to even 60 percent if I wanna view just view a JPG and zoom in, and scrol up land down, Before this happened I would get 4cpu usage @ most in firefox.

Soo clean install done
Changed motherboard to same done
Another set of RAM
All drivers up to date, OS, and after clean install moving a window avgt 20 percent when it used to be 0.1 percent .

Soo out of all the testing, it looks like my CPU is sorta dead.

Games run percent fine, 40 percent cpu usage in UT3, and runs like a charm so does FEAR.

As soon as Im in my desktop then any type of movement including mouse or anything. I was thinking to see if theres D3D explorer shell ?

Also bencharmks on CPU show all the same as before. All running fine in the benchmark tests. As soon as I drag a window the faster I go or scolling on JPG.

is CPU dead ?
How can it be same CPU performance and in game performance. Now my 2D is soo slow I cant even work.
    
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Actually 2D works, just takes up crazy CPU all cores, instead it used to be 0.1 percent no matter what window I drag hmmm help!

Is the CPU dead, if soo how does it run those games. The 2D is smooth and fast, it just takes up 40 percent just draggnig or viewing a image... Please help!! sorry for double post!
    
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I don't think the cpu is dead. I get this sometimes if I have an overclock that is right on the fringe of being unstable, it just bogs down and goes slow (it all works but performance is worse than stock). Are you running an overclock at the moment.
Also maybe you have some knd of malware being 'pre-loaded' into XP?
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dragging a window uses abot 3% for me, strange.
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lmao when i shake the windows all around the screen (like a 6 year old child using the comp for the first time) i get almost 70%+ cpu usage.
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dragging a window uses abot 3% for me, strange.
same here, just tried it.
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lmao when i shake the windows all around the screen (like a 6 year old child using the comp for the first time) i get almost 70%+ cpu usage.
lol thats what i was doing
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Originally Posted by darksideleader View Post
lmao when i shake the windows all around the screen (like a 6 year old child using the comp for the first time) i get almost 70%+ cpu usage.
Even when I do that I only get 12%. Normal window dragging only uses like 4% for me.
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Ive stopped all overclock on BIOS ,, to auto,,, and tried it that way, still problem.

But, my video card is OCed ,,, to my specs. Can that be the problem ?
    
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most mine hits is 3.6% but im running 3.5ghz (7x500 1:1)

do you have any special effects on the windoze thru your drivers?


edit

or a mad high res desktop picture?
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