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CPU Usage Problem with my 4200+ @ 2.5ghz (8.5 X 194)

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Well this is the first time I've noticed any problem with my first ever custom-built & overclocked machine that I've had for 3/4 of a year now. I'd first like to thank all of you here at overclock.net who helped me with building issues and then with overclocking the thing.

My problem is that randomly (well, I haven't come up with any concrete way to deliberately cause this problem...yet) my CPU Usage will go up to 50% (100% of one core) and stay their indefinitely until I reboot my computer. This is pretty much a full load and the thing heats up to 53C which is what it heats up to when I'm playing a game or some other processor-heavy application. I close all applications and look for unfamiliar system processes but it still says ~50% usage and the temperature does not decrease. The last time this happened, the only applications I started / used / stopped after a clean reboot (nothing is being used after i reboot my computer) are AIM, uTorrent, Media Player Classic, and a cool flash game called "N." I don't know exactly when it happened, but it did sometime after I restarted my computer and did a few things that really shouldn't put much load on the processor. I also locked my windows account a few times (windows key + L) and logged back in.

I will try harder to pin-point exactly what action causes this problem (if that is even possible) but I just wanted to know if anyone here has any ideas as to what could be the problem and how to fix it.

Thanks so much for any help in advance,

Dan
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsOS
X2 4200+ ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe BFG Tech 7800 GTX Win XP Pro SP2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Apple 20" Cinema LCD Saitek Eclipse Antec 550W TruePower 2.0 Antec P180 
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Logitech MX510 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsOS
X2 4200+ ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe BFG Tech 7800 GTX Win XP Pro SP2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Apple 20" Cinema LCD Saitek Eclipse Antec 550W TruePower 2.0 Antec P180 
Mouse
Logitech MX510 
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Virus?
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Thread Starter 
Hah didn't even think of that. Could be though, I haven't done an Avast! scan in a while. Maybe I'll try a boot-time one. Anyone else for ideas or troubleshooting methods for this?

EDIT: A fully updated Avast! boot-time scan says I'm clean, and it usually finds crap when I've got it. I'm stumped on this one :-\\
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsOS
X2 4200+ ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe BFG Tech 7800 GTX Win XP Pro SP2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Apple 20" Cinema LCD Saitek Eclipse Antec 550W TruePower 2.0 Antec P180 
Mouse
Logitech MX510 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsOS
X2 4200+ ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe BFG Tech 7800 GTX Win XP Pro SP2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Apple 20" Cinema LCD Saitek Eclipse Antec 550W TruePower 2.0 Antec P180 
Mouse
Logitech MX510 
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