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...Ok heres the problem
I have my settings 266 x 9 = (2.4ghz)
@
3-4-4-8-2T timings
(Company guarantees this speed) 1:1

Yesterday I was playing around with the bios and I realized 266 is the max fsb ill get 1:1, after playing around I changed my settings back to 266 x 9 1:1 3-4-4-8-2T timing, and the computer was unstable, when 10 minutes earlier I had just finished running a 10 hour prime...

I have the computer at 1.525voltage, 3.0 vdimm 266x9 @ 3-4-4-10-2T (1:1)

But the only problem is, my CPU is running @ 52C for some odd reason...
And when I hit alt + ctrl + dlte, it shows CPU Usage: 100%...constantly...

What is the problem!?!?
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post #2 of 27
LOL is prime95 some how still running? And technicly you are always using 100% of your CPU...it will just be mostly in CPU idle, but task manager doesn't ussually show that. But I think I would format...task manager should tell you what is taking up all your CPU in the processes...if it doesn't I'd say you got some sort of soft ware problem that is windows related.

You aren't folding and not know it are you?
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Open the processes tab in task manager and see what is running.
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post #4 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm
And technicly you are always using 100% of your CPU...it will just be mostly in CPU idle
Can you explain what you mean by this statement because as it stands I can't even dimly grasp the concept.



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post #5 of 27
In the processes tab it shows you the memory and CPU use of every single thing that is running.

My sisters lappy used to do something similar. It would try and open up its wireless setup utility upon boot, but it would never open, it would just sit there in the programs list, using up 50% of the cpu. I just disableed the program and it was sorted.

Ropey, what he means, is if you look in task manager -> processes tab, scroll to the bottom you will see a process called 'idle' that apparently uses 100% of you cpu (when infact you are using none)
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post #6 of 27
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well the only software that I did today was...
I have a 200 gig hd, and I was trying to figure out how to use all "200 gigs" because it would only show 137, so I created another partion...and since then its been acting up now that I think about it..

would formatting another hd cause my cpu to run 100% ALL the time? and no prime is not running..
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post #7 of 27
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heres a list of what is running:

Speedfan.exe
wuaclt.exe
taskmgr.exe
iexplore.exe
wmiprvse.exe
aim.exe
explorer.exe
vsmon.exe
spoolsv.exe
ccevtmgr.exe
ccsetmgr.exe
savscan.exe
symlcsvc.exe
scvhost.exe
scvhost.exe
scvhost.exe
scvhost.exe
scvhost.exe
lsass.exe
services.exe
winlogon.exe
csrss.exe
smss.exe
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System Idle Process

And its running @ 52C...while im just sitting here doing nothing, browsing the forums...
usually its 33-35C...so I dont know whatsup, but I know my cpu is running weird..
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post #8 of 27
Download Process Explorer, it is a more detailed representation of what exactly is running in your background. What you probably have happening is a piece of hardware interupting your computer and causing your computer to be plagued with DPC's (Deferred Proceudure Calls). There is no way of disabling these DPC's you need to find out what piece of hardware is causing the issue.

Since you were messing around with your HDD and this has been happening since it kind of narrows it down. Did you create this partition while installing your operating system or did you try to use some partition software? Have you formatted this partition you created? Can you delete this partition, and does it cause this issue to stop?

I think I will post a FAQ about this some time, it seems more and more people are beginning to have this issue.
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post #9 of 27
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actually, Ive had this hd for a long time and its been irritating me that I spent money for a 200 gig, and it was only runinng 137, so I went into

Control panel>administrative tools> computer management> Disk management
and where it showed my unallocated 60 gig I clicked create new partion, and made it the (G:/)...

process explorer is downloading as i type
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post #10 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Igniter
heres a list of what is running:

Speedfan.exe
wuaclt.exe

Try ending those processes and see what happens...worst thing that can happen is it will crash
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