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CPU Temperature idling at 65°, rises to 80° then turns off

Question: CPU Temperature idling at 65°, rises to 80° then turns off

Hi, my name's Ashley.

Basically, when I turn my computer on and press delete to go into my bios settings, this comes up

When I turn the computer on, I press delete and go into my BIOS settings, it starts off at about 40 degrees then shoots up to 60-70, it stays there for a while but slowly goes up to 80, then turns off.

It's also saying that I have only 1 fan active (on this screen) when I actually have 4 other external ones that are working perfectly fine. I don't know whether to replace the thermal paste, CPU, PSU, heat sink or the entire motherboard. I'm stuck. Please help.

Kind regards


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Preferred Solution: CPU Temperature idling at 65°, rises to 80° then turns off

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Answer: CPU Temperature idling at 65°, rises to 80° then turns off

I would first replace the thermal paste. If that doesn't help then get a different heatsink. Any dust build-up?

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Hi, When I work with high-performance graphics (NVIDIA 860x), the top of the keyboard, especially the top left (around the F2 key to F4) has too high temperature. Sometimes I feel very hot, when i use the keyboard. do u know how to speed up the fans speed? Or is there another way to reduce the High temperature?thank you 

Answer:Y70-70 temperature rises rapidly

anyone can help me to reduce the temperature of a computer?

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Answer:Game seems to slow down + Temperature rises

I built my pc last week and everything seems to have been going fine until i viewed a web site this afternoon which had a lot of graphics to download onto adobe acrobat. The temperature rose from 48c to 55c although everything seemed fine. Then my daughter went to play pinball on xp and it seemed to be running slow (The flippers) also the temperature seemed to rise again. Is this what happens if it gets to hot? Is this getting to hot?

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i did not want to put this problem with my other topic as I believe it to be a separate issue.

Intel 4670K haswell CPU
Gigabyte Z87X-OC Motherboard.

After every cold boot, e.g. first boot of the day, i watch the 4 core temperatures of my CPU rise under idle from 32C or under to past 60 or 70C in 15 minutes. I've witnessed it get to 96C on all cores (100C TJ Max).

Here is the strange thing. After an immediate reboot which lasts about 15 to 30 seconds, I open CPu Temp, or RealTemp or HWMonitor and they are back down to under 30C and do not rise out of the ordinary.

Then a further reboot will cause the temp rise issue again (1st, 3rd, 5th....).

I do not feel any hint of warm air from exhaust when they are at 90c plus.

How confident can I be that this is not a genuine heat issue, thermal compound issue with the heatsink or fan issue, given that temperatures return to sub 30C from 96C in under 30 seconds?

It has to be a bios, or temp sensor issue right?

I'm quite concerned about this. There is something unsettling about seeing cpu temp readings hit 96C

Answer:CPU Temperature rises to 90C at idle from boot (1st,3rd...)

At a minimum, I'd see if the issue persists if you use several different temperature monitoring tools.

I use HWInfo64; there are others.

To confirm: this happens ONLY on a cold boot from the off position and occurs EVERY cold boot? Never happens on ANY ordinary warm reboot (simple restart when already running)?

Do your fans ramp up in speed as they might if the temperature rise was actually occurring?

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Hy,My Laptop Model Is HP 242 G1. About 5/6 Months i am facing overheating issue which wasn't before. Recently Whenever I play Games or Start Android Studio or Do multitask, CPU & GPU both temperature Rises above 90 degree celsius. This Causes Huge Sluttering perfomance of Games or Others. I played High Resolution Games in laptop before Like Battkefield 4. It ran Smoothly 1 year ago. But Now i cant even play Fifa 16. I think Dust is causing this overheating.  I searched Many Forums and Youtube also, but couldn't find any tutorial that how to disassemble HP 242 G1 So that i can clean the dusts inside . Please Help me solving this issue, Thanks. Looking Forward to A Solution From HP Support Forum. Regards, Shahriar Kabir Ruddra

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OK, so, I've been having trouble with my CPU overheating for a while and not actually bothered to do much about it, I've cleaned out the fan and that helped temporarily (around an hour) and then I had problems again.

I'm using a Pentium 4 560 3.6ghz (It's a prescott), and I know that they do have heat problems, but it's idling at 75-80c. The ambient temperature of the room is 30c.

I'm not as concerned about the GPU temperature, as I know my airflow is rather crap in the case, and the only fan I have in there is for my CPU. From what I can see the heatsink is on fine, I was thinking about removing it and checking if the thermal paste had been applied properly (I didn't actually install the heatsink), but I'm a little bit apprehensive about checking it out as I know you can damage the CPU fans.

So, any ideas what the problem can be?

Answer:Extremley high CPU idling temperature.

I am having similar problems with my CPU I am getting 55 degrees plus with a Zalman on!

The thing is you have to make sure you have applied the thermal paste properly and the fan is seated on properly.

That fan for the prescotts have to be on their tight! If your room temps @ 30 the only thing thats really gonna make a differnce is watercooling or an AC in the room frankly.

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This happens within 10-15 minutes of turning he computer on. There is nothing running. Fan kicks in quite loud. I have not changed anything in the computer nor did anything with bios. Please help

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I have Satellite A105-S361 and it look like that CPU temperature get high and it turnOff the unit.

I downloaded few temperature monitoring tools but none can read CPU temperature on this unit.

It happens sometimes, What's the Problem?

Answer:Satellite A105-S361 - CPU temperature get high and it turns off

For me it looks a little bit like an overheating issue.

Usually the notebook shuts down automatically if the temperature rises to a critical level. Then the notebooks overheating protection shuts down the laptop to prevent the hardware from damage.

Mostly the temperature increases to a higher level because notebooks cooling modules don?t work correctly.
You could try to clean the fans using a professional compressed air spray.

It?s a really useful tool to blow the air though the cooling grilles and to get rid of dust and debris. Such sprays you can purchase from a computer/notebook dealer.

Good luck

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Open hardware Monitor shows 3 motherboard temparature in my MS-7267 MSI motherboard.3rd temparure is bothering me because it exceeds 100?C & I dont know which temparature it is indicating.please help me

Answer:Motherboard temparature rises 100C

Rakib mate unfortunately I am on my laptop right now but try running HW Info < pick thr 32bit version.

See this

Using HW Info PSU

Download HW Info and pick the right bit version - HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 -Download -(copy and paste thissite into the search bar) If you do not need the running information in thesmaller right hand panel close it. In the left hand window click on the + forthe individual device groupings and they will open out to the variouscomponents.

Go on opening out further until you get to the device itself. click on it andit will highlight. In the right hand window there will be a very detaileddescription of that device as in brand, speeds model number etc etc These arevery detailed and are just what is needed for searching for drivers etc.

See my pic for an example - in this I have shown my power but it is a laptopand a desktop will show more details if you scroll down that listing.
This is for volts but just see when you run the Sensor if there is a readout for the motherboard temp - frankly I don't know what that program of yours is seeing as motherboard. If it was showing the GPU then I would understand even though that would be too hot.

Now I take it this is quite an old machine so have a look inside and check out the cleanliness inside the case, and if all the fans are working.

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i have an issue with my network and i was wondering if you had a solution


[416] 948.0-950.0 sec 9.68 MBytes 40.6 Mbits/sec
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Answer:Cpu rises to 100% on network connection

iperf generates packets real time in memory, which can be a cpu intensive task. not sure why sometimes it would be distributed and others it would not, but I highly doubt an app like iperf is multithreaded.

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After getting a couple blue screens I am having the following issue:

When I turn my computer on, the fans and drives all start up. After approx. 2 seconds the computer shuts itself off. After another 2 seconds the computer turns itself back on again. This time it stays on but i have no monitor output. I don't hear a beep which tells me it is probably not posting.

I have read a few other threads that have a similar issue but not the same. I am thinking it is either the mobo, GPU, or PSU.

I would like any guidance and assistance that you guys can give me on this specifically what i should look at first and how to diagnose. Thanks. system specs below:

ASUS P5Q Pro ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896-P3-1265-AR Video Card
Antec EA650 650W Power Supply
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Memory

Answer:Computer turns on, turns off then turns back on but has no video output

Motherboard Short

I have helped somebody who had a similar issue and it was the motherboard being shorted out by the case. We took the motherboard out of the case and it booted up just fine. Something you might want to try before purchasing new components.

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Hello all,

for a few days I have been facing this weird problem and have not been able to figure out what the cause and solution is.

So when I open my taskmanager and go to the 'Performance' tab, I see that my Drive 0 (C usage sometimes randomly rises upto 100% usage; as seen in the screenshot provided.

If hoped someone could tell me why this is happening, because when it does, I don't seem to be having internetconnection (not sure whether that's a coincidence or a symptom though!!).

My laptop-specs:
OS: Windows 8.1
Systemtype: x64 bits
CPU: AMD A8-5550m, clockspeed 2,1GHz.

If you need more info, let me know

Thanks in advance!!
~ BeTheNoob
In the screenshot I translated the Dutch names into English and wrote those in red.

Answer:My ''Drive 0 (C:D:)'' usage suddenly rises up to 100%

Next time it does that, open up the Resource Monitor (can get to it from Task Manager, via the link in the bottom-left corner, that has the speed-dial icon), and go to the Disk tab and sort by the Total Read/Write column and to see what file(s) and/or service(s) are taking hitting the disk.

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Hello everyone, I bought a Probook 450 G3 a week ago and its really good for work, entertainment and gaming stuff.Its opperates cool like 40C-45C under normal load and you can't even listen its fan running but during gaming when CPU & GPU load is 100%, its CPU temprature goes upto 85C and GPU to 80C and its fan starts running like hell.My room temprature is like 35C and i'm also using a cooling pad while gaming. I'm using HWmonitor and GPUZ for recording notebook tempratures. So please tell me is this temprature is normal for Probook during gaming and will its decrease its life span? Should I stop playing games and use it only for normal stuff? As I mentioned earlier that its a brand new note book and I intend to use it for atleast 3-4 years. HP Probook 450 G3 with core i5 6th gen.8gb DDR4 and 1TB HHDAMD R7 340m I will be thankful for any answer.

Answer:Probook 450 G3 temprature rises while gaming

@malik01? The short answer:  The HP ProBook 450 G3 Notebook PC  is not a gaming computer. Make sure the system is well cooled (you are doing this) and reduce the load on the system by shutting off all the extras: Turn off all Live Tiles on StartSet system for performance (as opposed to "pretty") For example:Control Panel > icon view > System > Advanced System Settings > tab Advanced >Under Performance > Settings >tab Visual Effects > Tick (Select) Adjust for best performance > OK (Visual effects, processor scheduling, memory usage, and virtual memory)   These are gaming computers:HP Omen Notebooks and, the new kid in town:HP OMEN X Gaming Desktop  When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Fixed / Answered? Click that post Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.

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Hello everyone, I bought a Probook 450 G3 a week ago and its really good for work, entertainment and gaming stuff.Its opperates cool like 40C-45C under normal load and you can't even listen its fan running but during gaming when CPU & GPU load is 100%, its CPU temprature goes upto 85C and GPU to 80C and its fan starts running like hell.My room temprature is like 35C and i'm also using a cooling pad while gaming. I'm using HWmonitor and GPUZ for recording notebook tempratures. So please tell me is this temprature is normal for Probook during gaming and will its decrease its life span? Should I stop playing games and use it only for normal stuff? As I mentioned earlier that its a brand new note book and I intend to use it for atleast 3-4 years. HP Probook 450 G3 with core i5 6th gen.8gb DDR4 and 1TB HHDAMD R7 340m I will be thankful for any answer. 

Answer:Probook 450 G3 temprature rises while gaming

malik01 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!The temperature increases you are seeing when Gaming are not unusual.  Gaming puts a severe load on not only the CPU but also the graphics processor and memory chips -- all causing them to heat up considerably. Gaming laptops are designed specifically to be used for that, so they will last longer under such use -- but they cost upwards of $1000 USD for the good ones. Will it decrease the life of the laptop -- sure!  Anything that causes the laptop to run hotter than normal will decrease the useful life. But how much, no one really knows.  Probably NOT a good idea to use this laptop for gaming, several hours a day, several days of the week. The main victim of heat is going to be the hard drive, so if, down the road, you replace that with an SSD, that will extend the useful life of the laptop. Also, you should consider buying one of the laptop bases with internal fans -- to draw heat out of the case -- and that will reduce the heat load on the laptop. Good Luck

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When i start my computer i have a commit charge (i found this from the performance tab in the task maneger) of about 210 when i have my security, wireless internet, and AOL IM programs running. After my computer runs for a few hours (most of which are when im doing nothing on it and its idle) my commit charge goes up to about 297 and slowly keeps rising. I have scanned for spyware and there isnt any on my computer. Why is my computer doing this? Any ideas? Thanks for your help in advance.

Answer:Commit Charge slowly rises, HELP!
Google is your friend

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Hi, All.
some times when I'm working with my PC, it's memory and CPU usage rises dramatically (say from 700mb to 4GB and 70% CPU usage) and it freezes for about 2 minutes.
meanwhile my hdd is working hard (hdd led is red). after that it continues to working normally. I've takeded a picture form windows task manager screen to show

now I've enabled a performance counter so. after it countered that problem I'll post you.

any ideas?
tanks in advance.

Answer:cpu and memory usage rises dramatically

Check your processes list,maybe there is something that bother your cpu...

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I have just received a letter from my Broadband provider, Orange, stating that they are 'slightly'increasing my monthly charge from 12.99 to 19.99. This they say is due to them having to pay more for renting their lines. I am in a contract until February and they say that under their T&C's(conditions 12.1 and 12.3) they can increase the monthly charge without breaching their side of the contract. I am not given the option to ask for my MAC code without paying a penalty.Has anyone alse been affected? Can they do this?


When you say you just received a letter, was it an actual letter or an email. I've been with Orange for years and they always contact me via email. Further to this, up until last year i'd been paying 14.99 per month now I'm paying 14.67 pm?

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hello,i am having a problem with windows. i can use the computer fine for some time, but then when i go to click my computer it takes upto 10 seconds for the window to fully load, the same thing happens when i am going through my folders, or opening programs...everything starts running slowly. when it is running slowly, the CPU temperature rises from 35 to 52 therfore there is more strain on the CPU. what is causing this?when i log out of windows and leave the computer on the login screen, the temperature gradually falls. then when i login its all ok again.i have formatted, and reinstalled windows on my system, but this has not using XP professionalP4 3.2GhZ 800FSBASUS P43200 E-Deluxe512 PC3200 DDR RAMSapphire Radeon All In Wonder 9800 Proi have an upto date virus scanner, and firewall Norton Internet Security Suite 2004 (it cant be this causing the slowness, because i just got this recently...the computer still had the same problem before i purchased this)does anyone know how to resolve this?thank youVJ

Answer:Windows slow, CPU temp rises from 35 to 52

Open Task Manager, Ctrl + Alt + Del.Look under Processes tab, reverse sort CPU usage, (Double click the CPU heading).It should show what's using the CPU. (the top one should almost always be system idle process, unless another program is heavily using the CPU).Make a note of the task and report back.Rigga.

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This one, I have never seen before. I heard my GPU fans working a bit harder than usual today, and I couldn't figure out what it was. So I closed Chrome, closed any app using a great amount of memory, and went to the system monitor I have on my desktop. I noticed that EVERY SINGLE TIME I move my mouse (Razer Naga Chroma), the (brand new!) GPU load shoots up as high as 15 percent! I'm talking, one inch of mouse movement. Here's what I have done so far:
Switched USB ports
Switched mice
Uninstalled and reinstalled the driver
Screamed bloody murder
Closed/uninstalled/reinstalled Razer Synapse
Made sure GPU driver was up to date
Made sure mouse driver was up to date
Ran virus scans; all clean
Below are my specs:
ASUS GeForce 1060 3 gb
Intel 6700 @ 3.4 ghz
Windows 10 64-bit
And this computer is hardly a month old.
Thank you in advance for your help.

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Hi everybody
everytime i watch a video or when i have many tabs running in the background (more than 3),cpu usage rises up to 100% and becomes sluggish. I think the problem started when i changed the mainboard (abit IL9Pro) to MSI (MS-7592). I recently upgraded from windows XP to windows 7 (a failed attempt to solve this issue) so i'm sure it got nothing to do with a virus.
so about my pc:-
OS:windows 7 32-bit(sp1)
processor:intel pentium(R) cpu 3.20GHz
RAM:2.50 Gb
graphic card:NVIDIA GeForce GT 610(3022 MB)
this is my first time posting in a forum so let me know if i missed something. Please help!

Answer:cpu rises up to 100% when watching videos or playing games. HELP!!!

Hello and welcome zechs,

The issue you describe could be a mixture of many different things. Unfortunately, although you provided good details in your first post, we do need more information.

Could you please download Piriform's Speccy, re-create your issue, open up Speccy, and click on File > Publish Snapshop.... This should give you a URL, can you post that in here please?

Whilst waiting for us to review the snapshot, could you also try a clean boot (links to Microsoft's site with details), and see if your issues remains?

Thank you.

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A notorious malware gang that rented out botnets by the hour has resurfaced after being knocked off line two months ago by a rival band of criminals.
The group has been spotted by researchers at Sunbelt Software pushing toxic 3D screensavers on unsuspecting end users. The software installs malware that points to a server controlled by and then lies in wait for instructions from a command and control server.

"This malware gang is responsible for the distribution and installation of massive amounts of malware: Spambots, keyloggers, DDoS bots, adware and rootkits," Sunbelt's Adam Thomas writes here. "It cannot be stressed enough that this is very dangerous malware and to stay away from these Trojaned screensavers."
The gang came to prominence by renting out a botnet that fellow online criminals could use to install and maintain their malware. In October, it boasted more than 35,000 infected machines, according to this post by researcher Dancho Danchev. Prices ranged from $110 to $220 per thousand infections depending on where they were located.
The group was taken offline in January following a DDoS attack by a rival gang wielding a Barracuda botnet.
In addition to maintaining the server the 3D Screensaver trojans point to, also claims to be offering some sort contextual advertising consultation service, according to Danchev.

Rent-a-bot gang rises from the DDoS ashes | Channel Register

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Hey guys,

I have had this problem with my computer for the last couple of days. I consider myself quite well oriented with computers, but this one I really haven't been able to fix yet. The whole system works fine when browsing my local discs, using the internet or whatever. But whenever I browse my server computer on the network, explorer.exe rises to 50% cpu usage and stays there until I kill it, and then I'm forced to either reboot or relog to get back to normal. It's not rising to 50% right away, but maybe after some minutes.

I have done plenty of virus checks on both computers but I have come up with nothing. Really frustrating since it just started to behave like this a couple of days ago.

My system spec:

Nvidia Geforce 7950GT
Intel Core 2 CPU - 6300 @ 1.86GHz
4 GB ram
Using Win XP with SP3 (all updates are up to date)


Answer:Explorer.exe rises to 50% cpu when browsing network drivers

From your own description of the problem, you have narrowed it down to the network connection. Everything works fine UNTIL you access the PC on the network. I would check all the network settings on both computers, along with your server settings.

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Short description of the issue:
BIOS version: 1.1.25OS: Windows 10 Pro (OS image from Dell)Drivers: Latest from Dell
Issue description: Screen brightness rises unexpectedly to 40% when initially below 40%.
It can be reproduced on login or after device rotation. Here is how it happens:
1. On every windows login. Set the brightness bellow 40%, restart and observe that after login the brightness rises to 40%.
2.When device is rotated from horizontal to vertical position, without screen rotation. Just put it on the table and set the brightness to 15% then take it in your hands so the device is in vertical position but the screen(desktop) is not rotated, wait for 5-6 seconds and the screen brightness goes to 40%.
Note: When sensors are disabled from device manager the issue is no longer present but the screen rotation is disabled as well.
I have reinstalled Windows couple of times and tried with different versions of drivers (from Dell and from Intel) but the problem remains.
Can you please help with that issue?

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Most time the fan is quiet, but in the Sleep mode it makes much noise. I can tolerate that it makes noise during OS startup, but the Sleep mode is just unusable.

Answer:GeForce 9600 GT. Fan speed rises in sleep mode

you can download EVGA precision and control the fanspeed from there. you could also get msi afterburner instead and set up a custom fan profile for when it gets hot.

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My original thread that stated this problem can be found here. In fact, you should click on it to see what's up, since prior knowledge is very helpful. To paraphrase, Explorer.exe loves to close itself and never rear up again. When it does via the Task Manager, it will keep opening and restarting. The event viewer states in the original thread. More details are enclosed there, since I would like to save this for room on the HijackThis log and such.

Although the 5 step process recommends me to use DSS to create a scanfile, but DSS froze. It didn't work, to be frank. This is the error signature that appeared within the notifier:
AppName: dss.exe AppVer: ModName: dss.dll
ModVer: Offset: 00002120

I also have the Panda Active Scan. I might as well post it first. :D
I'm attaching the file (Y'know, the attachment download plan) because of the atrocious amount of characters. Forgive me if this will create any inconvience. In the following post, I will post the HijackThis log.

Answer:Windows Explorer abruptly rises and closes (Log enclosed and etc.)

HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 3:20:24 PM, on 12/31/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$VAIO_VEDB\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPS\mpsevh.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Event Service\VESMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Ent... Read more

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I've been trying to figure this one out for quite a while now with no avail. My desktop computer - Intel Core2 Q6600 quadcore 2,4ghz @ 2,9ghz, 2x2GB DDR2 800mhz, ATI Radeon 5750, 500 gig HDD, Asus P5KPL-VM mobo, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Thomson TG789vn router and all the latest drivers from hardware suppliers installed or tested on all hardware for whether they would fix the issue - has problems with latency and download speeds at intervals that seem pretty random. The issue would occur about once every 1-10 minutes whilst playing a game like League of Legends or Call of Duty if I were also simultaneously listening to music from Spotify and talking thru Skype. Spotify has the greatest impact on this I think. Also, any peer to peer software with more than 15-20 allowed simultaneous connections just about floods itself and my whole internet connection to something quite unusable. My download speed is 24Mb/s, upload 1Mb/s.

What I believe is not the cause is my router. My laptop has the same OS and doesn't have any trouble with multiple connections even while using the wireless feature of the router, so that seems to be out of the picture.

This problem has been around for a long while and I'm not absolutely sure about how or when it began. I'd guess it started since the end of last august. It might have been caused by a windows update. This problem didn't exist before that.

I'm not eager to format my HDD yet, though it might help all thin... Read more

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A new Windows-based denial of service attacks reportedly exploits a 10-year old OS flaw to crash vulnerable systems.
Independent security experts downplay the likely impact of the bug even though 2X Software, the virtual computing firm that discovered the bug, is talking up its supposed seriousness. Versions of Windows from the latest Windows 7/Server 2008 versions down to Windows 2000/Server 2003 are affected by the flaw, according to 2X.
2X, which is not well known in the world of information security research, issued a press release over its discovery on Wednesday billing it "one of the biggest security vulnerabilities in the Windows OS for many years".

Beyond saying the bug can result in a blue screen and system reboot, 2X's release is scant on details. Independent security experts are suspicious of reading too much into 2X's claims.
"Given the immediate explanation it doesn't seem likely that we would even consider it a vulnerability - and if we do, then it only seems to be a local denial-of-service," said Thomas Kristensen, CSO of security notification firm Secunia. "This means that the most 'critical' scenario is where users [have] already got legal access to a terminal server or other multi user system which they can crash."
"If you can already run code on a system then you could do a zillion more useful things than crash it," adds Kristensen. "There are also many ways in which to crash a system if you can run code. Thus... Read more

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I upgraded my new Y50-70 lenovo laptop to win 10 about 1 month ago. Since then i noticed my screen would flicker now and then. I searched for a solution and i got one from lenovo website..disabling 2applications in task manager while in safe mode. It did help abit because the rate of flickering slowed down but it never went away.
I have been investigating the system for som time now and i found out that when the memory usage goes up to about 40% the display flickering rate increases exponentially. I do have 8G RAM, 2GB GTX 960 graphic card so i dont expect a problem when am running my usually programs. I dont even do gaming though i do know that the machine can handle but i guess it would be much worse if i tried it.
Please give me a permanent solution.
Admin note; system type added to subject line


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Answer:Y50-70 Display Flickering rate rises exponentially on 40% memory usage

i cannot say for sure but have you applied al updates from Lenovo website for your system?
You may want to download and apply all of Win 10 updates, including the latest BIOS.

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Dear Sir or Ma'am,

Somehow my computer got infected with the Win 7 antivirus virus, which promptly locked me out of my antivirus software and blocked me from the internet. I used another computer to get ncr.reg, rkill, and malwarebytes on a flash drie. I used ncr.reg, then rkill, then tried using malwarebytes,which wouldn't work, but for some reason at that point it allowed me back in to my antivirus, which stopped the Win 7 antivirus. The popups were gone and i was able to connect to the internet again and I thought life was good, until a trojan popped up, then another one, then like 3 more. As fast as I could remove them, they kept reappearing. Then I got locked back out of the internet. I tried putting another antivirus software on a flash drive but it keeps blocking me from running it. I tried installing another operating system (ubuntu) to try to connect back to the internet and run a web-based virus removal tool, but it won't let me open the ubuntu installer. I am seriously at my wit's end. My job starts again in a week and I need my computer for work. How the heck do I get my computer back to normal?

Answer:epic malware problem that rises from it's own grave to haunt my computer

Will anything run if you run from Safe mode and download and install??u]Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking[/u]How to start Windows 7 in Safe Mode<<><<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.

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When i used to play mc5 on win 8.1
It ran smooth with no lags but now on win 10 i hardly kill any player as the game gets stuck often within a frame later i found that ive been shot and now winning a multuplayer game is dream

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The desktop that is affected is running Windows XP Home Edition, SP3. Literally, within a minute of turning computer on a Svchost.exe will quickly climb to the 200k memory usage range. When I end the process through the task manager, it quickly comes back and climbs just as high all over again. I stepped away for a couple of minutes, and when I came back the computer sounded like it was going to explode: the problematic Svchost.exe was running at 950k! This is horribly impacting the performance of the computer and it is making it practically impossible to use. I've Googled solutions and tried a couple "common" fixes but to no avail. I was also going to try a system restore, but I was unaware that it isn't even turned on, so that plan's a bust. Please, someone help!

Answer:Svchost.exe rises to 200k+ usage within minutes and continues to climb!

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I have an external DVD CDRW drive that keeps being added then removed added then removed. That is all that it does. You know how Windows XP does. It plays that little two tone sound each time a device is added or is so annoying. I cannot use the drive as it does not stay "added" long enough. I am stumped...I have never heard anything like it. Have you?

Answer:External DVD CDRW Drive turns off, turns on, turns off...etc.

Did the unit ship with drivers? ?
It also might be a cable issue. Inspect that cable or try a new one and or another USB port. If you have it on the front of the case try it on a rear USB port. I've seen machines where the front ports carried less power than the rear ones.


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Last month, developer Emsisoft rolled out the ninth edition of its premium anti-malware application called Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Version 9 brings a redesigned interface, improved malware detection ratio and speed, minimum resources consumption, optimization for Windows 8/8.1, and other general improvements.

NOTE: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0 was tested on 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro.

License, price, installation

The trial version can be tested for 30 days without any feature restrictions. Once it expires, users may purchase the full package for $19.97 / ?19.97 (one-year license, including VAT), which is lower compared to the previous version ($39.95 / ?39.95).

The whole installation process may take some time to finish. Apart from the setup itself, Emsisoft also downloads the latest virus signatures to keep the database up-to-date. In addition, it is possible to enable PUPs detection (Potentially Unwanted Programs, such as toolbars, adware and search providers). Toward the end of the setup, it is possible to run an initial scan to establish the PC's current security status.

Not mentioned in the installer is that Emsisoft automatically integrates an entry in the Windows Explorer context menu to quickly scan files, folders and drives (can be later disabled).

New interface

As promised, the application has completely redefined its interface. It seems that the flat UI dominates the world of antivirus software (and not only) in terms of look, since most popular av dev... Read more

Answer:Softpedia reviews: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9 Review – AV Rises to the Expectations

In order to speed it up, we customized the scanner by disabling checkups for PUPs, rootkits, malware traces, active malware, archives, and NTFS alternate data streams.Click to expand...

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I've noticed over maybe the last few computer would randomly freeze/slow down, yet cpu usage and memory in use is low.

It says all of it is cached right now..i don't know if that's normal for Windows 7 or what.
It's not freezing right now but it eventually will, yesterday i got the low memory warning and my computer completely froze up.

I really dunno what to do as my memory doesn't seem bad, neither does the hardware. I only got this computer a little over a month ago and it's been working great, infact it still does aside from these freezes over the last few days.

I'll post another screenshot of when it actually happens to see if there's a difference.
But i noticed my svchost file is at around 331mb of ram..i have 16gb so that shouldn't be the issue though. >.<

Answer:Windows 7 64bit, Memory usage rises/computer freezes over time.

Have you run any tests on the hard drive or on the RAM?

Have you run sfc /scannow from a command prompt?

Are you virus and malware free?

What anti-virus do you use?

Will this eventually happen if you just start the PC and walk away from it, with no applications opened?

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Can anyone confirm by how many degrees the room temperature would increase in an office if there were to be an increased number of PC's and Monitors?
I am assuming that this will be dependant on the size of the office, the temperature of the computers and the number of staff in the office.
Does an equation exist to work out the increase in temperature?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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having just installed a zalman heatsink/CPU fan i've started looking into the temperatures inside my PC...

my CPU temperature goes from 38C to 45 C depending on if i have the CPU fan running or not,

my motherboard temperature goes from 43C to 48C likewise depending on the CPU fan... which is around 5C above the CPU temperature...

should this bother me?

(CPU athlon 1800, m/b ECS k7SEM)


Answer:motherboard temperature bigger than CPU temperature

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Question: Idling at 50-70%

For some reason today, when i'm doing absolutely nothing with nearly all programs closed, my CPU idles with about 50-70% load. I've looked in Task Manager and it doesn't say anything is taking up an absurd amount of CPU load. It used to obviously stay around 1-5% when idle any time before this.

I tried restarting it and the problem still occurs.. and i've also looked in msconfig at my startup items and nothing seems particularly strange.

Okay, turns out that it was overheating. I'm not sure why though.

I'm blowing a fan directly into the case now and it's went down to its normal temperature. I'm still kinda curious how I can keep it like this?

Answer:Idling at 50-70%

Shut down the PC. Use a can of compressed air and clean the heat sink fins on the CPU.

After that make sure that the fan is fully fucntional as well. Any hesistation from it or anything can cause this issue as well.

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My case is at 19 degrees Celcius and my CPU is at 18.

My temp probes are good because theyve always displayed accurate information. I just opened my window next to my computer and the temp dropped like a rock. I'm using a Thermaltake Beetle running at medium speed and a poly-synthetic thermal compound. My CPU is even overclocked from 2 Ghz to 2.4 and it's still staying that cold. Is this normal?

Answer:...My CPU is idling at 18C

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Hi,I'm having trouble with two of my desktops.Desktop #1 Problem:When all cords and such are plugged in, I press the power button. The desktop turns on for about 1-2 seconds and then restarts. The bios doesn't flash, the os doesn't boot. As far as I can tell the desktop restarts indefinitely. Any ideas what's going on here?--Desktop Type: HP Pavilion a705WI found someone with a similar problem hereDesktop #2 Problem:I bought some 3M Dust Remover a few days ago. I disconnected power, along with everything else, from a desktop of mine. Pulled the cover off and started blowing the dust out of the case. I put everything back together, plugged it in, and the desktop doesn't work. It boots to a blank screen with the the power and hard drive led's stuck on, on the front of the desktop. The led on the back of the power supply turns on, I can hear the hard drive spin up, it detects the cd/dvd drives, floppy drive and then just hangs with the led's stuck on. Anyone have an idea what might be going on here?--Desktop Type: Compaq Presario S4200NXThanks for the help, I'm hoping to get atleast one of these back online w/o buying a whole new desktop.-Chris

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Hello everybody!
I have a Dell Inspiron 3847 with an i5 4440, 8 gb of ram, and 1 tb of hard drive. I purchased an evga 500 watt PSU and successfully installed it. My pc worked normally and everything was fine. I then purchased an evga 1060 sc and attempted at installing it into my pc. After installing it I started up my pc and it turned on. The fan for the gpu didn?t spin so I turned off my computer, opened the case, unplugged the 6 pin then plugged it back in. I turned on my pc again but it made an odd sound before the power button flashing orange then completely shutting off. Now every time I turn it on the light turns orange and the fans spin for a split second then they stop. Any assistance will be much appreciated...

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I'm having trouble with two of my desktops.
Desktop #1 Problem:
When all cords and such are plugged in, I press the power button. The desktop turns on for about 1-2 seconds and then restarts. The bios doesn't flash, the os doesn't boot. As far as I can tell the desktop restarts indefinitely. Any ideas what's going on here?
--Desktop Type: HP Pavilion a705W
I found someone with a similar problem here

Desktop #2 Problem:
I bought some 3M Dust Remover a few days ago. I disconnected power, along with everything else, from a desktop of mine. Pulled the cover off and started blowing the dust out of the case. I put everything back together, plugged it in, and the desktop doesn't work. It boots to a blank screen with the the power and hard drive led's stuck on, on the front of the desktop. The led on the back of the power supply turns on, I can hear the hard drive spin up, it detects the cd/dvd drives, floppy drive and then just hangs with the led's stuck on. Anyone have an idea what might be going on here?
--Desktop Type: Compaq Presario S4200NX

Thanks for the help, I'm hoping to get atleast one of these back online w/o buying a whole new desktop.

Answer:HELP! Desktop turns on and restarts repeatedly, other turns on to black screen


Desktop 1:

Do you see anything on your screen at all while this is happening?

Have you tried to press the setup key to see if the BIOS will come up and make changes?

Do you have any USB devices (other than keyboard or mouse) hooked up? If so, try disconnecting them and see if it will at least POST or attempt to go into the OS.

WARNING: Before checking the capacitors, disconnect the power cord on your system and press & hold the POWER button to allow the power to discharge! Also, you should always ground yourself before touching computer components to prevent static discharge!

Just FYI, some of the motherboards in this series of HP&#8217;s have issues with the capacitors.

You should take a look at the capacitors to see if the tops of them are raised or discolored. Also, if you put your finger on the top of the capacitors, they should feel as if they are INDENTED and not flush or raised. Raising or discoloration (up to and including a black tar looking substance on the tops indicate a leaking capacitor).

Desktop 2:

Any POST sounds (beeps) produced at all?

Have you tried the monitor from Desktop 1 on this one?

Anything at all displayed on the monitor, to include CHECK CABLE message?

Recommendation: Open the case again and ensure that all the cards, memory, drive cables and so forth are all connect properly and not loose or dislodged.

Do you know how to RESET your BIOS to default using the onboard jumpers?

Here is a detailed link on troubles... Read more

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I'm having trouble with two of my desktops.
Desktop #1 Problem:
When all cords and such are plugged in, I press the power button. The desktop turns on for about 1-2 seconds and then restarts. The bios doesn't flash, the os doesn't boot. As far as I can tell the desktop restarts indefinitely. Any ideas what's going on here?
--Desktop Type: HP Pavilion a705W
I found someone with a similar problem here

Desktop #2 Problem:
I bought some 3M Dust Remover a few days ago. I disconnected power, along with everything else, from a desktop of mine. Pulled the cover off and started blowing the dust out of the case. I put everything back together, plugged it in, and the desktop doesn't work. It boots to a blank screen with the the power and hard drive led's stuck on, on the front of the desktop. The led on the back of the power supply turns on, I can hear the hard drive spin up, it detects the cd/dvd drives, floppy drive and then just hangs with the led's stuck on. Anyone have an idea what might be going on here?
--Desktop Type: Compaq Presario S4200NX

Thanks for the help, I'm hoping to get atleast one of these back online w/o buying a whole new desktop.

Answer:HELP! Desktop turns on and restarts repeatedly, other turns on to black screen

For system #1 the problem could be from one of several like a weak battery on the board itself not maintaining cmos information or even worse "bad caps" or a failing bios eprom chip for just two there. Bad caps being bad capacitors on the board like one or more leaking or bulged out. Look for any discoloration on the board itself.

For system #2 you may have accidently blasted with too much force against the video card seeing that now raised up in the slot. Any high power dust blower is never recommended for use inside any system. This is why there are cans of compressed air called air cleaners that gently blow dust and debris out of a case.

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Somtimes I turn it on and it stays on for about three seconds then turns off then on for another three seconds somtimes the lights are very dim red and the fan barly spins and most of the time it dosnt even turn on. Will this happend to me about three month ago and one day it just started working normally but now its been broken for a while and I tried to fix the power button I seen that was the problem on some forums but that didn't work I tried alot of things but nothing seems to work and just turned it off one day and it stopped working so i dont know if its the power source but just give me something to try please.

Answer:My comp turns on for 5seconds and turns off or dosnt turn on at all

Have you tried checking on the fan/ ventilation? i use to have this problem with my P3. fan was jam with debris/ dust. when i boot up, it was fine, once i go in to window it freeze. After i got the fan moving (cleaning the dust) it works fine.

Hope it works for you.

Oh, Zenosincks mght have a point there too. Thought my experience was on the CPU. Cheers,

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I HAVE READ OTHER SIMILAR THREADS ------ My PC actually has the fans / lights AND can't even get anywhere on the BIOS.

4gb ram
7950 GT
3.44 GHz Intel Pentium D
250gb HD
Foxconn P35A (mobo)
My mom took my PC away from me, I got it back and it is retarded now.
I start the PC, the fans come on, lights are all good, then about 2 -10 seconds it shuts off and then comes back on by itself.

When I turn the power on, the monitor does not show anything at all.

I have tried many of different things:

Different PSU ( problem is not the PSU )

D/C the CD ROM / HD ( so it can't be one of those as a failure )

1 stick of RAM ( my memory is fine )

Checked ALL of my cables, they are connected properly ( checked many of times, unconnected, then reconnected alot )

Replaced the grease between heat sink / CPU ( can't be my CPU or overheating problem )

Heat sink / Fan is properly mounted ( not loose at all and is flat )

All of the aluminum capacitors on the mother board are perfectly fine ( not leaking / and are on proper )

Reset the mother board a few times....

well thats MOST of the stuff I have done, there is probably more but I can't think of what else I have tried at the moment.
And BTW, can't access BIOS so don't ask if I can get into it.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:PC turns retarded, shuts off after few seconds, turns back on

Reset the mother board a few times....Click to expand...

Do you mean you have tried resetting the bios jumper, on the Motherboard?
If not do that.

Also, have you tried disconnecting all HDD; Floppy; CD data cables (from the motherboard end (actually I'd do case fan too and front USB connection to motherboard)
If this works, you will need to put one back in at a time, until you find the problem

Usually this fault is related to faulty Ram or CPU

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My friends computer turns on for 5 seconds and turns off and during that 5 seconds preiod the computer makes a weird noise like beping sound.
His computer is Dell and its XP iam affarid i dont have much of his computers specs. If any one can suggest how he could solve it.

thank you for reading and helping

Answer:my friends computer turns on for 5 seconds and turns off again automaticly plz help

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Trying to build a system for my brother. I put the 3200+ Athlon XP CPU in and with the heatsink. It turns on for maybe a few seconds and then turns off.

People were saying heatsink but I have tried it on 2, one is the ALK-800A, then some CoolerMaster one. I have to admit the CoolerMaster was originally from my 2100+ setup but still, it's all copper.

I do notice when I remove the CPU, it stays turned on. I know pretty sure this CPU works as I tested like hours before I put it in my brothers. Cant do that now since it was a quite a drive back home from college.

Jumpers? Settings? Anything?

Answer:ASUS A7N8X-E mobo turns on and turns off in a few seconds?!

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product number t6c49ua#aba ive tried everythng i can think of please help me

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Referring to a Toshiba Tecra 9100, model no: PT910E-602SF-EN

The power button normally doesn?t turn it on at all, though occasionally it boots up normally, starts to load windows, then always cuts out after 5-15 seconds anyway.

It still charges up the batteries fine, but won?t turn on. I?ve checked the ram, hard-drive, and I re-set the bios to defaults - nothing stops it from cutting out if you can get it to turn on.

Any ideas what could be the problem? Any help appreciated, it?s the second time one I?ve had - the same problem last time!


Answer:Tecra 9100 turns on intermittently, and turns off after 10-15 seconds


Have you already tried cleaning the fan? Maybe a lot of dust is blocking the fan so the notebook can?t start and turns off itself due a higher temperature. It would be worth a try cleaning it.

But in my opinion you have everything done what you can do and it looks like a mainboard malfunction. If cleaning the fan doesn?t help I think the mainboard is defective or something else. If you are familiar with notebook disassembling you can try to repair it yourself with second hand parts. Otherwise it?s time for a new notebook I think?

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Task Manager shows that my CPU usage is at about 60-100% when idling. The problem is that I can't find a single process that uses that much of my CPU, and each of the processes under Task Manager's "Processes" don't add up to this amount either, but to about 5-20%. HJT, Norton Antivirus 2008 and Trend Micro's HouseCall couldn't find any spyware or virus. An sfc /scannow found no corrupt system files.

At times, the CPU usage drops to about 10%, but if I open a folder on the start menu, it takes a few seconds to show the shortcuts, and the CPU usage goes up to about 100%. Opening normal folders, running programs and so on have the same effect. In addition, it takes almost a minute for my computer to shut down (on the "Shutting Down" screen). Booting up is a lot faster, but that might be due to the 1GB of Intel Turbo Memory installed. When booting up, however, CPU usage reaches 100% after about 10 seconds in Windows, which indicates that a process (malware?) has been run?

Thanks a lot!

Laptop specs:
Acer Aspire 5920G
Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
3GB PC6400 RAM
nVidia GeForce 8600M GT 512MB/1280MB
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Mobile Intel 965PM Express chipset
Phoenix BIOS v.1.3708

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I have a 6300 core 2 duo that is running at 50% idling. pf usage reads around 230, and i have a gig of ram. Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Help with cpu. My cpu is running at 50% idling.

Somthing must be using power somewhere. I have seen alot of downloadable programs that show you every process (sometimes it has things that 'task mgr.' does not show), or you could remove one software item at a time and see if one of them is doing it. Try rebooting (nothing else) and see if this occurs every time or just off and on. I've had it happen quite a few times myself and it is maddening.

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Hi BP!
I've got a little bit of a bizarre problem, maybe linked to a bitcoin miner. After about 20 min of usage my GPU will go from 5% (31celsius) usage to 99%(72 celsius) during idle and when I'm gaming I will go from 90fps to 22fps. I am using an nvidia gtx 660ti and I am monitoring with HWmonitor. I have used BP before and ran rogue killer which successfully terminates it but it does come back after a restart or 20 minutes. I'm hoping someone can point me in the direction of fully removing this from my system. Some other information, my CPU and RAM loads while this is happening are unchanging-they are not affected.
I have pasted in the dds log as well as attached my "attach.txt."
Any help would be very appreciated in removing this hassle.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17496  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by Axios at 7:05:36 on 2015-01-10
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.16279.12840 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {4F35CFC4-45A3-FC37-EF17-759A02E39AB1}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {F4542E20-6399-F3B9-D5A7-4EE87964D00C}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *Enabled/Updated* {9BC38DF1-3CCA-732D-A930-C1CA5F20A4B0}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\... Read more

Answer:GPU Usage at 99% during idling

Hey my friend, Please download FRST (by Farbar) from the link below and save it to your Desktop.Download Mirror #1If you are unsure whether you have 32-Bit or 64-Bit Windows, see hereDisable all anti-virus and anti-malware software to prevent them inhibiting FRST in any way. If you are unsure how to do this, see THIS.Double-click FRST.exe/FRST64.exe (depending on which version you downloaded) to run it. (if you have Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8: Please do a Right click on the FRST icon and select Run as Administrator)When the disclaimer appears, click Yes.Click Scan to start FRST.When FRST finishes scanning, two logs, FRST.txt and Addition.txt will open.Copy (Ctrl+C) and Paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of both of these logs into your next post please.

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The dreaded BSOD 9F driver power state failure has been a problem for the last few months. HP dv7 laptop is about 1 1/2 yrs old. BSOD is random; sometimes a week can go by and at others multiple times in a day. I updated the BIOS to F.1B, the radeon graphics hd6770m driver is 8.830.6.2000 4/12/2011 with no improvement. is attached. What else do you need to know?

Answer:BSOD 9f while idling

Broadcom blue tooth driver. Try uninstalling the device and seeing if the crashes stop.

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Question: Idling at 2.5 Gigs

I closed all my programs and my RAM is idling at 2.5 gigs. That seems like a lot to me. I have the internet and my web cam just opened with 2 other lazy programs and I'm at 3 gigs. I'm building another computer so maybe I need to stick 8 gigs of Ram in it?

Answer:Idling at 2.5 Gigs

You need to find out what is sucking up all that ram usage ,,,

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Hi Forum

i formatted my pc yesterday as i was concerned that my pc was using too much ram 3gb at the time Now its idling at around 5gb, now i have 16gb in here 4x4gb corsair sticks so perhaps this is nothing to worry about can anyone tell me if this is the case or not please

intel core i7 2700k sandybridge overclocked to either 4.5 or 4.7
corsair ddr3 4gb sticks 4 of

i generally run skype mIRC and google chrome thats about it, other than when i play GTA4 however when im not using that its generally turned off in my opinion 5gb just on 2 programmes and a web browser is a bit much but i know nothing i suppose lol

Answer:Pc idling is chewing on 3-5Gb of Ram

Lucky man. You get at least some use from your RAM that you paid with your hard earned money (I assume). There is nothing to worry about. Win7 has an excellent RAM management.

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My CPU is fine it's idling at 0% - 3% but my RAM is never going down passed 39%. I'm using the classic theme with minimal everything and I really don't know what's going on. I have 2gb of gaming RAM.

Answer:39% RAM usage when Idling?


If you download this, you will find out what is using your memory. Whatever the source, I do not think that it is a problem.

Process Explorer - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET

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Hello all. I am looking for help diagnosing an overheating issue. According to Piriform's Speccy tool, my CPU is idling between 60 and 75 degrees. When I have multiple tabs open in Chrome, playing a game, or installing / uninstalling programs, this temperature will shoot up to anywhere from 80 to 95 degrees.
My specs are as follows:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ Brisbane 65nm Technology
5.00GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 312MHz (5-5-5-15)
OEM_MB NARRA3 (Socket AM2 )
HP w1907 ([email protected])
1024MB ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series (Diamond)
Desktop Build:
Compaq Presario SR5550F
Windows Vista Enterprise SP 2
I apologize if any of this is redundant or unnecessary. I am very much new to this. Let me know whatever additional information you need and I'll be glad to provide them.

Answer:CPU Idling at temps between 60 and 75

Sounds like you may have to give it a good dust out - clean the heatsink and check between heatsink and fan for a layer of fluff,

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So lately my laptop has been producing a lot of heat while not doing much work. This is probably because of a clogged air vent, but it also led me to believe the CPU was doing unnecessary work. What I found out via task manager is that explorer.exe is constantly idling around 20% CPU load. What I tried is ending and restarting the explorer.exe from the task manager
and deleting the content in the temp folders in C:/windows/temp and appdata/local/temp, then rebooting the computer. These two fixes are what I found most through google but they did not help.
I found out more people have had this problem and many of them were solved by this and other fora through DDS, FRST analysis and the like, so that is why I am posting in this particular forum. If you think I posted this wrong, please tell me.
Closing down explorer.exe causes a significant temperature drop in my CPU (from 75C to 60C). Also wmiprvse.exe occasionally pops up and uses around the same CPU percentage as explorer.exe, and killing it in task manager does nothing as it pops right back up (this may be entirely unrelated to the explorer.exe problem, but I thought I should let you know)
Many thanks in advance and if you need more info, please let me know.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 31-08-2016
Ran by Paul (administrator) on PAULELITEBOOK (05-09-2016 23:02:26)
Running from C:\Users\Paul\Desktop
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Yeah, my comp is slow as hell so I opened up task manager and find it running at 100% CPU (as if I'm running prime but i'm not). Under 'System' in the task manager, it has cpu @ 95-99 CPU usage. HELP?

It's at 100% CPU load the second I turn on the computer,

thanks in advance.

EDIT: restore + adaware/spyware scan fixed the problem, CPU usage is back on 0-5% at idle

Answer:HELP! computer idling at 100% CPU

And what process or processes are accounting for the 100%? You left out the most important detail.

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Hey there,

Normally im used to leaving the PC on when going out etc.
But i've completely reinstalled my PC 3 days ago, and now everytime when i leave the PC for a couple of hours,
i get back and the PC got a BSOD and rebooted.

I've attached the dump files.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:BSOD after idling for a while

Why did you decide to completely reinstall your PC?

Your BIOS dates from 2011. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard.

Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

I'm guessing that this is hardware/compatibility issues. Please start by running these free hardware diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics

Also, please run Driver Verifier (according to these instructions: Driver Verifier Settings ) in case this is a software issue.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

HECIx64.sys Tue Oct 19 19:33:43 2010 (4CBE2AD7)
Intel Management Engine Interface

Rt630x64.sys Wed Oct 19 08:12:55 2011 (4E9EBEC7)
Realtek PCI/PCIe Adapters

The following is for informational purposes only.

**************************Fri Aug 30 03:37:57.291 2013 (UTC... Read more

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Hi folks..

I could use a little help please. I have a Dell Inspiron Laptop with 2 gigs of ram and a 2.6 processor that has always been just fine. Lately when I turn it on the processor usage jumps to 100% and that's even before I open any application at all.

It's not over heating as temp is a steady 40 degrees.. and the system processes show nothing at all. If I then try t open any browser and I have tried Firefox, Safari and IE, the all just freeze and lag terribly until the become unusable.

Here is my Hijack this log in the hope that one of you knowledgeable folk can perhaps pin point where the trouble may lie. Thank you in advance..
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 04:17:15, on 10/07/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16800)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2010\TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\robotaskbaricon.exe
C:\Program Files\I8kfanGUI\I8kfanGUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Inte... Read more

Answer:Processor idling at 100%

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Hello all, I come here after some help to solve the problem of my recurring BSODs, I have had 18 of them (well 18 minidumps are logged) since the 29th of August.

At first I came to think it was due to my PSU not giving off enough power when I leave my computer on overnight - even though it ran fine on WinXP so I turned off all powersaving settings yet it still occurs, and now it is happening while I am using it (just surfing the net or gaming).

My spec is listed - Everything is default, bar the GPU which came factory overclocked. The cpu sits at 30c - 35c and upto 50c when gaming, not sure about the GPU.

Here is the latest minydump and error (this morning)

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 3081

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP2: FFFFF880029C332D
BCP3: FFFFF880094F1F40
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1
Thank you for any help you can give.

Answer:BSOD - While idling and using

There's a possibility that the machine has been pwned by malware, although I should emphasise that's just a wild stab in the dark.

The crash has something to do with a driver called gdrv.sys, except the one on your machine doesn't look quite like it should, hence the pwnage theory, but that might just be a side-effect of the way that data has been committed to the minidump at the time of the crash.

Does that box have a Gigabyte motherboard? If so, you might want to make sure the BIOS and the motherboard drivers are all up-to-date. If not, I suggest panicking and running every anti-malware scan you can find.

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So my power went out the other day for about 10 minutes, with my computer on. I turn it back on and its running really slow, like the start menu takes about a minute to open up and when i try to get on the internet it crashes, then takes about 3 or so minutes to open the page.
I have a compaq desktop computer running windows xp. If you need more info on my computer let me know. 
I opened task manager, and go to processes, and find there is a processes called SYSTEM that is making my computer run at 99-100% cpu usage. i looked up what SYSTEM is and its a normal processes, its what they call a "kernal". So im thinking there is a bad driver or something on my computer. I downloaded a program called Glary Utilities, and used it to analyze my drives, and found that the D: drive is using an abnormal amount of resources. So im thinking its something to do with the D: drive, whatever that is, I thought the only drives I had were C and the CD drive.
Im no computer expert, so before i did anything stupid i figured i would ask someone who actually knew what they were talking about. 
I did already restore my computer to factory settings, because i didnt have anything important on it, but it didnt do a thing. I ran a bunch of virus scans and found some viruses but i really dont think that had anything to do with it because the problem happened right after a power outage.

Answer:CPU usage idling at 99-100%

When the power went out it could have fried part of your ram. open the run box and type    mdsched.exe     Run the test. If no errors are found then check your hard drive with CrystalDiskInfo If no problems are found there then open an elevated Command Prompt and type    sfc /scannow    and let that test run.

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 :-?  My Windows XP has started not going above 50 in idle with the other 50 in Task Manager shown as System.My attempt at starting in Safe Mode is bypassed into Normal Mode.MSCONFIG disabling of startup processes are being bypassed.McAffee AntiVirus, Ad-Aware, and Windows Defender show I am clean.Firefox browser will not start even after I re-installed it.Other programs seem to run OK.Any ideas?

Answer:Need help with XP not idling and other symptoms

post a hijack this log file , and we might be able to see the problem you install any thing new , any new hard ware, any changes at all

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My computer recently started restarting or freezing up randomly while I am not using it. I looked back through event viewer and saw bug check reboots so I ran whocrashed which game me WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR.
I am using the system just fine right now so the issue is intermittent. Whocrashed says it is probably a hardware problem however I have done nothing to my hardware since building the computer in august and it has been working fine up until now. I do not overclock
My system is
AMD ryzen 5 1400 @ stock settings
Asrock AB350 PRO4 MOBO
16gb ram
Geforce GTX 950
Seasonic 650rm PSU 650W

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Hey there people, I have a computer with 32GB of RAM. No matter what I am doing, it idles at 4GB or more RAM usage. I have gone down my process list and there is nothing eating up a lot of RAM. It is set to show all processes. I don't understand why it uses so much. It's not a problem, I have memory to spare I was just wondering why.

Answer:Idling with 4GB of RAM usage?

4Gb of 32Gb isn't a lot! That RAM isn't actually "in use" it is on standby ready to be used at a moment's notice.

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I've just built a new machine with a core i7 920 and a Gigabyte motherboard.

When I first turned it on, it came up into the copy of the OS (Win 7) from my old machine, and I poked around for a couple minutes before shutting it down to reboot and install some things.

When I tried to turn it back on, it kept shutting down. I eventually got it up into the PC Health Monitoring section of the BIOS for a few minutes, and it showed a CPU temp of 95. That's when I realized something was definitely wrong, and I started poking around and discovered that one side of the CPU cooling fan was not seated well.

I took it off, cleaned off the heat sink and cpu with the Arctic Silver cleaning compound per their instructions, then applied new Arctic Silver 5 compound, again following their instructions in detail. Then I reseated the fan and made sure it was securely locked down in all four corners.

However, when I bring it up, doing nothing but running the BIOS in the PC Health Monitoring, it comes up to 85C in about 10 minutes or so, and stays there. I read somewhere that it will run hotter in the BIOS, but this still seems WAY excessive. This is running with the side cover off, so the machine cooling is not as efficient, but that still seems excessive for idling. Machine temp is running in the low 40s.

I'm not trying to overclock or anything else fancy, I just want it to run cool and reliable. I have adjusted the memory timing and voltage to t... Read more

Answer:core i7 idling at 85C

Sorry Dave im too busy to get into helping ya right now, nut YES that is a very high temp' and i would keep use to a minimum till you get it resolved.

I good old "poor mans" trick you could maybe use is...

Get a hair dryer that CAN BLOW COLD AIR!!! and you can open the case and keep it from getting to hot manually while you do what you NEED.

I will be back on later, and should be more help then, but hopefully one of the other members will jump in and post and you will be sorted by then

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Everyone else with an 8800 GT says that they idle around 40c-45c; none of the people I read of specified their fan speeds.

When I first got the card, it would idle at 43c with the fan running 100%; now it Idles at 49c with the fan @ 100%, and 57c on "automatic". I just finished dusting the card (and the whole case) with a tech vac, but that had no effect on my gpu's temperature (however the cpu cooled 2c).

-The card is and has always been OC'd to 648/956.
-I always run my fan at 100%

I'm not sure what my load temps are; I'll go play crysis for a little and post them.

Any ideas of why I'm idling higher?

Answer:8800 GT idling to hot?

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Question: Htpc idling


When i leave my htpc on by accident while watching a film, i usually come back to the htpc still on but the tv screen is sitting at the black "input 2" screen, as if the tv is no longer getting a feed from my htpc. When i move my cursor on my wireless keyboard, the image comes back and i see my paused movie.

If i want to stop this blackout from occuring, is it the tv or htpc's setting i must adjust and where exactly? Samsung tv here and running win 10 32-bit

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Question: BSOD after idling

everything working excellent, but 1 of 3 times i BSOD if i life the PC idle if i start it from beeing asleep.

Signature du probl?me*:
Nom d??v?nement de probl?me: BlueScreen
Version du syst?me: 6.1.7601.
Identificateur de param?tres r?gionaux: 1036

Informations suppl?mentaires sur le probl?me*:
BCCode: 1e
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Answer:BSOD after idling

Click on button below ....

It will download the DM log collector. Right click on the application and run as administrator. It will generate a .zip file on your desktop. Upload the .zip. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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been using iTunes almost my whole life and it has had ups and some downs but recently it has been idling with 25 in CPU in windows task manager, I tried resetting the winsock netsh as one site had suggested but nothing happened.

Please tell me if I have forgotten any info!


Answer:iTunes idling 25 cpu.

Did you update all Apple software? QuickTime, Bonjour etc.

Tried with another account yet? User Account - Create
Also try a clean startup with Apple programs and services enabled, and see if it will behave. Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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I had previous BSOD problem before with this computer that was related to my ethernet's driver, and the solution given last time seemed to fix it. However, I am getting another BSOD which I believe is completely unrelated to the previous BSODs. If there was some sort of pattern of why this BSOD happens, I would post it, but it seems completely random and happens generally when I am away from the computer (when I come back, my computer has restarted with the message "Windows has unexpected restarted".

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:BSOD while I am idling

If you are overclocking any hardware, STOP. Reset any changed values back to default.

McAfee is a frequent cause of BSOD's. Please remove it using its removal tool from here:

Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase

Microsoft Security Essentials is recommended from a strict BSOD perspective.

Microsoft Security Essentials, Free antivirus for windows
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
Good and Free system security combination

Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.

Run a full scan with both (separately) once downloaded, installed and updated.

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Netwsw00.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Netwsw00.sys
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff88005ab005c, fffff88024e99448, fffff88024e98ca0}

Probably caused by : Netwsw00.sys ( Netwsw00+a005c )

Followup: MachineOwner

1: kd> !analyze -v
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Question: BSOD when idling

Hey guys,

Recently, my laptop has started getting BSOD errors especially when the laptop is idle (e.g. when I leave it on to convert videos or download sth). When I view the errors using Bluescreenview, it comes up as


I have attached the .zip file for reference.

Thanks for the help!

Answer:BSOD when idling

First would you mind explaining your hosts file?:

Code: localhost
# Adobe Activation Block v2.
# For updates to the hosts check here:
# practivate.adobe practivate.adobe.newoa practivate.adobe.ntp practivate.adobe.ipp CRL.VERISIGN.NET
# Any other entries you had go here (new line no # no space);

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Question: CPU idling program

Does anyone know of a good CPU idling program thats either freeware or not too expensive?

I'm using CPUidlePro right now...but my shareware trial is almost up and its $30! i'd rather buy a new HSF for that price

I just upgraded to a water-cooled system and it works decently, but using an idler brings a significant difference (idles at around 42 degrees celsius with the idler, 50 without)

downside is, when playing a game that heavily utilizes the CPU, it heats right back up to 59 degrees.....stupid water cooled system.

Answer:CPU idling program

59c WITH water cooling????

Ummm did you bleed the system? Is the block on OK? Thermal paste?

That is way too warm for water. It is fine for the CPU as others will attest, but with water you should be under 40 at least or cooler depending on the CPU you are using

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Noticed that my computer was running a little sluggish and after checking the cpu activity I noticed that its idle quite a bit higher than usual. It used to idle at about 4 % or less and now its idling at about 25-30% and when I'm running a program it spikes to about 77% which I've never seen. Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:Cpu Idling Much Higher Than Usual

AH... I made a mistake. I turned off Action control but didn't restart afterwards before running mgtools. so I restarted and ran mgtools again. here is the new zip file.

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Hello, I have had some issues with my laptop running very hot even when it's not used. I figured out that it was because of my cpu running at around 80% all the time. This of course, is causing a cpu idle temp of around 65c and a quickly depleted battery.

The computer (a Sony VAIO SVS1513C5E) have two modes (Stamina and speed) that switches between silence mode (low effect and integrated graphics) and high performance mode (hybrid graphics, high performance). CPU temp is at 65c when running in 'silence' mode (can't say that it is very silent, given the fanspeed to cool down the computer). High performance increases this to 75c (still idling!), and increases the fan volume by quite a lot.

I did scan it with windows defender, without anything coming up. I am also running process explorer at the moment, it says that system is using ~20% cpu, services.exe a tad above 20% and around 20% idle. The rest of the processes are using a total of around 2-3%, leaving 37% (?). The 20% from services.exe seems to be mostly svchost and some intel bluethoot driver (that I will be uninstalling, as I dont use bluethoot anyways).

Needless to say, I can't leave it like this. Does anyone have any tips on what to do/try next?

Answer:CPU running at ~80% when computer is idling

So.... I uninstalled the intel bluethoot driver/software and restarted as I thought it was uneccessesary to spend 5% cpu on something I don't use. Now the computer is using 1-3% cpu when idling, it turns out that intel drivers was draining a little bit more than 5%.

It might have had something to do with me uninstalling some intel wireless software earlier (there are some issues with the newest drivers for my wireless card, and the wireless software for windows 8 is more than good enough). Either way, the problem is solved, so I no longer need any help

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Hi I posted a thread regarding my BSOD few weeks ago and it turns out it was my graphic driver which I have cleanly reinstalled following this forum's instruction but now it's giving me BSOD more frequently while I am just browsing or doing something that's light on my PC. Thanks

Answer:Multiple BSOD while idling

The BSOD is caused by the 802.11 USB Wireless LAN Card driver.

BugCheck A, {fffff6fb40c0c000, 2, 0, fffff800032c95e1}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for netr28ux.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for netr28ux.sys
Probably caused by : netr28ux.sys ( netr28ux+b214 )

Followup: MachineOwner
And the driver is too old.

fffff880`02445000 fffff880`02552000 netr28ux T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: netr28ux.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\netr28ux.sys
Image name: netr28ux.sys
Timestamp: Tue Sep 15 10:06:45 2009 (4AAF19DD)
CheckSum: 00103A77
ImageSize: 0010D000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Get the updates from Downloads - MediaTek. Most probably the USB (RT2870/ RT2770/ RT307X/ RT2070 RT357X/ RT3370/ RT8070/ RT5X7X/ MT7610/ MT7601) one will work for you.

Let us know the results.

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Hey !
It has been a few days that, everytime i go to sleep or afk, the time stops and I have to set it back when I'm back !
For instance, yesterday i left at 0:12am and today the time was stuck at 00:50 or something like that. So what I did is go to time settings to uncheck then check again the "set automatically" button.
I don't know what to do, I already tried to completely reset my pc but it didn't change anything to that problem ..
Do you have any ideas ?

I hope my english is not so confused

Answer:Time stops when idling

Bad MB/BIOS battery?

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g'day.i run xp pro with opera.i've just been shown how to access the windows task manager[yeah i know, i'm a bit slow!!!], and i notice that the system idle pr is about 75 at the moment, often going into the nineties at times the bottom of the processes tab it says using only 32% with 38 processes going on.why are the two figures so different, are they not referring to the same thing, cpu usage?i would of thought that 75 is too high when i'm really not doing much at all, its literally just ticking over and idling.that figure can also fluctuate quite a bit for no apparent reason, is that normal?what exactly is system idle pr? [yes, another stupid question], is it vital to have it?thats it, i know i went on a bit too much probably, but its difficult trying to discuss something that i know nothing about!

Answer:idling in the task manager.

Plenty of threads on the subject when you search the forum. This one for example click here

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Hi, got a bsod while the computer was on desktop doing nothing.

Info of the system:
? OS - Windows 7 x64
? Downloaded windows 7 x64 professional from MSDNAA for universitys
? age of hardware is 1 week, more or less.
? Age of OS is the same

? CPU: Intel i5 - 2500k, overclocked to 4,4ghz with AI autotuner (havent done it manually)
? Video Card: Asus geforce gtx 560 Ti
? MotherBoard: Asus P8Z68 V-PRO
? Power Supply - Corsair TX850
? HDD's: Kingston hyperx 120 gb SSD and samsung spinpoint F3 1 TB

I built the computer myself and its the first time i did it aswell. Been getting a few Bsod's but i think i fixed some by looking up on google and updating drivers. But this one i have no clue why it happened. I attached a minidump file, if thats any help.

Answer:bsod by just idling on desktop

Hi -

The lone BSOD was VERIFIER_ENABLED, but named no 3rd party driver. The cause here = hardware failure

Bugcheck = 0xf4 (0x3,,,) = a critical process suddenly terminated

Exception code 0xc0000006 was noted = I/O error

Your Kingston HyperX SSD is #1 suspect here.

See what SSDlife says -

Regards. . .





Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\102211-14788-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Debug session time: Sat Oct 22 12:02:40.452 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:48:08.295
BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8008fc3b30, fffffa8008fc3e10, fffff800033ce8b0}
Probably caused by : wininit.exe
PROCESS_NAME: wininit.exe
Bugcheck code 000000F4
Arguments 00000000`00000003 fffffa80`08fc3b30 fffffa80`08fc3e10 fffff800`033ce8b0
BiosVersion = 0801
BiosReleaseDate = 08/15/2011
SystemManufacturer = System manufacturer
SystemProductName = System Product Name
MaxSpeed: 3300
CurrentSpeed: 3399


Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Ok so .. My PC gets a BSOD sometimes when it's idling. For example, i was reading a book once and my system was just idling next to me. Then it had a BSoD, which kinda scared me :) After that I searched google for that problem, ran Windows's own memory test and it came out clean. Specs are:

Motherboard: MSI G41M-P28
CPU: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6600 @3.06Ghz
GPU: AMD Radeon HD5770
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz
HDD1(primary): Samsung HD502HJ 500GB 7200RPM
HDD2(secondary): Samsung 80GB 7200RPM
PSU: Xilence 550W

Im pretty sure that was all of it, if you need some more info then tell me :)

Answer:[SOLVED] BSOD when idling

Can you provide the minidumps? They should be in the Windows/Minidump directory. Zip em up and send em on over.

Also, future recommendation: the memory test that comes with Windows has been known to fail at finding memory issues in the past. Memtest86+ is more thorough and accurate.

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Hi guys,I bought a new 510-15IKB (i5-7200U type). It came with DOS, I installed win10 and configured everything, installed drivers etc. My problem is the fan, it keeps working constantly in idle, even on battery, on battery saver mode, so it just totally neglects the energy management settings (passive cooling, etc.) and CPU temps (34 Celsius and the fan keeps working).The fan is working in its lowest state (maybe, never heard it be quieter), so the problem is not a loud fan, rather that the fan never turns off during idle. I'm an IT guy, I know how to make things work etc, but this just can't be solved by me.What I tried:- Restart etc.- Reinstall drivers from support page downloads- Install newest drivers from parts manufacturers (intel etc.)- Set different energy management settings- Updated UEFI to newest version (3JCN23WW)- updated win10 totally- ran malwarebytes anti-malware and kaspersky internet security 2017, both finished without finding anything- restarted with discrete graphics turned off in uefi- restarted with fast boot turned off in uefi- even tried it using an Ubuntu live session and it is the same And there is a strange buzzing sound on movement if it is perpendicular to the surface of the fan, it's really quiet, but happens on smaller movements too, and it even happened once while the laptop was completely still on the table. This part of my problem might be totally normal, so my bigger problem is with it not turning off.It seems like a UEFI problem... Read more

Answer:Ideapad 510-15IKB fan never idling

Tried reflashing the same BIOS but it did not help anything (as I tought it wouldn't).Moreover, the fan made the buzzing sound again, I could make it go away by tilting the whole laptop 90 degrees back to vertical position and then to horizontal.

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Hey !
It has been a few days that, everytime i go to sleep or afk, the time stops and I have to set it back when I'm back !
For instance, yesterday i left at 0:12am and today the time was stuck at 00:50 or something like that. So what I did is go to time settings to uncheck then check again the "set automatically" button.
I don't know what to do, I already tried to completely reset my pc but it didn't change anything to that problem ..
Do you have any ideas ?

I hope my english is not so confused

Answer:Time stops when idling

Bad MB/BIOS battery?

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? OS - Windows 8.1, 8, 7 or Vista?
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
? What was the original installed OS on the system? Window 7
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? OEM
? Approximate age of system (hardware) 5
? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know) <1 Years
? Have you re-installed the OS? Yes

? CPU i7
? Video Card GTX 760
? MotherBoard Gigabyte
? Power Supply - brand & wattage Cooler Master 520watt

? System Manufacturer
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)

Laptop or Desktop? Desktop

I encounter BSOD since 29 sep
My Monitor will show Standby (i suppose it can't detect the Video Card anymore)
then i will force restart the PC by holding the power button.
it occurs faster now seem to appear in every few hours once.
Please assist thanks.

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Hi all,
I built a new pc and all is ok but when idling it will bsod , it may happen only once every 24 hour but its still annoying. here is the log i got:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1e
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1
Files that help describe the problem:
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Any help to point me in the right direction would be great. thanks

Answer:BSOD on new build when idling


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Hi everyone,
I've been having constant but infrequent BSODs. They've been happening for maybe a year now, and I've finally decided to try and fix this issue. They usually happen when I put the computer to sleep or have it on standby for a long period of time. I would hibernate, put it to sleep, or just leave my computer on and I would come back later to find a BSOD message.

Attached are the dm log files

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I want to know if there is any way FTP can accommodate my needs:
I want to send a file from my laptop to my sleeping desktop via FTP over public internet. When my desktop is woken up later that day, I want it to download/replace that file.
If you have any suggestions on my idea below please tell me also.
I am going to create a one click 'send download' button on right click in chrome.
Right now I am going to run a batch file 30 seconds after login on the destination computer. It will check and see if a file says 0 or 1. If 1 it will open Chrome and set file back to 0. On the host computer, the right click will use SendTab to send a download link to my destination computer via chrome; it will also send a file that says 1 via FTP to the destination computer.
So when I click the right click menu option on a link, it will copy, new tab, paste, enter, send via SendTab, FTP file that says 1 to destination.
The next time I open the destination computer, it will download the file that says 1, open chrome, set file to 0, then chrome will open the download link tab and download the download I need.
Is there an easier way to tell another computer to download a file, while not on the same local network??

Answer:FTP between 2 computers: transfer when one is idling

This is really a question of whether you want to spend money or not and how big the file is. The data has to be stored somewhere whilst on the internet, which costs money... Which means you have to pay one way or another, or suffer low speeds and/or ads.

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Hello, I bought my T500 in early 2009. When ever the computer is on, my CPU is always hovering around 50% usage, even right after start up. It jumps to 100% for the smallest things like running Google Chrome, or anything actually. Has anyone experienced this?

Answer:T500 CPU idling high

Hi,    Open your task maager and check what's using your CPU's power. to do so: open task manger by pressing control-alt-delete. Then select the process tab, then select CPU. This will rank your programs by CPU usage. Let us know your results..

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Hi guys, a BSOD occurred while idling, but while it happened, the monitor was in "Auto Turn off display" mode. To make things worse, the monitor was unable to go back on when I move the mouse or press the keyboards even though the PC still runs, I ignored it and went out for an hour, next thing you know the monitor was responsive again but it was at the windows login page, and a BSOD error windows pop out after login (din't print screen that). I do use the SF Diagnostic Tool to collect the info but I've no clue what error should I look for.

By the way, the unresponsive monitor issue had happened quite some time after I've installed the Sapphire R9 280X Toxic, and for some reasons, it also affect the shutdown period as well, it'll stuck on the Shutting Down screen for about 20 seconds which is quite slow cause the OS was installed in SSD.

Any ideas?

(P/S: Pardon my English, not very good at it)
Here's the Attachment of the information gathered:

Answer:BSOD while Idling, and with new GPU installed

Hi Yagami5159.

It is a desktop PC, as it seems.

Can you disable hibernate, at least as a test?

Then let us know how it is running.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa800a5b0ab0, fffff80003ba93d8, fffffa800abf3820}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmpag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmpag.sys
Probably caused by : atikmpag.sys

Followup: MachineOwner

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I encounter BSOD since 29 sep
My Monitor will show Standby (i suppose it can't detect the Video Card anymore)
then i will force restart the PC by holding the power button.
The occurs now appear to be every few hours once.
Please assist thanks.

Answer:BSOD while idling / video

Hello and welcome chaoprokia my friend some system specs up front would be really helpful see this
System Info - See Your System Specs

Now not being a great reader of those dump files yet - I think it looks like a graphics driver problem so we need those specs asap

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Hi everyone, I got a computer in feb this year, and for about 2-3 months everything was fine. Since then random bsods started to occur, but i mostly ignored them since I did not get one bsod while in a game. However lately they are occuring a lot more often, mostly when browsing. Also everytime i open my computer everything works so slow for like 2 minutes, it's a freeze but not so much, and when browsing every now and then flash will crash or chrome will stop responding for like a minute or two. I have a feeling the bsods and this are related. My build is:
Mobo: Gigabyte 970a-ds3p rev 1.0
CPU: AMD FX-6300 stock
GPU: Gigabyte R9 270x
RAM: Corsair vengeance 2x4gb 1600 mhz
PSU: Sirtec High Power Element Bronze 500 W
HDD: Toshiba 500GB 7200rpm 32mb
Drivers are all up to date, memtest runs fine, the mobo has the latest bios. I'm not overclocking anything. I've atached the dmp file, any help is appreciated
Also, ever since 14.11 beta drivers, the catalyst install thing says that the installation has failed, however when i reboot device manager says that I have the latest driver installed and CCC opens up just fine. No problem in games also. Can this be related to anything?

Answer:BSOD while idling and browsing

The fault is memory corruption. Test your RAM sticks with Memtest

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Hey guys,

Was logged off last night about 9 pm and woke up at 7 am turned on monitor and had BSOD. Its happened last couple days and seems to only happen while Idling or after restart. Its the same PC I've been having issues with for the last year just don't have the funds to upgrade anything, else I would and toss this to someone else.

Included the SF files, which includes last 5 dumps, I think I just might have to keep dealing with this for a bit more.


Answer:BSOD while Idling overnight

All the bugchecks are different, as well as the probable causes. So it gives a hint of failing hardware, apparently; which is supported by one bugcheck, too.

BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff96000222e1d, fffff88002561980, 0}

Probably caused by : hardware ( win32k!DEVLOCKBLTOBJ::bLock+379 )

Followup: MachineOwner
Test your RAM modules for possible errors. How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest86+ for at least 8 consecutive passes.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark. Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark
Take a screenshot of the furmark window before closing it. Upload the screenshot for us.

Stress test the CPU. Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95
It saves the result as a .txt file in the prime95's folder. Upload the file for us.

*** Also, Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type ?msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the ?Startup? tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
And if you have libusb | installed by any chance, uninstall it, at least as a test.

Let us know the results.

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