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7 x64 idle memory usage around 1.5Gb, normal?

Question: 7 x64 idle memory usage around 1.5Gb, normal?

Just curious, my installation uses about 1,5GB of ram with only the microsoft security essentials and ATI catalyst open. If i kill every possible process the use drop to 1,2GB.
Is that normal in the 64 bits version? My another computer, a old sempron with 1GB of ram and using the x86 version, uses 500MB of ram.

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Answer: 7 x64 idle memory usage around 1.5Gb, normal?

It will use as much as it can and pre-fetches a lot of things it thinks you will use... that makes it faster and takes advantage of more memory. Don't worry, if you open some heavy software it will throw out some things it doesn't need. with other words, it actually takes advantage of the memory as opposed to XP. vista did the same thing, but did it less efficiently and used even more RAM. Out of my 8 GB vista consistently used 8 GB. Now W7 uses 2.5 GB with Word, Firefox and some little things open. It looks wasteful, but actually is more efficient and you paid for the RAM anyway. Not using it doesn't get you any money back :-)

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Hey, again.

I'm just curious about what the average CPU usage should be if you're running a couple of apps i.e. Winamp and IE?

I'm using an AMD Athlon XP 1800+.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Normal non-idle CPU usage?

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So today I was monitoring my GPU while it was idle just to check the temp of the card at that moment, only to find something unusual.

My GPU was rapidly spiking to 89% usage and then back to 0%, staying at 89% for no more than a second before going back down. I searched google for information on this, only to find people claiming this to be the result of a virus originating in Adobe via an svhost. I used malwarebytes to scan my computer for viruses, but it found nothing.

It has since stopped spiking to 89%, but now still spikes to 15% rapidly, sometimes the "spike" lasts for long periods of time versus only a split second, seemingly only when I run firefox.

I've never really monitored my GPU usage while running Firefox before, so I'm not sure if the 15% is normal or part of the weirdness I was encountering earlier. However, the spikes to 89% earlier were happening when absolutely nothing was open, not even firefox.

So is this normal, or should I be concerned?

EDIT: Scratch that, it's still randomly spiking to 15% at moments when Firefox isn't even open...

EDIT 2 (2/28/2014): It's at it again. Now it seems to like 68%. Again, while absolutely nothing else is running. Here's a screenshot for you:

As you can see, these spikes are fast, and rapid. It seems to only happen after going to this site: heromachine.com

I was using it for a few quick concept arts, closed the page and firefox, and then bam, GPU spikes, still going for about 30 minutes now.

Answer:GPU usage rising when idle? Is this normal?

I wouldnt worry about it too much. If it keeps spiking at 100%; then yea i would say there is a issue; but since its only doing 15%; then I dont think there should be a issue at this point.

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I posted what i could about my system spec in the account place using the info program.

My issue is that my fan runs very loudly and does not turn off during idle/slow periods. I downloaded the speedfan program and this is how it looks currently. http://i.imgur.com/Cmjal.png
I don't think the difference between idle and running Chrome + Steam in the background would be enough to matter, so i'm not in a completely idle mode now. This is essentially my constant setup.

I'm rather inept when it comes to these things so i'm really not sure if this is even a problem or not. I know that cpu fans are always running, but i can't imagine 2800-2900 rpm being an idle speed. My temperatures are stable(as far as i know) and they only get to about 45% during heavier cpu usage. The noise on the other hand is not so pleasant, which is the biggest indicator to me that something is wrong.

I cleaned out the dust in the system, but i think i may have missed the heatsink or whatever itself.
I have also heard that doing a disk cleanup and defragmentation can solve the issue of a fan running constantly, however, doing that did not seem to help.

Any assistance would be most appreciated.

Answer:Fan running very loud at idle, temperature and cpu usage normal.

Perform a thorough de-dusting of all system components, including the heatsink (perhaps the most important one). Make sure that you always hold the can upright; never tilt it or turn it upside down as it will spray out liquid. I would also check all of the physical connections to the fans inside the system. Unplug them, and plug them back in.

If you have never performed a system cleanup or defrag, I would certainly do it, but I don't think that will solve the problem. You would have to literally have years of junk and clutter piled up before your processor put out that much heat. Do a complete and thorough de-dusting and post back.

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okay. I'm running a windows 7 64 machine with an Intel Core i5 [email protected] 4 gigs of memory, ACPI x64, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250...
ASnd the thing is my rig is sucking up 50-60% physical memory, doing nothing. I've turned off as many services as i can that I don't need, I've run MBAM and MBAR and MSRT and avast! and AVG scans to find nothing. I've changed from Zone Alarm and Avast!, to Comodo and AVG.

I still can't find this thing. I need help. I got Hijack this, and then I realized I don't even know what I'm looking at. 26 instances of missing or lost files. And now it looks like there's a new drive (E) on my rig that I didn't put there with 99mb of space on it...

Sooo. What should I do? I can usually stumble my way through this kind of thing, but I'm at a loss. OH! an instance of svchost.exe is currently at 175,812k and I just restarted. I dunno what that means.

Answer:57% physical memory usage at idle, no cpu usage.

Please do the following:Download the appropriate version for your system of the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive. (Choose the correct version depending on which architecture operating system you are using, 32bit (x86) or 64 (x64) bit)Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select... Read more

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My memory usage is at 50% when no programs are running. I just downloaded several updates and I'm not sure if that has to do with it, but restarting after the updates was unusual and restarting generally now seems to take longer as if there's a delay in the process of getting to the sign-in screen.

I don't tend to look at my memory usage but I did a month ago in checking my virus scan. During that scan my memory usage was essentially flat at 500 MB or 25%.

Thanks

Added a shot of processes of all users while idle.

About 2.5 hours after posting I closed the installed programs window I was looking at and saw the desktop icons kind of flicker. I checked my memory usage at idle and it was down to 38%.

Restarted, back to 50%.

Answer:Memory Usage 50% at Idle

Sorry that you are having problem, but its easy to check
With system restore go back to pre update times. If memory is usage is back to normal that is the problem.
Now restore the updates one at a time, to find the culprit. Report back and lets see what we can do.
If uninstalling the upadates does not work, report back and we will test the memory and check for other possiblities.

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Ram usage is about 13% when idlem at desktop.
Here is a copy of HijackThis Logfile:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:33:36 PM, on 10/13/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
F:\Programs\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProSvc.exe
F:\Programs\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\srvany.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
F:\Programs\Norton Ghost\Agent\GhostTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe
F:\Programs\Logitech\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe
F:\Programs\Logitech\G-series Software\LCDMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
F:\Programs\Logitech\G-series Software\Applets\LCDClock.exe
F:\Programs\Logitech\G-series Software\Applets\LCDMedia.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\msiexec.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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Answer:High Idle Memory usage...

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Amount of information provided you can have a understanding of the system. Cannot figure out why using 2.08 Gb of memory at idle? Checking under Task Manager Performance. OS installed thru Elevated Command prompt at Language Option F-10. Hard Drives Clean All. H.D checked and verified.

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A.V. Norton Internet Security 2015 Running a Trial version looking for a good A.V. Turned off every possible option under advanced settings.

All software installed Auto Up-Dates disabled.

All of the hardware recently tested including memory with MemTest86_V5.00 10 Pass on each memory module then 10 Pass all modules installed.

System Specifications:

O.S. windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit. Full administrator use. Tweaked the OS following NickN Guide for Flight Simulator X. All of the bells and whistles for the O.S. are disabled.

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Answer:High memory Usage @ Idle

I don't see this usage as either unusual or abnormal.

Memory usage is always under the control of the system memory manager, the primary goal being to maximize overall system performance. It usually works very well.The system will always try to find some use for as much memory as possible, even if it is only of trivial use. Within reasonable limits the more memory you have, the more it will use. This memory usage is of course higher than necessary, and that is a good thing. The memory manager is using the large amount of memory available to improve performance. But if a large application needs more memory this usage will automatically be trimmed back, drastically if necessary. With 12 GB RAM that isn't likely to happen very often.

Don't be concerned over the low value for "Free" memory that may occasionally show. This number is of little importance and is often misunderstood. The value of importance is "Available" and that is very high. And that is good.

Don't be concerned that adding up the memory usage in the process list doesn't add up to total usage. It was never intended that it would. The default configuration doesn't show all process usage and there are major users of memory that are not processes, not all of which are shown in Task Manager.

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Hey guys, just installed a new Samsung 850 EVO SSD Dual Booting with Linux. Used what I believe is called a Retail Version of Windows 7 to avoid all the junk that was included with the Toshiba Disks. Seems recently Windows 7 is running at 50+% CPU and 30+% at Idle right after boot, is this normal for an SSD? And, I left it like this for like an hour just to see if it would calm down.

Right now running 82% CPU and 51% Memory with only Three Tabs open and nothing else...using Chrome. One my Yahoo Mail, Youtube music, This site and my Bookmarks Tab. I've looked around at what is running but nothing seems abnormal, any suggestions?

Nasty7

Answer:High CPU and Memory Usage at Idle

Hi,
This is windows updates time
Micro... has been playing cat and mouse on these download links so if they do not exist yet you might have to use the catalog to get them if the links don't work,
When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.

Make sure KB3020369 is installed
Win-7 32 bit
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=46827
Win-7 64 bit
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=46817

Then manually install KB3172605
Win-7 32 bit,
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=53335
Win-7 64 bit,
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=53332

After switch your windows update settings back to what you had prior and manually check for updates and the rest should show up shortly.

You must use Internet explorer to download from the catalog
Microsoft Update Catalog
You also have to right click ie and use run as administrator don't ask me why but the 2 recommended browser add-ons won't install unless you do,

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Hi,

I have a lot of tabs opened in chrome, lets say, about 30. But when I don't do nothing, the CPU is being used between 25 and 40%, mostly by chrome.

But when I close Chrome and use only task manager I still get and average of 6% CPU usage and 33% of memory used. Coincidence or not when I started to move the mouse a lot I got CPU usages as high as 30%.

Some of process that are always working are: G-Buster Brownser Defense and IAstorDataSvc (32 bits). I'm using windows 8.

Can you help me ?

Cheers
 

Answer:High CPU and memory usage in idle

You may wish to use:

Startup_CPL
 

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my computer uses 29 percent on idle my phsical memory is at i have a 32 bit
system 3GB RAM and 5 GB page file but why is the usage so high
and it climb to 35 percent if i have it on for a couple of hours
but it used to stay at 17 percent on idle i use cleanmem
they all start when i changed my account to a different one i delete the my previous account
all i want is to get the memory usage down to normal
 

Answer:high memory usage on idle

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Hello,
 
This computer has started showing symptoms similar to what happened to our other computer. (see thread here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/553407/multiple-dllhostexe-com-surrogate-instances/)  I am seeing CPU usage of between 20% to 70% when the computer is not being used.  I also see multiple dllhost.exe *32 and dllhst3g.exe *32 processes running.  This computer runs Windows 7, and has the free version of AVG.
 
Please advise as to next steps.
 
Thank you -

Answer:Suspicious CPU and memory usage when computer is "idle"

You may be infected with Poweliks which typically affects the ability to browse or download files using Internet Explorer and causes PowerShell error alerts. Task Manager typically shows numerous occurrences of (COM Surrogate) dllhost.exe or dllhst3g.exe. If using a 64-bit version of Windows, then these entries will be listed as dllhost.exe *32 or dllhst3g.exe *32. These processes are known to spawn and consume a large amount of system resources as described here.If you are having trouble downloading files with Internet Explorer, follow these instructions to re-enable downloads/reset all Security zones to default.Please download ESETPoweliksCleaner and save it to your Desktop Double-click on ESETPoweliksCleaner.exe to start the tool.Read the terms of the End-user license agreement and click Agree if you agree to them.The tool will run automatically. If the cleaner finds a Poweliks infection, press the Y key on your keyboard to remove it...If Poweliks was detected "Win32/Poweliks was successfully removed from your system" will be displayed.Press any key to exit the tool and reboot your computer...The tool will produce a log in the same directory the tool was run from.Copy and paste the contents of that log in your next reply.Note: If the log is too long...you may need to split it and use multiple replies in order to post all the information.

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HiAll,I am not too big of a techie, but i am sure that on my Vaio (Win 7, i3, 4GB) even when my system is idle the memory usage shoots upto 40% right from the word go.tried going from pillar to post reading different forums but no help.Ran a spybot check, Avast antivirus (no threats), Finally heard of Hijackthis and attaching a log file of the same.All i have noticed that its not a specific process that takes up the memory, its any available process.e.g if its iexplorer that takes upto 45000+K Mem (evene with just 2 tabs) if i end the process, it shifts the load to Svchost.exe and it starts shooting up.I dont understand what is happening! and would really appreciate any help on this one.ThanksArifHijackthin Log File:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:40:18 PM, on 10/6/2010Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\MoRUN.net\Secure Reminder\reminder.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\Media Gallery\ElbServer.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Sony Shared\SOHLib\SHTtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\PMB\PMBVolumeWatcher.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\NetWorx\networx.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel? Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

Answer:High Memory usage even with Idle system

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as ... Read more

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Greetings people I was wondering if you consider as normal or an excess of RAM usage by the system to be using 1.7GB of RAM in idle with 21%.

The very least I have seen is 20% but occasionally I could see a maximum of 30% which equals 2.4GB of RAM.
I'm using Win10 64bits.

I added 12 pictures in the next link so you can see either Task manager or Resource monitor, so then would appreciate a lot if there is something additional I could do for optimizing as much as humanly possible the memory RAM usage since I can imagine everything loads faster when required for working. Just being a little enthusiast. Thanks by the way for all your info.

RAM usage task mang/ ResMon - Album on Imgur

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A while ago, after upgrading to Win10, my memory usage jumped to 99% percent while watching a movie via VLC player. I couldn't find anything in the task manager that seemed to use up all 16 gb of my memory, the new layout of task manager confused me a bit, so I simply rebooted. Fixed the problem.

Today The same thing happened to me again, except this time the memory usage continues AFTER a reboot, and then another reboot. My desktop computer seems completely possessed by whatever is using up my memory. I consider myself to be a very advanced user, although not a professional, but I can't figure out how to nail down this culprit via the task manager. Nothing seems to be using up a lot of memory, the total of all the apps isn't close enough, yet it does identify my memory usage at 99%. There were no unusual apps running in the background, just VLC running an HD 1080p movie, which I have done many times on that computer.

I can imagine this will happen again if I don't find the issue. Any advice on where to start troubleshooting to find a memory hog that only happens once in a great while? Does it have anything to do with windows updating itself secretly and automatically now?

I need some help!

Answer:Memory usage 99% during idle and continues after reboot.

Post a screenshot of Task manager - Performance tab showing memory information when the problem occurs

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So I've been going back and forth with a friend of mine over various aspects of XP and Vista, and in particular, we can't agree about memory usage in Vista v XP. So I decided to do what any informed individual would.... test it!

Now I'm going to admit, my test of the two OS'es wasn't apples to apples by any means. My XP machine is a custom built AMD64 rig (desktop) and my Vista machine is an IBM THinkpad T60. The desktop has 2GB of DDR400 while the laptop uses 1GB of DDR2.

Both machines are running the latest patches and SPs as of today, March 19, 2007. This means XP has SP2 plus all other patches to date, and Vista has its 7-10 patches loaded as well since release.

However, for purposes of this post, I think my comparison was pretty accurate. This was an IDLE load test, nothing running on either machine but my AV program (NOD32) and Ad Muncher.

Have a gander.

Any ideas as to why this is? Everyone is complaining that Vista uses soooo much more memory, but as my (un)scientific test proved, this is entirely false.

Any other people test this theory? Post your findings!
 

Answer:Idle memory usage in Vista is LESS than in XP? Shocking :)

my proccess show 53 and 1gb memory usage in the graph...so i duno how mines so high or how yours is low
 

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Hi guys! Just to fill you all in, i had some issues with my pc so i eventually formatted it completely, using a disc to freshly install the OS. Now after many days of messing around trying to figure out what is going on I see that with steam open(not downloading) and 4 chrome tabs, my memory is 5.5gb of 7.1gb but i have 8gm DDR3 Ram. I've noticed whileplaying some games that it is not much higher but applications like chrome and windows start bar are really slow or will freeze too. could this be related?
If anyone has any ideas, please feel free to help. I'm desperate!

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Hello, I've recently encountered a problem. It seems as if my computer is using way too much RAM for some reason. I currently have 6GB of RAM installed. As soon as I start my computer up, I'm greeted with this warning:
So I decided to open up task manager and see exactly how much RAM I'm really using:
No process is using up any amount of RAM to come close the above number. The most RAM using is 70mb or so from Google Chrome while typing this post. Clicking on the performance tab of task manager gives me this information:

I don't know what exactly is causing this problem, I haven't downloaded anything recently. I had this exact problem a few weeks ago and a system restore fixed it but I'm not wanting to wait on the computer to restore again or for this problem to just come back again. Any help would be appreciated, if you need any more information, let me know. I'm running Windows 8 on a Toshiba Satellite L875D-S7332.

Answer:85% RAM usage on idle, large cached memory.

The real problem is the very high commit charge and that generally indicates a memory leak. Post a screenshot of Resource Monitor memory tab sorted by "Commit". Hopefully that will show where the problem lies.

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I have an EEEPC netbook model 1025c which has 1Gb memory and came installed with Windows 7 starter. From the start it ran poorly until I disabled Aero and basic themes - it is now on "classic" I believe and looks ugly but is now actually functional!

One remaining problem is that it consumes 90% of the 1Gb just sitting there. Actually it's more like 99% of the memory on Task Manager. Firefox keeps stalling and completely freezes for 1-2 minutes on heavy pages (e.g. bbc news).

I disabled superfetch and prefetch but this had ZERO effect on the memory usage, despite what I've read in many places.

The ony thing that "works" - in the sense that memory usage is lower and Firefox runs smoothly - is using Wise Memory Optimizer to free memory when it gets above 50%. It's annoying to run an extra process to counter other processes that are killing this little computer. I would rather disable whatever Windows7 is doing to fill up the memory.

Clearly Windows7 can run fine using only 500Mb (because that's what I set it to on Wise Memory Optimizer). So what is using all the extra memory? How can I run a minimal version? Superfetch doesn't seem to be the culprit.

Answer:90% memory usage at idle - computer freezes

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab, without Wise Memory optimizer running.

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I play a good amount of games on my free time, and over the past couple of months, ive been getting ridiculously high memory usage % while nothing is running on my computer. It is currently running at 51% memory usage, of 12gb, with nothing running except spotify, and a couple of background tasks. Also, out of 12gb, the highest memory using thing is Google Chrome, as im typing this, taking up 481.5mb.
 

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A while ago, after upgrading to Win10, my memory usage jumped to 99% percent while watching a movie via VLC player. I couldn't find anything in the task manager that seemed to use up all 16 gb of my memory, the new layout of task manager confused me a bit, so I simply rebooted. Fixed the problem.

Today The same thing happened to me again, except this time the memory usage continues AFTER a reboot, and then another reboot. My desktop computer seems completely possessed by whatever is using up my memory. I consider myself to be a very advanced user, although not a professional, but I can't figure out how to nail down this culprit via the task manager. Nothing seems to be using up a lot of memory, the total of all the apps isn't close enough, yet it does identify my memory usage at 99%. There were no unusual apps running in the background, just VLC running an HD 1080p movie, which I have done many times on that computer.

I can imagine this will happen again if I don't find the issue. Any advice on where to start troubleshooting to find a memory hog that only happens once in a great while? Does it have anything to do with windows updating itself secretly and automatically now?

I need some help!

Answer:Memory usage 99% during idle and continues after reboot.

Post a screenshot of Task manager - Performance tab showing memory information when the problem occurs

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A while ago, after upgrading to Win10, my memory usage jumped to 99% percent while watching a movie via VLC player. I couldn't find anything in the task manager that seemed to use up all 16 gb of my memory, the new layout of task manager confused me a bit, so I simply rebooted. Fixed the problem.

Today The same thing happened to me again, except this time the memory usage continues AFTER a reboot, and then another reboot. My desktop computer seems completely possessed by whatever is using up my memory. I consider myself to be a very advanced user, although not a professional, but I can't figure out how to nail down this culprit via the task manager. Nothing seems to be using up a lot of memory, the total of all the apps isn't close enough, yet it does identify my memory usage at 99%. There were no unusual apps running in the background, just VLC running an HD 1080p movie, which I have done many times on that computer.

I can imagine this will happen again if I don't find the issue. Any advice on where to start troubleshooting to find a memory hog that only happens once in a great while? Does it have anything to do with windows updating itself secretly and automatically now?

I need some help!

Answer:Memory usage 99% during idle and continues after reboot.

Post a screenshot of Task manager - Performance tab showing memory information when the problem occurs

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Hi guys! Just to fill you all in, i had some issues with my pc so i eventually formatted it completely, using a disc to freshly install the OS. Now after many days of messing around trying to figure out what is going on I see that with steam open(not downloading) and 4 chrome tabs, my memory is 5.5gb of 7.1gb but i have 8gm DDR3 Ram. I've noticed whileplaying some games that it is not much higher but applications like chrome and windows start bar are really slow or will freeze too. could this be related?
If anyone has any ideas, please feel free to help. I'm desperate!

Answer:Windows 10 memory usage for idle too high

Hi, FWIW with 2 tabs Firefox open, and a lot more small startups than you have, I'd bet, my RAM usage is around 3.4Gb of 8.

Could you please post a screenshot of your task manager showing the top 10 processes organised
a. by highest CPU use first
b. by highest RAM use first
(click the appropriate tab to organise)

Unfortunately your screenshot doesn't give this info.

What is gyazowin.exe? Guessing sthg you're using for the screenshot? And what's 'windows start bar' - do you mean the start menu, or some sort of program launch bar?
Thanks

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My PC has been running slow, and I've turned up no viruses/trojans, etc. But I have noticed that Internet Exp. 7running on my Windows XP system is using a lot of memory regardless of what I'm doing. It seems to be using between 80,000 and 100 k at all times. Is that normal?
 

Answer:how much memory usage is normal for IE7?

No, that's not normal. Have you tried deleting your Browsing history?
 

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Ok here's a short run down of my problems, sorry if this gets wordy but my head's a little scrambled since I've been reading conflicting/irrelevant information for the past 12 hours or so.  My computer runs at 87% memory usage at idle.  The running processes don't equal up to this at all. When I run a game or even just a web browser it shoots up to 97% usage.  Some sites I've read actually say this is normal for Windows 7.  I'm running Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1. Other problems I've run into are services.msc will open but immediately goes to not responding no matter how it is opened, and windows update apparently can't search for updates anymore.  That was working just yesterday.  I've run virus scanners/malware scanners like crazy but all that was found were highlighty registry keys.  System Restore won't open either.  I ran Windows Memory Diagnostic tool and it reported that I had memory errors.  So I began to look into hardware problems.  I killed my overclocking, made sure the ram was set to the right voltage, updated my mobo's bios and it has made no difference.  Windows troubleshooter will not load either (not responding) not that I expect much help from that.  I'm probably leaving something out but that should be enough to get some help.  I'm thinking about doing a System Repair to see if that might fix some of these problems. sfcscan said everything was ok.  The computer runs a little on ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 troubles/high memory usage at idle

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
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Machine (laptop) is slow. Friend asked me to look at it.

High CPU & Memory usage at idle. Cooling fan never stops. AV was removed prior to running scans.

Logs attached
 

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I've posted a thread regarding this a month ago here. I had scanned my PC with Malware bytes and turns out I had 4 malwares. Rebooted it and figured it was the end of it. The thing is this happens occasionally when I'm normally browsing Chrome, the memory usage goes up to 3,89GB out of 4GB out of nowhere. I go to the task manager/resource monitor and I can't find anything relevant I wouldn't normally have. Sure I have about 70 tasks but they're all small and shouldn't be causing trouble. Today it happened while I was installing Sniper Elite v2 - lengthy installation, it was using my whole RAM understandably, yet after it was finished I'm still left with about 80% of memory usage? Please help.

http://oi59.tinypic.com/r1kfbt.jpg

Answer:Extremely high physical memory usage on idle! (77%)

Please use this tutorial by Brink to post screen shots.
That way members don't have to go off site to see them.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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hi all,
my problem is the following:
few days ago i noticed that my desktop PC is getting slower so i looked through it and i found weird usage of dllhost in his processes, heres a screenshoot of it

 
You will notice the process in dllhost called WebCachev10.dat (there are more than 500+ lines of that process in that window when i scroll as i write this)  that i found to be the problem of my high memory usage.
my question is Am i infected and how do i fix this to get it to normal if i am?
heres some logs that i did in advance:
 
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MINITOOLBOX
 
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 13-07-2013
Ran by e8 (administrator) on 17-08-2013 at 16:33:45
Running from "C:\Users\e8\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate  Service Pack 1 (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal
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========================= Flush DNS: ===================================
Windows IP Configuration
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
========================= IE Proxy Settings: ==============================
Proxy is not enabled.
No Proxy Server is set.
"Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.
========================= FF Proxy Settings: ==============================

"Reset FF Proxy Settings": Firefox Proxy settings were reset.
========================= Hosts content: ======================... Read more

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Whenever I check my task manager periodically I notice the dwm.exe process (Desktop Window Manager) always uses lots of memory. I searched around and found that 30-50 MB RAM usage is normal but mine typically shows 200+ MB RAM being used. And it never goes down, even when I close all open windows and programs in the taskbar. I thought the amount of RAM used for dwm.exe was determined by how many open windows I had. In fact, closing windows can barely increase dwm.exe RAM use.

I read it can be affected by graphics drivers but I'm always up to date on the Nvidia drivers for my video card. I have all the latest Win 7 64 updates. If I change the Aero theme to Basic then it releases the memory.

Is it normal to use this much memory? Why doesn't it ever release the memory after I close the windows? Everything else seems to be working fine on my pc.

Answer:dwm.exe high memory usage normal?

You could have programs running in the background after installing something. How long is this going on would you know?

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Not too long ago I got rid of a virus (With the help of somebody here) and since I got rid of it (but not while I had it) My CPU and Memory usage have been higher. normally With 3 or 4 tabs of google crome,Skype and Avast Open My CPU usage moves between 4, 5,7 and maybe 14 Now it's going between 12,16,18,22, and goes to up around 100 when opening most anything. where as My memory is usually 1.53 GB (With Previously stated stuff open) And with skype alone open it's at 1.88 with one tab of google crome it goes too 2.14 GB. It probably sounds like a viruses doing but 3 different scans (Eset, Avast! and Malware-Bytes All Full scans) didn't find any more viruses.

When I ran Rkill it got these:

Processes terminated by Rkill or while it was running:
C:\ProgramData\Skype\Toolbars\Skype C2C Service\c2c_service.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe

I'm not sure if this is a mistake by Rkill or an infection (Because Rkill has killed Internet explorer and Skype when they weren't)

I posted this in another forum section I know but after over 5 days with no response and me thinking it's a virus instead of a computer problem I re-posted here. (I looked to see what I should do with no response after an amount of days but couldn't find anything except here which says after three days)

Answer:Higher CPU and Memory usage then normal

Hello, RKill is to be run and then immediately you would run MBAM and your AV or tools to remove what malware that was stopped by it. The purpose of this tool is to stop certain processes and fix certain reg keys that stop us from using our normal clean up tools. When you reboot the machine these stopped processes are released. (less any malware contained or associated to to them)

I see you mention Eset, Avast! If you are running 2 AV's this can be the whole problem. Having 2 active will cause conflicts and slowness and more.

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I turn my desktop off every night before heading to bed. The next day, either in the morning or after work in the evening when I power it back on my memory usage stays spiked and 80% and continues to climb until everything locks up. It almost feels like a memory leak. But if I power on, then once everything boots up, I just do a re-boot, once its back up my memory is down around 20% usage and I don't have an issue. I can't see it being anything in startup or hidden processes because if it was, the high memory usage should be the same then for the reboot as the cold powerup. As well, all drivers are up to date.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Answer:80% Memory usage after power on but normal 20% on reboot

Which process is filling the memory? Next time you boot up, make a screenshot of your processes, so we can make better picture of what is going on.

And welcome to Tenforums!

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I was advised in the "Am I infected" thread to start a new topic here so here is the post I made there:
I am running a Win 7 Home Premium PC with the following hardware configuration:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720
RAM: 4 GB
SATA HD: 500GB/ 191GB Free
GPU: GeForce 460XT
AV: Norton Internet Security 2012 & SpyWare Blaster 4.6
I have noticed recently that the lass.exe process continues to "chew" away at my memory over the course of several days. It starts out at around 4,000K and will climb to around 100,000K. I do not believe my PC is running as well as it could either and I am suspicious of this activity.
In an effort to try and fix this, I have done the following:

Full Scan with Malwarebytes: No Threats found
Ran the sasser removal tool from Symantec: The sasser worm was not found on your system
Stoppped a variety of services (too numerous to remember which ones) and watched process explorer to see if the memory would recover.

Thanks for any help or any info you could provide on this

Answer:lsass.exe memory usage higher than normal

Is there nothing we can come up with on this?

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Hi guys,

I just started to see a major increase in memory usage today. More than 95% of my processes are using over 1,000k; in the past I usually only had about 10 over 1,000k.

Here are my specs, etc:
Toshiba Satellite R15-S822
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005
1.5gb RAM (see below)
Plenty of hard drive space

I recently added a 1gb stick of RAM on top of the system's standard 512mb stick. I installed this 2 days ago and it went smoothly. The speed increase was pretty noticeable and the memory usage of my processes stayed the same as they were prior to installation. Today, I installed "Rise of Nations". While I was playing it, I noticed the frame rate decreased and the game slowed. I exited and found incredible numbers in the task manager. I have also been messing with msconfig to try to speed up my boot time and stop unnecessary services from starting and I have been extremely careful...I believe.....doing so.

I immediately did a complete scan with Norton 360 (I know, I know, it's not the best, but that's what someone in my household purchased) and it was clean. I checked the log for Norton and it showed that it had found 3 viruses/trojans since 2/2/2008. They were as follows: "Trojan Horse", "W32.IRCbot", and "Downloader".

I then found this site and completed the 5 step process shown. My understanding is that Tablet PC Edition uses a ton of processes normally. Since I can remember, I've always had around... Read more

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I turn my desktop off every night before heading to bed. The next day, either in the morning or after work in the evening when I power it back on my memory usage stays spiked and 80% and continues to climb until everything locks up. It almost feels like a memory leak. But if I power on, then once everything boots up, I just do a re-boot, once its back up my memory is down around 20% usage and I don't have an issue. I can't see it being anything in startup or hidden processes because if it was, the high memory usage should be the same then for the reboot as the cold powerup. As well, all drivers are up to date.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Answer:80% Memory usage after power on but normal 20% on reboot

Which process is filling the memory? Next time you boot up, make a screenshot of your processes, so we can make better picture of what is going on.

And welcome to Tenforums!

Edit: like this:

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Hi! I wonder if it is normal to have an initial memory usage of 30MB just by using google search engine. I'm using google CHROME as my browser and just change my antivirus to bitfinder antivirus plus 2012. The reason I ask is because my internet connection suddenly got very slow in streaming videos online. At first I tried to use a different browser such as IE9 and maxthron but it is still showing the same result. I also tried to purge memory in google chrome but still the memory consumption is still 31344k just by surfing this site. If I stream video online, for example a 59sec video at 360p consumes 50-80MB using shockwave flash plugin. I wonder if this is normal?

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I am running a Win 7 Home Premium PC with the following hardware configuration:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720
RAM: 4 GB
SATA HD: 500GB/ 191GB Free
GPU: GeForce 460XT
AV: Norton Internet Security 2012 & SpyWare Blaster 4.6
I have noticed recently that the lass.exe process continues to "chew" away at my memory over the course of several days. It starts out at around 4,000K and will climb to around 100,000K. I do not believe my PC is running as well as it could either and I am suspicious of this activity.
In an effort to try and fix this, I have done the following:

Full Scan with Malwarebytes: No Threats found
Ran the sasser removal tool from Symantec: The sasser worm was not found on your system
Stoppped a variety of services (too numerous to remember which ones) and watched process explorer to see if the memory would recover.

Thanks for any help or any info you could provide on this.

Answer:lsass.exe memory usage higher than normal

Hello,lets first check for other malware.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Please download TDSSKiller.zip and and extract it.Run TDSSKiller.exe. Click on Change Parameters Put a check in the box of Detect TDLFS file system Click Start scan.When it is finished the utility outputs a list of detected objects with description.
The utility automatically selects an action (Cure or Delete) for malicious objects.
The utility prompts the user to select an action to apply to suspicious objects (Skip, by default). Let the options as it is and click ContinueLet reboot if needed and tell me if the tool needed a reboot.Click on Report and post the contents of the text file that will open.

Note: By default, the utility outputs the log into system disk (it is usually the disk with installed operating system, C:\) root folder. The Log have a name like: TDSSKiller.Version_Date_Time_log.txt.I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScanHold down Co... Read more

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As of late I've been experiencing slowdowns and latency when playing games like League of Legends. I got curious and opened Task Manager to see what's going on. There I saw fluctuations from 100% to 30% Disk and CPU usage. I don't know whether that's a normal occurrence or something else entirely.
 
OS
Windows 8.1
 
Thanks for indulging me.
                   

Answer:Disk and Memory Usage Fluctuates From Normal to Extreme

I've solved the problem. All I had to do was disable some programs and change my ram settings. Thanks for reading.

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High Memory usage occurred in KIS 2016 (version: 16.0.1.445 (c)) .

Is this normal?



 

Answer:High Memory usage occurred in KIS 2016. Is this normal?

Is it scanning, or at boot time?
 

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Hello. I have two questions I want to ask. I don't think this should be in software forum as I think it's an admin related problem?
I've been having problems with extracting 7-zip and RAR file formats with the 7-zip file archiver utility. My problem is that I can't seem to extract rar or 7-zip or any compressed file formats as I get a "can not open output file......" or "Can not delete output file....."
This is a little annoying as it works when I open the software itself, confirm the UAC prompt and then browse to the file I want to extract. But as I said it's a little annoying having to open the program UI every time. I want to right click on a file in windows explorer and select "7-zip" and "Extract...". And I should also say that it works when I extract the file using "Extract here" but not if I want to choose a folder I want it to go to. And the built-in windows zip extractor does work flawlessly but not this. Is there any way I can solve this?
It doesn't work for me but it does work in my brother's computer...
And I tried googling but there doesn't seem to be any answers. Only thing I stumbled upon was a tool called "Longpathtool" which supposedly fixes problems like this but don't know if it's legit...

Oh, and what is the normal memory consumption of the explorer.exe process? Right now I have it running at around 56000 kilobytes and 60000 kb. Is it normal for it to increase in memory usage when I have window... Read more

Answer:Explorer.exe normal memory usage Q and file extraction problems

The memory usage of the explorer.exe process (or any other process for that matter) can vary widely and this is perfectly normal. Usage will depend on how much RAM you have, what the process is doing now, what it was doing recently, and the current and recent usage of other processes. Currently my 32 bit Windows 7 OS shows a usage for explorer.exe of 67,196 KB with a peak usage of 96,016 KB. I have also seen it much less. I don't consider that in any way abnormal. The memory manager at all times controls how much memory a process will receive. Generally a process that is actively using memory will get more while an idle process will get less. This is very complex.

Edit: I noticed that your system specs don't show RAM size. This is often very important so should be added.

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My CPU usage is going unstable and is going all over the place when I open programs like firefox. It can go up to 60% when I do something simple like play a video.
On the other hand, my memory is always at 40%+ and this is actually stable
Here is a pic.
The fact that malwarebytes is not even scanning (which takes 98% usage) and is hopping usages randomly makes it seem like its a problem. Firefox is also changing usages every second

Answer:Is my CPU usage and memory usage "normal"?

My Firefox is freduently changing, also is the Ethernet, probably about the same times. I have to keep in mind that the amount of memory/RAM is static, never changing, while the use of the RAM is dynamic, always changing. Same for the CPU, usage is always changing. With 8GB RAM I seldom see the usage at more than about half which is good, means everything is working. Now if I was getting frequent lockups I probably would keep Task Manager open to see what happens when it happens, try to get a clue as to which way to go to correct a problem.

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Svchost.exe Extreme Memory Usage Crashes Computer When Computer Idle
I am currently experiencing a problem that started just a few days ago where the svchost.exe process keeps taking up memory on my computer even when the computer is idle and continues to grow to taking up to 99% of memory before it crashes/freezes the computer and it has to be restarted several times a day to clear the memory back down. However sometimes when I restart the computer within an hour or a couple of hours or sometimes less the memory will get exhausted again.

One special note is that since my Windows 7 OS was preinstalled on my HP computer, I do not have access to the original Windows DVD and the DVD drive on my computer is currently broken and is unable to be used.

I downloaded the TSG SysInfo tool and the FRST tool with the following results.

I was able to download the FRST tool and I have the following results, so hopefully this will help someone to be able to help me with this problem it seems to be getting worse as time goes on eating up memory.

Thanks for your help, time and efforts it is appreciated and here is the TSG SysInfo and the following 2 logs from FRST:
Here is the TSG SysInfo

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600S CPU @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8174 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6570, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives:... Read more

Answer:Svchost.exe Extreme Memory Usage Crashes Computer When Computer Idle

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Hi,
 
I am currently experiencing a problem that started just a few days ago where the svchost.exe process keeps taking up memory on my computer even when there isn't anything active and continues to grow to taking up to 99% of memory before it crashes/freezes the computer and it has to be restarted then several times a day to clear the memory back down but within a few hours or sometimes less the memory will get exhausted.
I was able to download the FRST tool and I have the following results, so hopefully this will help someone to be able to help me with the following problem:
 
Thanks for your help, time and efforts it is appreciated and here are the following 2 logs from FRST:
 
 
 
 
Addition.txt
 
Additional scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x64) Version: 26-09-2014
Ran by Joellen at 2014-09-26 19:04:45
Running from C:\Users\Joellen\Desktop
Boot Mode: Normal
==========================================================
==================== Security Center ========================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, it will be removed.)
AV: AVG Internet Security 2012 (Enabled - Up to date) {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
AS: AVG Internet Security 2012 (Enabled - Up to date) {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
AS: Windows Defender (Disabled - Up to date) {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: AVG Internet Security 2012 (Enabled) {621CC794-9486-F902-D092-0484E8EA828B}
==================== Installed Programs =======... Read more

Answer:Svchost.exe Extreme Memory Usage Crashes Computer When Computer Idle

Hi there,please run Combofix:Please download Combofix (by sUBs) and save it to your Desktop.Disable the realtime-protection of your antivirus and anti-malware programs because they might interfere with the scan.Start Combofix.exe and follow its instructions.Do not use the computer while the scan is running. This may cause the program to stall.When finished, a log file will be displayed (that can also be found at C:\Combofix.txt).Please copy and paste the contents of this file into your next post.Note: If you receive an error "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion." after the scan, just restart the computer.(You can find more detailed instructions in this guide on using Combofix.)

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So on Saturday of last week my PC started to run slow. I open up task manager to check what was going on and I am greeted with it showing me that I have very high CPU usage, and constant capped-out disk usage.
Over the course of the past few days I have reinstalled Windows 10, updated drivers, completely formatted my previous hard-drive, and just today I received a new SSD. However, my problem STILL persists, and I'm all out of ideas on what I need to in order to solve this.

My Motherboard is an ASUS Z97-P with an Intel i5-4690K processor. If you need more specifications, or a program to be run, then I would be happy to do so.

For further information, the system ran normally when booting from a Windows 8.1 hard-drive, and did have a blip of normal performance on Windows 10, but resumed misbehaving when the computer was re-started.

Answer:Constant 100% Disk Usage, 60-80% CPU usage. Both happen when idle.

in Task Manager sort by CPU usage and see what apps are responsible.

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High Memory usage occurred in KIS 2016 (version: 16.0.1.445 (c)) .

Is this normal?

 

Answer:High Memory usage occurred in Kaspersky Internet Security 2016. Internet Security this normal?

Is it scanning, or at boot time?
 

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I'm on Windows 8.1 by the way. There are no programs running besides the normal background services and task manager. task manager showing 0-1% CPU usage because of task manager being open, nothing else. I also disabled a lot of services I know I don't need. Background processes are around 30 and windows processes are around 20 which I know are both normal. Is 50C too high when laptop is idle?

Answer:CPU idle at 50C. Is this normal?

It's certainly well within design limits.

Ambient temps have a major effect. If you take the thing into a room that is 10 degrees cooler, you should see noticeably cooler temps.

Laptops run hot by design. That's a trade-off you accept in exchange for light weight, size, and portability.

Unless it is an antique laptop, it should throttle itself if temps rise high enough.

You could get a cooling device or just live with it. Try to keep vents clean and make some sort of attempt to understand what "normal" temps are for certain tasks--idling, browsing the net, gaming, rendering video, whatever you do.

Likewise, use a monitoring program to confirm that all fans are operating normally.

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This has been happening for over 2 months now, It happens around every 3 hours for about 20 mins each time, but it gets really ANNOYING. My friends said that I was lying and stuff so I invited one of them over and he saw it happen and he was stumped.

Here's a screeny:


Anyone got any advice?

Answer:95% CPU usage and 95% System Idle Usage?

There are times when task manager will misrepresent the total processor usage as well over 100% constantly. This is usually caused by one of three things :
1.Bad DriversMalware on the system
2.A Flaky Windows install - was this an upgrade or an old OS install?
3.A Problem with the motherboard (try a firmware update)

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Hi!I have a Thinkpad T61 with the following specs:Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 @ 2.0 Ghz2 GB RAM (2 x 1GB) DDR2 667MhznVidia Quadro NVS 140M 128 MB120 GB 5400 RPM HDD, Windows XP Pro. It's about 6 months old, and recently I installed a temperature monitoring program on it and noticed quite high temps on both CPU and GPU. About 90 degrees Celsius during load and about 70 degrees during idle. I've opened up the computer (palmrest + keyboard only) and use compressed air to try to blow out dust from the cooling assembly. But there was hardly any dust at all. And the temps are still the same. Is this normal? Anybody else have these kind of temps? Thanks in advanceMessage Edited by Kervin on 08-24-2008 05:26 PM













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Answer:T61 CPU/GPU 90°C during load, 70°C during idle, normal?

A little high on both accounts, what is the ambient temperature of your room???

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I have 4gbs and I always run between 25-35%. sorry for such a noob question

Answer:what normal ram % when computer is idle?

mine runs a 30%, so i would say its about average

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just built a core-i7 and the CPU temp is around 40'c when not being used at all (idle) ive not had chance to put load on it yet...

is this normal...??

I ask because I also want to slow the fan down 10% to get rid of the horrible whirr noise it emits which is annoying... thats at 1366 RPM when I lower it to 1150rpm it goes away... but idle temps go up 2 degress, is that safe?
thanks
 

Answer:is 40'c normal for a Core-i7 idle..?

Just did a litle google on core-I7 temps, since I basocally know only cooler is usually better.

These ar the numbers I found.
Idle CPU without OC high 30Cs to low 40Cs
Normal load running CPU temp between 70C - 80C
Idle Cores about 5C higher.

Some posts with OC systems showed Idle CPU temps in the low 50C range with max running temps up to 90C withno problems.

So cutting back the speed for idle may be ok. Really need to see how it wil effect your load temperatures.
 

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   Maybe someone can direct me regarding what I might be able to do with regards to my having a sluggish browser (FF). Please don't say try Chrome because FF is indeed still better (Faster & much more customizable) !! That said...I seem to have  a problem with FF constantly getting "hung up" not responding) particularly after the memory usage from the browser rises above 600,000 k.I ALWAYS have anywhere between 50 to 125 tabs "loaded" but,not necessarily "loaded". Bookmarking all these tabs pretty much kind of sucks (Although,I do it).Hell..I don't even use the browsers actually bookmarking ....
 
   .I have actually made two different folders on the book mark bar....one entitled  A-M and the other entitled N-Z !Not really thrilled with this either,though.I guess at this point I'm just kind of wondering  why someone hasn't maybe come up with an extension that maybe tells you when you reach a certain point of cpu usage within your browser so that you can at least then shut down & reload the browser.Or,maybe there's an even better solution ?????
 
   At this point,I'd at least love to see that extension.It sure would help.As I've said...i generally have anywhere between 50 - 150 (sometimes more.Ive even had upwards of 225 tabs + open (Not all loaded though) at a time.I really would love to see an extension though (which I've never seen) that informs me when My memory usage reaches a certain point ! WHY hasn't someo... Read more

Answer:High memory usage/Notifications for certain amounts of memory usage

   At this point,I'd at least love to see that extension.It sure would help.As I've said...i generally have anywhere between 50 - 150 (sometimes more.Ive even had upwards of 225 tabs + open (Not all loaded though) at a time.I really would love to see an extension though (which I've never seen) that informs me when My memory usage reaches a certain point ! WHY hasn't someone invented this extension yet ???
Whaaat!!  225 tabs??   Methinks therein lies your problem.  Maybe you are expecting too much from an extension too.  It's not the job of an extension to monitor system resources.

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ive got all 8 threads pumping away and at full load its 70'c - is this normal or even safe?

thanks

EDIT: as soon as i cancel the 8 thread load it drops instantly to 50'c then quickly to 40'c ....
 

Answer:new core-i7 - 40'c idle - 70'c load - normal?

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Hey, Im running on Vista and have a idle CPU usage of about 20-46%.
My RAM usage is at about 70-75% which i believe is extremely high. Here are my performance stats:

Physical Memory:
Total: 893mb
Cached: 357
Free: 2

Kernel:
Total: 164
Paged: 102
NonP: 61

System:
About 27,000 Handles
77 Processes
Page File: 1257M/2059M

Any help, p.s. my highest process is the svchost.exe, so idk why its so high but there are 2 of them, one at about 41,000k the other at like 7500k

Thanks!!
 

Answer:Is High idle RAM and CPU on Vista Normal??

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Hello,

I'd just like to know if the following behaviour for my T9300 2.5 GHz processors is normal as I have been experiencing downclocking at 92C.

So is the downclocking normal when idling? This is on a laptop!

 

Answer:Is CPU Clock Oscillation Normal When Idle?

Saves the battery.
 

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Hey there. Right now I am installing Diablo 3 on my gf's Macbook to try it out because I know it will work on it. However, I just discovered that the Sandy Bridge Core i5 CPU runs at around 74-85 C in idle form, some usage because of installation process. Now, my question is for you Macbook lovers out there...........is this normal? If not, then how can I try fixing this problem of hers?

P.S Another issue she has been having is stuttering, slow booting up problems from mostly restarting and sometimes waking up from sleep. No CPU hog usage either. She has a 1TB WD HDD in this and we think it might be the HDD. Any ideas?
UPDATE: running perhaps around 75% usage and temps sky rocketed to a bit over 90 C. Good thing the fans kick in. Anyway I can control them manually with a third-party software like for PC?

Answer:Macbook is running over 74 C idle, this normal for Macs or can it be fixed?

download SMC fancontrol. It's a free app and you can crank up the fans. It is normal that they run hot, mine runs about 90c+ under load. It's a design flaw. They really didn't do much to help air circulation because they're not meant for any kind of serious load like that.

It is normal, but that doesn't make it any better.

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 13 with an Intel i5-3337U. I noticed that it seems to be getting a lot hotter recently (touch wise), and so I installed coretemp on the ultrabook to find out what the idle temperature is. It seems to average out 47C idle. I was wondering if this is the average idle temp for this model process/laptop. If anyone could give me some feedback, also report their temperature as well, that would be superb!













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Answer:Normal idle operating temperature for Lenovo Yoga 13

47C is fine, don't worry!

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hi again

well, this doesnt happen to me very often, but sometimes (maybe 1 in 20 boots) i get 50% (or near enough) cpu usgae when my pc is idle, i normally notice it when im playing a game and obviously i can clearly notice a decrease in performance.

If anyone knows why this is happening and if its meant to be happening could ya let me know :| and if needed could someone tell me how to fix it

ps- if its norton im soon gonna remove it and get avg anyway!

ty!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:26:38, on 25/12/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe
C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

Answer:50% cpu usage when idle

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So I've been working on my friend's computer for a couple of days now. She had been running a virus scan using AVG because the computer wouldn't let her get online and was running very slow. It found some infections and went to quarantine them when her computer froze. On a reboot, she got a blue screen about a Fatal Error.

I was able to get the computer into Safe Mode and then running again using the most recent configuration that worked. The CPU usage is still at 100% with no programs running are aoltsmon.exe (AOL top speed monitor), csrss.exe, and winlogon.exe. I set the priority of them all to low and the AOL executable was no longer a problem. The other two continued using about 50% of the CPU. After doing some reading, I found that some viruses disguise themselves as these executables. The blue screen was most likely due to AVG deleting one of them, right? Is it possible that these are not caused by viruses and is there any other way I can make them stop being such resource hogs? Unfortunately I didn't think to copy over the Hijackthis Log, but will the next time I have access to the computer if needed. Thanks for reading
 

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my dad's computer has 80%-90% cpu usage while idle.

in task manager, the process using the cpu is not there, so I had to run process explorer.

There's 2 processes using all the juice: Hardware Interrupts and Deferred Procedure Calls.

Everything's fine in safe mode, though.

anyone knows what's going on?
 

Answer:cpu usage at 80% when idle

I have moved your thread to the software forum as this would not appear to be a malware issue.
 

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Question: CPU Idle usage

My CPU usage when it is in idle stay between 5% and 10% most part of the time...with some peaks of 20% some times(NOT really often at all)...

Is it normal? I have many svchost running background...I dont know if I can disable than...anyway...

My CPU is an core 2 duo E7500 at 2,9Ghz
One more question: I bought GTA IV and it drains very much from CPU(benchmark say 98% of CPU usage)...in msconfig, in the part of services, can I disable than all? One guy told me that I can and after doing to reboot...than the windows will only iniciate the services needed for the functioning of the PC...than when I start some task that need a service that was disabled this one will start again...is it true?
Thx!

Answer:CPU Idle usage

Hi there.....

dont disable all services... , just leave them if your not sure about it, there's a few links on the web which will help you ascertain which services you require & those you dont

here's one of them

in regards to CPU usage, head over to ''task manager'' via (ctrl/alt/delete), when the window opens select ''processes'' here you'll see what apps are currently running & the amount of CPU power is being used.

you could post a screenshot of the processes box here & we'll see if anything looks abnormal...

GTA4 is a rescource hog....its that simple.

top end machine still struggle with this game, & its pretty poorly coded for the PC.

looking at your specs, as long as you can play with some degree of fluidity & your not getting 10-15fps (like a lot of ppl do), then i'd be happy

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Question: CPU usage at idle

I'm having an unknown issue with a computer...when idling, with no background services or programs running, it jumps between 40-60% CPU usage in the task manager Performance tab. Under Processes, System Idle Process is at 99%, with nothing else showing up that isn't part of the operating system. In normal use, it acts like its doing something else so I'm betting the Performance tab is more correct than the Processes one. Scanned for viruses and ad/spyware with nothing showing up. Anyone know of anything else to try?

The processor queue is a bit higher than it should be at 2-3 nonstop, never dropping below 2

The system is a Duron 1GHz with 768MB ram, external video, sound, etc on WXP Pro/latest SP and hotfixes

edit:
diagnostic startup doesn't help
 

Answer:CPU usage at idle

This has to do most likely with the DPC Time Placeholder, or Interupts Time Placeholder.

This on my system is also giving me an annoying 4-7% idle jump in CPU while system idle process is at 99..

http://www.iarsn.com/ EDIT: Taskinfo download that to confirm this..Only thing that helps me is a reformat :\
 

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Hi
My Win 7 Acer RAM (3GB) is running at 46% idle? This seems to be alot?
Though it does not increase that much with windows open, even when I open WMP and play music it only goes up to 49-50%.
I use the gadget on screen and double check it with task manager, they are the same.
This is more than the previous Vista Basic machine, which I returned, it ran at 40%?
Is there a way to adjust or sort this?

Oh, this morning it went up 99% and I could not switch it off, I had to hold the button to switch off?

Any help.
Thanks.
Neil

Answer:Win 7 RAM usage at 46% idle?

Open Task Manager > Processes tab > click on "Memory". There you will see which processes eat your RAM - ordered by size. Maybe you have too many startup programs. Have a look in msconfig and disable those that you do not need (which are probably all). On the other hand, there is nothing wrong with the system using all the RAM. I assume it's all paid for - LOL.
But when you have excessive usage (like the 99%), you can also kill the culprit process in task manager. No need to shut off the whole system.

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my cpu usage is fluctuating from 75% up to 90% when sitting on idle. when i attempt to do anything it takes forever and a day.

i have only just installed an HIS Iceq3 turbo, on a clean install of windows xp and the essential drivers, the cpu usage seems to be far too high.

although i know the card may be a little overkill for my system i didnt think i would have this amount of problem.

system specs:
NZXT Zero case (more than enough fans to keep system cool)
Asus A8R-MVP Motherboard
AMD 3700+ Sandiego Edition (Stock)
2Gb Corsair XMS CPT2 Memory running in dual Channel mode @ 2-3-3-6
2x WD Raptor 36Gb in running in stripe mode with 4Kb Stripe Size. (SATA)
1x WD Tb (SATA)
1x WD 250Gb IDE (IDE)
1x Pioneer 215 DVD Writer Black (SATA)
1x NEC DVD Writer (IDE)
1x Standard Floppy Drive
1x Creative Live! 1024 With Live! Drive Attatched
1x Realtek Ethernet Card
1x Enermax Liberty 620W
and now 1x HIS IceQ3 turbo HD3870

anybody know why i should have so high CPU usage when the only things installed and running are the drivers for all the components??

cheers
 

Answer:Cpu usage over 75% when idle

wrong forum.
 

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I have an AMD Quad 965BE, and i've noticed that when the computer is idle and i'm not using it, the CPU fan speeds up a great deal due to heavy CPU usage. I'm wondering if this is due to some service running in the background on Win 7 64-bit only during idle periods. It's a clean install so it shouldn't be anything i've loaded on that is doing it.While i'm using it, my CPU runs at about 86F and the CPU fan is inaudible. But when i'm away from the computer for a while, I can hear the CPU fan making a lot more noise due to being higher RPMs. When I get back on the computer, I check the temp immediately and it shows 105F. But immediately after I start using the computer again, the CPU load dies down, the temp cools, and the fan speed slows down again.I don't like this because the stock fan makes a noisy whine at high RPMs and I also don't like the thought of my computer running overtime when i'm not using it. Anyone know what the culprit could be?

Answer:CPU usage goes way up during idle in Win 7

They have a built in resource monitor to see what is causing it. Use it to see what is going on.Playing to the angelsLes Paul (1915-2009)

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Question: CPU usage in idle

Hello,
I have question regarding CPU usage when my laptop has not have any application up and running (at least not by my request).
I have changed some of the Start Up in msconfig. Everything that I don't really need on immediate Windows start up I have not selected. That is fine.
But still absolutely randomly I will have my CPU usage going up and down from 1% to sometimes over 40% if not even more. Recently what has happened is that I left task Manager up (only, nothing else) in order to monitor CPU usage. While I was watching CPU usage was as I would say normal. 0%-7% up and down. After let say 45 minutes I got back to check again. I log on and much to my surprise I have noticed that my CPU usage in last, at least 10 minutes was constantly around 40%-50%. Strangely enough few second after I log on CPU usage has dropped down to the previous percentage.
I am talking over here about Acer 5378Z
4GB RAM
T4300 Dual Core
WD320GB 5400
Intel Graph (up to 1.8GB share memory)
Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (with latest updates)

Do you have any idea what it could be?
I also scanned computer against viruses and malware. All clear.

Answer:CPU usage in idle

Hello bokiboss -

Do you have indexing enabled? Do you have antivirus program running a deep scan during idle times? Have you looking into the scheduler to see what gets triggered during idle time?

Regards,
GEWB

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Hi,
I notice the last few days my PC has been running slow. When I looked at the Windows task Manager my CPU Performance seems to be at 20-30%...Mostly 25%...Even when Idle with no Applications running in the background.
This isn't normal is it? In the past when I have looked at my CPU Performance it was always under 5% when Idle.
My Blue Hard Drive light on my case seems to be on most of the time as well?
Thanks
Uly.

Answer:CPU Usage at 25% even when Idle?

Hello and welcome Uly5 for starters I would run these if you haven't already

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html< if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with themalware scans

(NBIf one is running Kaspersky security it may rant about ADW - just ignore it ordisable Kaspersky while the ADW is being used)
Also check in msconfig - Start > type msconfig and see what is starting up in the Start up tab and I would look at the running processes in the task manager.

Lets do that first then move on.

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Hi,
I notice the last few days my PC has been running slow. When I looked at the Windows task Manager my CPU Performance seems to be at 20-30%...Mostly 25%...Even when Idle with no Applications running in the background.
This isn't normal is it? In the past when I have looked at my CPU Performance it was always under 5% when Idle.
My Blue Hard Drive light on my case seems to be on most of the time as well?
Thanks
Uly.

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i bought a new pc, and installed windows 7,
and in the ram usage gadget thingy. it shows 60% ram usage.
and the pc is idle, nothing is on, and i checked the proccesses and didnt see anything suspisios..
why is that?

i got 2g ram DDRII

Answer:60% Ram usage on idle.

Because you have 2GB of RAM and are running x64 windows

Post a snip of resource monitor on the RAM tab, and we can break it down for you.

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The only real problem I have is when I am playing a video or movie, it jumps up to 100% and causes the video to freeze up for a few seconds. I've gone through msconfig and turned off a bunch of start up stuff that I didn't need. I went from having about 50 processes to less than 30 and have seen no difference. I then changed the performance options from the Control Panel to optimize the system for performance. I have defragged, scanned with AVG and Ad-Aware and still have the problem.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:48:25 PM, on 9/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTXFIHLP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CTXFISPI.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Answer:50% CPU Usage at Idle

ttt
 

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This is not an issue but more a curiosity. I have the old Windows cup / ram monitor running as a gadget on Windows 10. When the PC is idle for a few minutes I notice the cup usage always spikes to around 10-13% and stays around that mark. As soon as I touch mouse and move it it then plummets to 0 or 1%. Is this normal? I wonder what it could be doing. It's not as if I can use task manager to see because as soon as I move the mouse or go to use the PC the usage returns to 0 or 1? I presume Windows is doing housekeeping stuff and it's a non issue?

cheers, Wayne

Answer:CPU usage when PC is idle

Ok, I left task manager open and waited for a few mins in front of computer not touching anything. The service that starts up is system and compressed memory. It's always about 13% and seems constant when machine isn't in use. Like I say, as soon as I touch the mouse and move it the service reduces to 0. The actual memory amount this service consumes is only about 50 mb.

UPDATE - so I left it idle quite a while, about 20-25 minutes. Long enough for my screensaver to kick in. Of course when I touched the mouse to resume desktop cpu usage was at 0. What was interesting is I looked at c: drive (SSD) which had consistently been 247 Gb free but it had risen to 252 gb. And when I left the machine idle again for about ten mins the cpu usage stayed at 0. So maybe whatever the system was doing got enough idle time to finish. It'll be interesting to see after shutdown tonight whether this cpu usage rises again when I switch on again tomorrow - am hoping not. I guess it's similar to what I saw on Windows 7 (still faithfully on my older laptop) where I would notice the available free space, on occasions, fluctuate (mainly rising) after a decent amount of idle time. I'm not one to leave my machine on for prolonged periods when not using it and as the Windows 10 desktop is newish and I'm almost always doing stuff/installing stuff at the moment to bring it to similar functionality to my other laptop (mainly games) it gets very little idle time for more than a few minutes at most. So I wond... Read more

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My Laptop was never run into this problem. My laptop (axioo PICO DJV) is became REALLY slow and laggy this very day. When i open the taskmgr it always said that the CPU Usage is 100%, even when windows is idle at the desktop with no any program running. I've tried many repairing utility (cleanmgr, defrag, uninstalling rubbish programs, readyboost, even System Restore) and none of them worked. The processor became really hot and always at the limit spot of 1,666 GHz, even when the windows is idle. Is there any way to fix it? since I can't use my laptop now because all programs will gone not responding. (sorry about my bad english, I didn't knew much)

Answer:CPU Usage 100%, even when idle

Work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 especially focusing on establishing a Clean Boot, using Process and Resource Monitors to monitor high usage patterns. If you'll report back results of each step we may have others.

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Hey folks, I need your help troubleshooting here.

This is with a clean install of 8.1 from a MS ISO, downloaded and installed on Nov 14th. It is fully up to date.
This behaviour was not present with Windows 8, but I have done 3 clean 8.1 installs with the same outcome.

When I first power on my laptop, after windows is loaded, Core 0 on my CPU (i7 4700MQ) idles at around 90%, with task manager showing 11-15% CPU usage. System interrupts shows the most usage of all items on the list.

I have changed the minimum usage in power options to 5% for all power profiles. This behaviour is present under low power, balanced, and high performance power modes and doesn't change if I change them. (See Windows 8 task manager and 4th gen i7 ). In low power mode the usage is slightly less but is still present.

This processor usage continues as I run other programs, or as long as I let it idle without going to sleep.

If I put my computer to sleep, and then wake it, after idling for a short while..
all is as it should be!

I have the latest drivers for my chipset, GPU, WiFi, and Intel graphics (laptop has switchable graphics). This behaviour is present even with the OEM 8.1 drivers for these items.
All my other drivers are the ones released by my laptop OEM (Sager) in the last couple of weeks, specifically for 8.1.

There is a new BIOS that is being released by Sager (Clevo, which is the company that makes Sager branded laptops, has already released their "8.1" BIOS, I am... Read more

Answer:8.1 Pro idle CPU usage

So, I figured something out today..

If I unplug my monitor from the HDMI to my external monitor, the usage stops! Also if I boot without the HDMI in, there is no mystery usage. ALSO if I disable and then re-enable the ATI HD8970m, the usage stops!

This laptop has switchable graphics between Intel HD4600 and the ATI.

Anyone ever seen this before?

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hello . i used eset smart security before this . then , i uninstalled it and use avg9 free instead . installed advanced system care too . but the problem is , my laptop get heat up faster and cpu usage is more than 70% when idle , and one application cost my laptop cpu usage never less than 90% . im using intel core i3 2.14ghz . 2gb ddr3 ram . i dont really know what details should i give , because i dont know much about this . it happens suddenly . hope anyone can help . thanks .

Answer:cpu usage over 70% on idle .

Many things run in the background in Windows 7. Your Task Manager can tell you, but it's probably nothing to be concerned with.

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ook my computer is running idle and nothing is going on, i am just staring at the screen and it seems like a lot of ram is being used up...and i dont know whats eating it...is 51% a little too high for an idle..if so, can u guys help me point down whats eating it all up? thanks and theres an image below

Answer:Might be too much RAM usage on idle

Depends on what apps you have running ,even if the PC is "IDLE".
I see "Firefox" running ,that is consuming around 40MB.There maybe other apps like these.

As far as possible disable/remove all UNWANTED apps from startup.Will help a lot in reducing RAM usage.

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Hi guys,
 
I've tried Google, but without luck - hope you guys can help.
 
I have an old laptop, which is fine for what I use it for. Did a clean install of Windows 7 yesterday, but CPU usage is high - around 49-52 % even with no programs open. My fans er always on and extremely loud - the laptop is terrible to use in this condition.
 
I have installed Process Explorer, but do not know what to look for?
 
Can you help me?
 
 
Appreciate it!
 
Regards,
Lars
 
Edit:
Core2Duo T7100 1.80 GHz
3 GB RAM
Lots of free HDD space

Answer:CPU usage when idle = 49-52 % :-(

I'm gonna try reinstalling Windows.

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My CPU usage hovers between 25-30% without any programs (except explorer) running. This is causing my sound, CD playback as well as any other media etc. to skip/stall dramatically. A serious problem for me since this system is my DAW (and only source of income!) I have done complete scans with AVG, Spybot and Ad-aware. Nothing found by AVG except to note a change in the MBR?, though Spybot and Ad-Aware both discovered and eliminated 'threats'. As suggested in this forum under another thread, I tried unsuccessfully to install Livecare, but it errors out when trying to uninstall dotnet2.0. The 'Processes' tab under task manager is apparently no help as it shows 'system idle' at 99% at the same time the CPU usage is at 25% under the 'performance' tab. The CPU usage is a normal ~0-2 percent when I bootup in safe mode with networking. Words aren't adequate to describe how much any help will be appreciated.... Base System: AMD Athlon64 3200, 2 Gigs RAM, Primary HDD 2 Raptors Raid 0.

Answer:Cpu Usage At 25% At 'idle'

There's a lot of services and programs that are not turned on when you go on safe mode compared to normal mode.
Take a comparison between safe mode's task manager and normal mode's task manager

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This is not an issue but more a curiosity. I have the old Windows cup / ram monitor running as a gadget on Windows 10. When the PC is idle for a few minutes I notice the cup usage always spikes to around 10-13% and stays around that mark. As soon as I touch mouse and move it it then plummets to 0 or 1%. Is this normal? I wonder what it could be doing. It's not as if I can use task manager to see because as soon as I move the mouse or go to use the PC the usage returns to 0 or 1? I presume Windows is doing housekeeping stuff and it's a non issue?

cheers, Wayne

Answer:CPU usage when PC is idle

Ok, I left task manager open and waited for a few mins in front of computer not touching anything. The service that starts up is system and compressed memory. It's always about 13% and seems constant when machine isn't in use. Like I say, as soon as I touch the mouse and move it the service reduces to 0. The actual memory amount this service consumes is only about 50 mb.

UPDATE - so I left it idle quite a while, about 20-25 minutes. Long enough for my screensaver to kick in. Of course when I touched the mouse to resume desktop cpu usage was at 0. What was interesting is I looked at c: drive (SSD) which had consistently been 247 Gb free but it had risen to 252 gb. And when I left the machine idle again for about ten mins the cpu usage stayed at 0. So maybe whatever the system was doing got enough idle time to finish. It'll be interesting to see after shutdown tonight whether this cpu usage rises again when I switch on again tomorrow - am hoping not. I guess it's similar to what I saw on Windows 7 (still faithfully on my older laptop) where I would notice the available free space, on occasions, fluctuate (mainly rising) after a decent amount of idle time. I'm not one to leave my machine on for prolonged periods when not using it and as the Windows 10 desktop is newish and I'm almost always doing stuff/installing stuff at the moment to bring it to similar functionality to my other laptop (mainly games) it gets very little idle time for more than a few minutes at most. So I wond... Read more

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Hello,
Before i give up and just delete this process all together, I thought I would ask people who actually knew what they were doing.
My CPU usage is constantly between 60-100% (almost always 100%) even when I'm doing nothing. In Processes, ftgrrifc.exe from AppData-Roaming takes up 40-50% of my CPU usage. Also, System Idle Process can jump anywhere from very low to near 50%. Skype.exe can also jump from nothing to 50% for a few seconds.
I would like my laptop to go to the good old days where i could actually play games/videos on my laptop. I am the only user on the laptop.
Microsoft Security Essentials says the laptop is clean, and Malwarebytes says I have no malware.

My operating system:
Windows Vista Home Premium 2007
AMD Turion(tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-77 2.30GHz
RAM: 4.00GB
32-bit Operating System

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-77, x64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2941 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 3100 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 291612 MB, Free - 146134 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, KSWAE
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:CPU usage 60-100% when idle

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Firstly, I'd like to say hi. After reading many posts (and finding many solutions to my vista questions) I now have a question/possible problem.

At idle, I have 50% cpu usage at times. It seems to be msiexec.exe. I have absolutely no idea why. Is this a normal Vista behaviour?

Second, at startup I have 67 processes running, then it jumps to 72, then back down to 67. I had this amount on my XP pro machine, but had probably over 60 different programs installed, as it was a shared machine with CAD programs, graphic design software, etc. Now I only have vista, adobe cs3, blackberry, and office...

And for my final question, Why does eSata not able to "hot-swap"? Is this normal as well (sorry, I've always used firewire for my external drives, but now I'm trying to use eSata)

My machine specs are as follows:

Gigabyte GA-x38-DQ6
BFG 8800GT OC2 512mb
4gb Kingston HyperX 1066
Intel E8400
LG SuperMulti-Blue DVD/BD/CD/HD
Antec Sonata III case
Antec 80plus 550Watt PSU
Seagate 7200.11 HDD (three 750gb)
Vista64 Ultimate
Kaspersky A/V
CS3
Blackberry client desktop
Inventor
iTunes


Any help is greatly appreciated...

I have run 3 full-system A/V scans (and since this is a clean install with no internet downloads on this system including no mp3 downloads, etc) it has come up clean as expected...

Answer:50% CPU usage at idle...help (please)

Why would the Microsoft Installer Component be constantly active on your system? That should only be active when you're trying to install a new program, so obviously something is trying to install on your computer that you don't have any idea about.

If not, then vista also defrags constantly when idle so you don't have to run the defrag program. You might want to see if disabling the auto defragmentation helps any.

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Hi guys! I'm Pig and I'm new!

I got my pc 3 years ago. It's a windows xp sp3. Three days ago I reformatted my computer because of some silly driver glitch. (I couldn't seem to finish installation of my printer's driver and my wireless internet card driver for some reason)

Now with all updated drivers and such, usually my cpu usage ranges between 3% to 9 %. But it's jumping between 27% to 55% with no running program. I thought it was simply dust so I cleared them completely off, no dice.

My system is:
Windows XP sp3 Professional
AMD Athlon Processor LE 1640
2.59Ghz, 3.25 GB of ram (which I swore I though I threw 4gb of ram in my computer)

I dun know much about computers aside from playing games and Microsoft Word/Mozilla for schoolwork. Please tell me what other info is needed to solve this annoying problem. Thanks so much! Onegaishimasu!
 

Answer:Cpu Usage High when Idle

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Hi All,

Newby Randy here with an old issue that I need help with. I have a 9 year old Compaq 2590 P-4 laptop and lately CPU usage is always very high at idle. Painfully slow with XP-Pro and a gig of ram (max for this old machine).

I suspect I've been hijacked so I ran Hijack This and below is the log file. I'm prepared to reformat to fix this but maybe one of you gurus can advise further. Thanks Much.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:17:38 PM, on 12/26/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG511SCU\Utility\Gear511.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
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Answer:Cpu Usage High when Idle #2

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Hey,

I have had this problem for a long time.
When I turn my computer on, I have to be lucky that it isn't in 50% CPU Usage mode. Most of the times when I turn my computer on the cpu usage is showing 50% on idle. Everything is lag, even surfing on the internet. And then I have to be lucky and restart my computer to make it normal again, to 0% CPU usage, I have reinstalled windows like 3 times, same result.
I can't remember anymore what programe I started, but it has the name explorer in it, it said that it was hardware interrupts that is causing the 50% cpu usage, but nothing more.


Here are my systemspecs:


Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz Northwood 478 Socket.
Motherboard : MSI MS-7042.
Videocard : ASUS V9999TD, also known as nvidia 6800.
Ram: 1 GB PC2700 333 Mhz Ram.
HD: Seagate 7200 RPM 200 GB.
Soundcard : Soundblaster Audigy 4.


Thanks.

Answer:50% CPU Usage on Idle, it depends though.

Please scan your machine for spyware, virus or Malware using AVG antivirus.

Perform the entire scan, then install HighJackThis...

Scan the machine with the HTJ(^) and post the log here.

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Are these number's normal? Maybe I'm just not used to this from XP using about 200MB of RAM. I have 2GB DDR2 RAM and my GPU has 256MB. I can see the now. lol.http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/gMZPP...feat=directlinkhttp://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/4ckvY...feat=directlink

Answer:Idle Ram usage in Windows 7?

Hi

To me they seem right you might want to get more ram what bit are you running 32 or 64?

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Hello Everyone,

Firstly, please forgive me if any of the below requests are ignorant, I am new to the world of troubleshooting Windows 7 this thoroughly.

Overview:

I have had a perpetual issue with CPU Usage and have tried several different methods of eradicating the issue without much success. After a lot of trial and error I do believe the issue lies with open services/processes that I am not confident of disabling. Could someone please help me understand or locate the resource hog.

Specs:

I currently have a new system: AS ROCK Z77 OC Formula Motherboard, Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge, 2 x Velociraptor 10000 RPM HDDs, 1 x Seagate 1TB 5400 RPM HDD, 1 x 160GB Seagate 5400 RPM HDD, 16GB DDR3 RAM, Nvidia GTX 670 GPU (4GB Version).

Core Issue:

When I first installed Windows my CPU usage was 0 at idle, now its 15%-25% at idle, and I can’t seem to find out why. Some may say around 20% isn't that bad but this is how it started with my previous system and then towards the end i had it at 90%+ and i had NO way to resolve that, so i want to address this problem before it gets out of hand.

CoreTemp manifests the following:

Core 0: 46-49C
Core 1: 49-53C
Core 2: 46-49C
Core 3: 43-46C

Processes:

I have 83 processes running and my memory usage is 2.46GB.

Here are screenshots of my Process view:




I have no viruses detected and either way my PC is hardly 3 days old.

In Conclusion:

I immensely appreciate any help and if necessary am willing to ... Read more

Answer:CPU Usage High at idle...Please Help..

Here is a list of some very good suggestions. I would start with msconfig/Start Up and NON Microsoft Services.
Optimize Windows 7

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Finally got my beautiful machine. There is a problem though. After a couple of minutes after boot hot air starts to blow and Lenovo PM utulity shows CPU usage around 115% (!). Nothing has really been installed, apart from newest Avast and VLC. Couple of SAFE websites visited. Task Manager shows svchost using up 85% of CPU and there are several unknown to me services attached to this process. Certainly not something I have ever known. Has anyone experienced this? 

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whats up guys, i just reinstalled xp and my system is almost at bare essentials but for some odd reason my cpu usage is at 50% all the time and never drops below that. I ran hjt and the log was clean. i even posted it here and no one could find anything. I have no clue what it could be. Any ideas!!???

Thanks,
J

Answer:cpu usage high at idle

Easiest way to ID the culprit is to start the taskmanager and look down the list of services, a lot of open office progs seem to do this and other GNU licensed stuff, seems not to be as good as proclaimed, but taskmanager should soon tell you the culprit.

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I just recently built a pc

Specs:
Asus P8Z77-v deluxe
3770k-not oc'd yet
Gtx 660ti
2 Kingston Hyperx 128gb RAID 0
660w corsair PSU
16gb corsair memory


I installed windows 7 no problem. I went to the website for my mobo and downloaded all the latest drivers, installed them no problem. However when i am doing nothing the cpu is always at 3% and spikes to 5-9% EVERY few seconds. I looked in resource manager and see that "System interrupts" keeps moving to the top for cpu usage. I researched it and people said that is could be a driver issue. However, I installed all the drivers from the website.

My Asus G73SW that I just sold had the same things(even more) installed and the cpu ran at 0% idle and rarely jumped to 1%. Why is a machine with twice the computing power using more resources to run on idle

Any ideas would help

Answer:3770k idle never under 5% usage in WIn 7

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Originally Posted by monkey10120


2 Kingston Hyperx 128gb RAID 0




My guess is that it's your SSD RAID 0. As far as I'm concerned, SSD's are still in beta, no matter what the manufacturer's may say. I read a LOT of posts still (after what, 5 years) from people all having similar problems and manufacturers are still coming up with work-arounds, driver updates, blaming the BIOS, etc... so without really knowing any of the specifics and getting elbows-deep in the guts of your build, my first area of scrutiny would be your dual-SSD RAID.

Try pulling off both SSD's and install a standard HD in their place and see what happens.

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Hello Crew!!! I have been using a ThinkPad Z60t, running the OS WinXP Pro that came bundled with the Thinkvantage Software. I have had no problems with my computer for the two years I have been using it. I use it as much if not more then a traditional desktop, covering all aspects of my life, from business to gaming (although it is not a gaming comp, it does me fine). Recently, within the last week or so, I noticed a huge lag-like spike every minute or less, including when the system is idle and isn't playing anything. I ran McAfee as well as AdAware and found no issues out of the ordinary. After reading a few forumn posts, on other websites, I ran a processes check, with Microsoft based software "Sysinternals" and found that over 50-80% of my processor was being used by Deffered Procedure Calls (DPC's) and Hardware interrupts. I chose to reinitialize my entire system, back to factory settings, wiped it all. Guess what it is still doing it!!!!   I have completely updated my OS, and other forumns suggest that there is a hardware issue, or intermittent signal with the CPU or Motherboard, what can I do to test this theory or to find solutions, please help me!!!!!

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My computer is running slow 90% of the time. When I go into task manager it says that CPU usage is between 80% to 100% at all times even when im not using the computer. One day it works perfectly and for the next week I can barely even use it. Before I take it to a technician I was wondering if there was anything else I could try.

Things I have tried...

Updated all drivers on my computer
Used windows update to get all system updates
Used Msconfig and disabled all startup items. restarted and still slow.
Virus scans
Defrag
system cleanup
I even formated the computer once. It still crawls.

If there is anything you can think of or if you know what the problem is please please write back. This is unbearable and frustrating cause I cant figure it out. I would assume it was a motherboard or cpu problem but then the computer works perfectly for a few days. Thank you for reading.

Justin
 

Answer:100% CPU usage... 100% system idle...

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Hi,
My PC has been doin strange stuff in the last 30min...LAG. AS IN 100% CPU USAGE even when I'm not doing anything.
This may be because my computer has been on for like 10hours, restarted 10min ago, or an infection...
MY HTJ LOG INCLUDED!

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: 100% CPU Usage...When Idle :/

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Researching over the forums for this issue

Hi all, have this problem for a while now. I have 16GB of ram and usage is extremely high while PC is in idle. 99% ram usage and 70-80% quite often.When i start the computer it's fine and then it starts slowly to increase to as i said 70-80 and finally 99%. Computer doesn't lag or lacks of performance even when 99% of the ram is used ?! If you know how to fix that s..t pls aa and that happens in win 10 and win 7 also
I checked task manager to see which process uses that much memory but nothing appeared to be out of order. Could it be some kind of virus ?

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What may cause this to happen? my gpu usage sometime stays at 0, and sometimes it goes all the way up to 99% and stays there for 10-20 secs. sometimes it spikes and goes to 50-0-35-0-70-0 a.s.o and then it stops, and goes on like that. Im just afraid that it'll ruin my gpu since it does really heat up much more (up to 60 C) when the gpu usage goes up. And my normal idle is around 27-30 degrees. Is there anything wrong with my drivers? or may my cpu be the cause of this? i dont think it should unless i have any incorrect drivers installed. I'd be happy if you could respond with a proper answer that will make me realize what the problem is.

Gpu: Asus GTX 560 TI 2GB GDDR5 TOP OC: 985 Core Clock
CPU: Intel I5 650 3,33 GHZ W Boost.
RAM: 8 GB Kingston Ram
HDD: Hitachi 1TB HDS721010CLA332 7200 RPM
Case: NZXT Lexa S

Answer:GPU Usage Shifting on Idle

What are your background programs that are running when this is going on?

Also, it wont hurt your GPU at all.

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