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CPU usage running at 50% or more even at idle

Question: CPU usage running at 50% or more even at idle

Hey everyone, I have a fairly new computer I built with these specs.

Asus P8 Z77-V Pro
Intel Core I5-2500K 3.30 GHz running at 4.33GHz right now. The OC is very stable.
Asus GTX 670
16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 2133
Crucial M4 512 GB SSD
Win7 64bit OS

This computer was built mainly for gaming, but I have noticed BF4 crashing lately and found a lot of processes running, (over 100) and my CPU usage going from 0 to 5% at startup and then jumping to 50% or more later on. It then stays about 45 to 50% CPU usage even at idle.
I know most will say shut down processes in Windows Task Manager until you find the one hogging all the CPU cycles, but i've tried that without any luck. The computer runs fine so maybe i'm blowing this all out of proportion. But my CPU usage is always around 50% and nobody else i have compared it to has CPU usage of over 8% at idle.

Malware Bytes and MSE did find a Trojan or two last week but it tests clean now.

Does that amount of CPU usage sound normal and what can i do to figure out what is using it all?

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Preferred Solution: CPU usage running at 50% or more even at idle

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Answer: CPU usage running at 50% or more even at idle

Your system is infected. Clean install.

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So over the last month or so my computer was slowly starting to show symptoms. I fist noticed it when playing league. My fps went from a steady 250 to fluctuating between 60-160 fps causing random "attempting to reconnect" while the ping never moved. I spent a few weeks trying to diagnose when all of a sudden two nights ago it just starting running insanely slow. my mouse would do this slow motion acceleration thing when moving, bf4 started running between 14-26fps and in general it took forever to do simple tasks. My cpu was idling between 50-80% and loading a game would slam it to 100% consistently. I had a buddy look at it last night, and after extensive tests he said the hardware all checks out so he's pretty sure it's not a hardware issue. And after disabling all of my startup processes we've got it down to around 25-30% cpu at idle but it still wont do anything useful. when you load a game it still runs choppy. We also noticed when playing a game it seems to run almost smooth until you move the mouse to look around in game. Before this all started my cpu idled around 1-4% with all of my startup apps enabled.

Here are the computer specs.

mobo: Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0)
cpu: Intel Core i5-7600k
gpu: Zotac Nvidia Gefore Gtx 1060 6gb
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3000 CL15-16-16-35 1.35V 288PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:High CPU Usage at idle, Games now running at very low fps.

The "processes" tab of Task Manager ought to show what is consuming the CPU cycles.

And the answer is...?

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So over the last month or so my computer was slowly starting to show symptoms. I fist noticed it when playing league. My fps went from a steady 250 to fluctuating between 60-160 fps causing random "attempting to reconnect" while the ping never moved. I spent a few weeks trying to diagnose when all of a sudden two nights ago it just starting running insanely slow. my mouse would do this slow motion acceleration thing when moving, bf4 started running between 14-26fps and in general it took forever to do simple tasks. My cpu was idling between 50-80% and loading a game would slam it to 100% consistently. I had a buddy look at it last night, and after extensive tests he said the hardware all checks out so he's pretty sure it's not a hardware issue. And after disabling all of my startup processes we've got it down to around 25-30% cpu at idle but it still wont do anything useful. when you load a game it still runs choppy. We also noticed when playing a game it seems to run almost smooth until you move the mouse to look around in game. Before this all started my cpu idled around 1-4% with all of my startup apps enabled.

Here are the computer specs.

mobo: Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0)
cpu: Intel Core i5-7600k
gpu: Zotac Nvidia Gefore Gtx 1060 6gb
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3000 CL15-16-16-35 1.35V 288PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:High CPU Usage at idle, Games now running at very low fps.

The "processes" tab of Task Manager ought to show what is consuming the CPU cycles.

And the answer is...?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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So for some reason my CPU is always at around 50% idle. It says there are 54 processes running yet I can only see around 15 in the Processes tab... Anyway to fix this?

Hmm i used Temp Files cleaner, restarted, ended the process like LCORE for keyboard, razer, hamachi, poweriso and alike and it was 5% idle. Anyway, Firefox also tends to freeze up quite often too. I think my HDD could be failing but I am not sure, anyway to test HDD health?
 

Answer:Windows 7 CPU Usage @ 50% idle

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...toid=720bd20cacdec010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD links to SeaTools, which can deep-test several makes of HDD, not just Seagate.

Heavy CPU usage can indeed mean a HDD is dying (slowly). I expect it is something else though. Look at the the processes tab and click the 'show processes from all users' checkbox. Update your networking driver software to the latest version. Don't allow install of the singing-and-dancing bits of networking software. (The monitoring in other words - networks work or dont work in a pretty obvious way)

Also look at the services tab for most of what is going on.

This link http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic172991.html#post1103669 is for similar but not identical problems, and worth looking at for the techniques involved in sorting the problem out. Especially note Process Explorer post#4
 

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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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Ran Malware Byes Anti-Malware scan and Toolwiz Smart Defrag (when at worse). Defrag helps slightly but problem still persists (updated: intermittingly), doesn't stop completely.
I run Adblock too so not sure what the issue is?
Help please?
 
Updated: Does not run 100% cpu entire time bu

Answer:Windows 7 CPU usage at 100% after idle

Hi msims7 My name is Aura and I'll be assisting you with your issue. Do you know what process(es) is/are using the most CPU when 100% of it is being used? Also, follow the instructions below please.MiniToolBoxDownload MiniToolBox and move the file to your Desktop;Right-click on MiniToolBox.exe and select Run as Administrator (for Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 users);Check the following options: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 Errors;List Installed Programs;List Devices - Only Problems;List Users, Partitions and Memory size;Once this is done, click on Go and wait for the scan to complete;Once the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;

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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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It appears my HDD usage is very high even on idle. What information do I need to provide in order to receive help?

Answer:HDD usage very high even on idle

First bit of information we need. Are you facing any problems other than supposed "high usage" of [insert resource here].

Or is your computer running just fine and now we are chasing geese?

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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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Hey guys, recently my W10 PC seems to be using a fair bit of CPU. I noticed this because my Battlefield 1 fps appeared to have dropped. First thing I did was roll back my nvidia drivers to the previous version, but then I noticed my cpu usage. I seem to be using 35-45% cpu usage at idle. I've never seen it go below 35% (In safe mode its around 2-3%).

Things i've tried:
- Sfc scannow at boot (it found & fixed a few things)
- chkdsk /f at boot
- Stuff from here: Windows 10 High CPU Usage Fixes
- Superantispyware scan

Hopefully someone will be able to point me in the right direction!
Thanks!

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What the hell? How does that happen?
 

Answer:High CPU usage despite Idle at 99%?

Are you on a dual core machine? Or something with more than one core or CPU? If so, bring up Task Manager, click the Performance tab, click View on the menu bar, select CPU History and make sure "One Graph Per CPU" is selected. That way you get to see all your cores. This is the most common reason Task Manager will show conflicting CPU usage reports just like yours.

If you're not on a dual core machine/dual CPU, then something is seriously wrong. Try running System File Checker from the Run box: Start - Run - sfc /scannow (press Enter). If any files are corrupt in your machine, it'll need the XP CD to restore them to original digitally signed states.

Hope this helps...
 

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Hi all,

I've got a problem with my PC - I've searched high and low but can't find a solution - any help would be really appreciated.

When it's idle I noticed that my CPU usage was hovering around the 20% mark (I only noticed as I could hear my CPU fan speed up). As soon as I move the mouse to turn the (blank screen) screensaver off, the CPU goes back to 0% usage.

I'm trying to track down the offending process using Process Monitor (in particular the Event Profiling option). The process that is affecting my CPU is svchost.exe - which I know is the host for a number of services. I checked the PID and using Task Manager, checked what processes this particular one was hosting:

UxSms
UmRdpService
TrkWks
SysMain
PcaSvc
Netman
IPBusEnum
hidserv
AudioEndpointBuilder

I also filtered my Process Monitor log to see events that were logged to that svchost.exe. What I found was an entry for every single directory on my C and D drives - see the following extract:

svchost.exe
1136
CreateFile
D:\MY DOCUMENTS\My Music\Music\FLEETWOOD MAC\RUMOURS (EXPANDED & REMASTERED) - DISC 1
SUCCESS
Desired Access: Read Data/List Directory, Synchronize, Disposition: Open, Options: Directory, Synchronous IO Non-Alert, Complete If Oplocked, Open For Backup, Attributes: n/a, ShareMode: Read, Write, Delete, AllocationSize: n/a, Impersonating: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM, OpenResult: Opened


svchost.exe
1136
SetBasicInformationFile
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Answer:CPU usage high at idle

Don't know what the logged events mean, but I think you may have a scheduled task that is set up to run when the computer is idle. If you can find that task you may be able to solve it. I don't know a way to find tasks that run when idle except to open every task and check its conditions and that's too difficult. But if you open a command prompt (cmd.exe) and run this you'll get a list of all running tasks:

schtasks /query | find "Running"

But chances are that when you run it after the computer is in idle, the task will stop. Put the code below in a text file and save it as .bat When you run it it will list all running tasks every 30 seconds, and it will include a time stamp too.

Code:
@ECHO OFF
:LOOP
TIME /T
schtasks /query | find "Running"
TIMEOUT /T 30
GOTO LOOP
And try Process Explorer, also from Sysinternals, instead of Task Manager. It's much better!

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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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Hi

I have an issue with my CPU where CPU1 will stay at 60-100 % work rate when idle, and CPU2 is staying at around 20-60%. The rest are staying low at around 0-10% with a few minor spikes here and there.

I have unparked all my cores to try and get the latter ones to take some of the work away from number 1 and 2, but it doesn't seem to help much. I'm wondering what could be causing this. Im gonna give you a picture showing how this doesnt add up from my point of view, and i'll write my specs down.

Fyi my main problem is when i try to run games like Arma 3 (which has pretty horrible single threaded CPU usage as i understand it) and it doesnt have any juice to work with as it's only using my already overworked CPU1 and maybe a bit of CPU2.

Another odd thing to note is that the game runs smooth sometimes, and other times the FPS is so low when i enter the game and throughout the game that it's basically unplayable.

Specs:
- Intel Core i7-2600K CPU @3.40GHz
- 16 GB ram, 1600mhz
- 2x AMD Radeon HD 6900 crossfired
- 800W Cooler Master silent pro gold
64 bit windows
 

Answer:High (idle) CPU usage

First....I see you are using MSI afterburner, turn that off and see what happens. Next...I see you have and AMD 6900 series GPU and you're running the Crimson driver package for it (is that the BETA driver)....not possible as those 4xxx, 5xxx and 6xxx series GPU have been labeled as Legacy cards and no further support is available and the last known driver for them is the 15.7.1 package. That might be your issue right there.

I'd start off with turning off AfterBurner and then installing the correct GPU driver and then check your results.

http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop/legacy?product=legacy3&os=Windows 10 - 64
 

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Hey guys,

Here is my rig:
Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
4 GB of ddr2 at 1066mhz
Intel Core 2 Quad G9450 2.66ghz, 12mb L2
Nvidia Geforce 9800 gx2, 1gb
EVGA 750i FTW SLI motherboard
antec 900 case

Here's my problem:

I will be running Vista Ultimate with few processes and only using about 25%-30% of my 4gb of RAM. However, randomly, the RAM will skyrocket to at least 77% and there aren't any programs which could possible be utilizing that RAM that are on my pc. (Seriously what program could initialize taht would use 2 gb of memory off the bat).

I figured it might be some gay spyware or crap, but I have Kaspersky Anti-virus 2009, and a 64 bit operating system. Plus, I do not go to promiscuous website which would attract that crap, so I have no second thought of this being spyware.

Another thought. The RAM only caps out when the pc has been powered on for over an hour...

This is sucks and I have to restart the pc to reset the RAM, and I would just like to fix this. Please help.

~Kyle
 

Answer:Solved: RAM Usage While Idle is over 77%

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Hello.

I have been having this issue for a bit of time now actually. My PC used to run between 0% and 5% idle, and it still does until it's finished loading everything from boot. It's almost as if there's some software running in the background or something that I can't see, because all programs shown in the Task Manager show 0% usage.

I recently cleaned out my PC and re-applied thermal paste to the CPU, and there was no change. I also did a ton of malware scans and such yesterday with Malwarebytes, RogueKiller, Eset online scanner, and Adware Clean. RogueKiller found a couple of PUP's and Adware Clean found a couple too, and they were removed. No change from that either.

So now I am stumped. As far as I know, it simply looks like nothing is making my CPU do that, but that can't be. There must be something going on, but I surely haven't a clue. Can anyone suggest something?

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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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For some reason I have 2GB (out of 4GB) of RAM being and my laptop is slow in general. Even typing this it's lagging.

I take it this could be a virus?

Answer:High RAM Usage at idle

or you're antivirus... LOL

can you post a list of softwares you installed?

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Hey guys, I was wondering if this amount of RAM usage was normal, for just idling after startup:

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...terStartup.png

To me, this seems pretty high and it can go anywhere between what you see here and 1.70GB at times! I notice many systems on here through screenshots being at or well under 1GB for just idling and not doing anything directly after startup, except for mine. I realize my notebook is a multi-touch touchscreen paired with a mutli-gesture mouse pad gizmo and that both must demand more system resources on account of these features than the standard would, but I don?t think those alone should be eating up that much of my RAM.

With that said, how to I pinpoint what is eating all of my RAM and what can I do to get this figure down under 1GB for system idle?

Before we go on let me address this first and foremost, I have NOT messed with startup threads/programs yet because I just don?t know what they are, what they do and if they HAVE to be ran directly at startup or not for the system to run. If you can help me through this as well I would be very grateful and will screenshot what you need to see in order to tell me what to get rid of and what to keep, if necessary.

Currently, this is not interfering with any of my computing tasks, but to be perfectly frank it scares me that my RAM skyrockets to a solid 3GB load doing nothing but playing simple flashgames in Furefox! Same thing for Sims 2 and Sims 3 ? that def... Read more

Answer:Idle System RAM/CPU Usage

Hi,
I would like to see the Processors tab in task manager for starters.
It shows you have 87 processes going on after 5 min into your startup.
That is alot of garbage running in the background.
1.Do you have anything in your startup menu?
2. Could it be Media Center updating it database?
3. What virus protection do you have? Do you have it set to scan on bootup?

Here is a picture of mine to show you what my CPU and 2GB of memory is going right now.

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Didn't find an answer in forums so will post. All applications closed and system is idle but ram is always over 50%. What's up with that? I'm between beginner and intermediate.
When I go to task manager there are tons of stuff listed that I have no clue what they are, most have 00 so I guess they aren't doing anything.

Acer Aspire 7720
Windows Ultimate
2GB RAM
250GB HD
Intel Core 2 Duo, T5250, 1.5 GHz, 667 MHz
Temp. is 112 - 115

Thanks, Don
 

Answer:Solved: ram usage over 50% when idle!

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I know that you need to know what my set up may be but think of this question for face value. What kind of CPU usage percenatge would be normal for no programs running besides Windows 7, the AV

Thanks
 

Answer:question on idle cpu usage

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Mine is 40% with samurize, avast antivirus and firefox.

Answer:What should be the ram usage at idle status

Hello Kintomaniac,

With 2GB of RAM, I would say that would probably be about right.

I have 8GB, and I'm sitting at 20% on average.

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How do I decrease it ?
Of all the PCs I have seen, mine seems to be the highest. Generally it is around 800mb to 1.3gb on average IMO.
I have checked Task manager and no program is using this much ram ? So what's eating it so much ?

Answer:1.7-1.8 gb RAM usage at idle [Win 7 64bit]

I wouldn't consider 800Mb to 1.3 GB RAM usage on startup with a 64 bit OS as either unusual or abnormal. I wouldn't be concerned.

Adding up the items in the memory usage column rarely provides meaningful results. The default numbers do not show full usage of the process and there are very significant users of memory that are not processes.

Memory usage in any modern OS is highly dynamic. The memory manager will always try to assign memory where it will do the most good to maximize performance. It will always try to find some use for as much memory as possible. Unused memory is wasted memory. Memory usage at bootup may seem high but that is only because there is currently no better use for it. Starting a large application will result in this usage being trimmed back as needed, drastically if necessary.

You could post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab but I really don't think anything is wrong.

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Hi guys,
When I open Windows Task Manager the numbers in CPU never seem to add up to the 50% that it says it's being using, so I'm not sure what process is hogging it. Once I open Chrome, it can go up to 80-90%.
Also when I'm in chrome and I enter an url it seems to take longer than usual and even not going to the address just staying in the blank page.
 
I got told that I should include screenshots from both task manager and process explorer.
 
PS: I'm a new user but I'm a bit tech savy and my most fear is that it is the beginning of hard disk failure.

 

 
 

Answer:High CPU usage even when idle (50%>)

Hello FrekkonYour Kaspersky is running very high. Uninstall and re install it. Have your product key handy.Some errors might occur when removing Kaspersky Lab products via the Start Menu or Control Panel. As a result the application may not remove correctly or remnants of the application may remain in the system.To fully remove the installed Kaspersky Lab product, use the Kavremover utility. Note that the utility deletes all activation data and you will need to activate your product after reinstalling.

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Hey can anyone help me i thought formatting would help ..i changed my psu even that didnt help.i use windows7 ultimate..even when my system is idle the CPU utilization is 60% when i run additional programs the system restarts...i tried killing processes which occupied high cpu but some other process would occupy 50% again
i uploaded the screenshot of my task manager.....
Please help me..
TQ..

Answer:Cpu usage high even when cpu is idle

click on show from all users maximize the box and post another screeshot

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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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my ram usage is sky high on nothing have 6gig W7

if u need me to download and post anything pls just ask so i can fix the problem.

i uploaded my Task manager Processes, Performance and Resource Monitor memory.

Answer:High RAM Usage At Idle 80% on Nothing

Question : Do you oftely use software or games that are memory intensive? If so, Windows preloads them in memory so they load faster. That's the only explanation I have. The others will probably have more ideas though.

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Hello,

First, this is not spyware. I have run every cleaner known to man, and followed advise on the hijackthis forum when i thought this was a spyware problem. MY COMPUTER IS CLEAN.

What is happening is, looking at the task manager the system idle process will be at 98-99%, which means there should only be 1-2% left at idle for other processes, but the CPU usage jumps and varies from 20-40%, while the system idle process is at 99%. Weird.

I ran memtest86, and it is not a memory problem. I am wondering if i have a conflict with my IRQ's? Could this be eating up my processor in the background? Here are my conflicts:

I/O Port 0x00000000-0x00000CF7 PCI bus
I/O Port 0x00000000-0x00000CF7 Direct memory access controller

I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/PM Express PCI Express Root Port - 2591
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600

IRQ 16 Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/PM Express PCI Express Root Port - 2591
IRQ 16 ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600
IRQ 16 Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM PCI Express Root Port - 2660
IRQ 16 Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller
IRQ 16 Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2658
IRQ 16 Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 265C
IRQ 16 Silicon Image SiI 3512 SATARaid Controller
IRQ 16 SigmaTel C-Major Audio

IRQ 17 Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2659
IRQ 17 Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
IRQ 17 Conexant D110 MDC V.9x Modem

Memory Addres... Read more

Answer:System idle 99% with 20-40 CPU Usage

I recently had this very same problem. Having a very humble AMD Athlon 1700xp, 256Mb ram system meant that it was very very restricting.

I found the problem to be McAfee's security suite. Likewise Norton Internet Security, in my experience, is extremely system intensive. After removing McAfee everything was back to normal.

Check the processes list in Task Manager. This should also give you an idea about what's causing the problems.

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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
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = h... Read more

Answer:Cpu Usage High when Idle #2

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Hi all, have this problem for a while now. Ram usage is extremely high while PC is in idle.I have 16GB and 99% ram usage and 70-80% is 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:(

Answer:High RAM usage in idle ?

You might have the problem I had earlier in the year. BC helped me fix it with the microsoft link. The other link is my post last feb. Looking in task manager you should be able to find whatever it is that is hogging the memory.http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,153868.0.htmlhttps://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2889748However its very odd that the issue affects Windows 10 as well on same system. Guessing you scanned for virus's and its clean.

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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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IN recent weeks I have commenced experiencing what appears to be a "hogging" of my resources. It first manifested itself during typing of simple email messages. One or 2 lines of type on the monitor screen would follow in sync with the keyboard and then, suddenly, the cursor would stop even though I continued to type. Sometimes it would approach as much as a minute before it would catch up to where I was on the keyboard. I also noted these interruptions in scrolling, in backspacing, etc. Today I was in Task Manager and noted that there were 51 processes listed and even though no programs were running the CPU usage indicator for one of the processes, "System Idle Process", was jumping back and forth between 00 and 100% (all the others were holding steady at 00 or thereabouts). I am networked (2 computers) with a router and builtin firewall. I'm also using Norton Anti-Virus and Zone Alarm Pro. Frequent scans for viruses show up nothing. I also frequently run Spybot & Destroy, Spy Sweeper, and Ad-Aware. So I don't believe it's a result of hacking. What else could it be? Can someone tell me what the "System Idle Process" represents and what kind of readings should it be showing when nothing is running? I have a fairly fast processor (1.5 Gb), 256 MB Ram, and am running XP Pro.
 

Answer:Excessive CPU Usage When Idle

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Hello - Can anyone tell me how much power an idle PC draws? When a pc is idle what would use the power (apart from the fan)?
 

Answer:Power usage of an idle PC?

I've been told about the same as a 100-watt light bulb - but I cannot prove it. The system continues to power the memory, and offer power to the peripheral devices, and it continues to monitor itself - how else would it know to wake up when you hit the mouse or keyboard ?
 

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I don't have much running in my processes, but I just noticed a few days ago I can hear my RAM squeaking away like when the computer is really trying to work hard like when I'm processing video or something, but now it's doing it all time. Under the task manager it says my CPU Usage is 50% constantly. I ran a full scan with Kaspersky and it didn't find anything, I have a hijack this log if it helps. Any ideas?

Thanks!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:18:30 PM, on 9/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvraidservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009\avp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2H1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\Wcescomm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\rapimgr.exe
C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\apcsystray.exe
C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\W... Read more

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I found out that my computer uses 58% ram when idle. I would like to know how I fix this and what is causing it to be this high. My computer currently has 16gbs of ram. Here are some screenshots from task manager. http://imgur.com/a/aKsMZ
 

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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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Hello, here is my problem. Starting on Friday (the 13th... go figure), my virus scanner (McAfee) detected the trojan "generic PWS.y" and tried to delete it, and then computer suddenly started to lag a lot and the temperature was a lot higher than normal, so I opened the task manager and found out that around 50% of the CPU was being used at all times (this fluctuates; rarely it dips to the 30% range but it is almost always at 50% or slightly higher when idle; when applications are running, obviously it goes much higher). From an online database I determined that none of the running processes were known viruses/worms/whatever.

Since then I have tried dusting out the inside of the case, running McAfee virus scan, running Lavasoft's Ad-Aware, defragging, running McAfee again in safe mode, running Windows Defender, using CCleaner, and running BitDefender's online scanner, but nothing changed. BitDefender did find the Generic PWS.y worm again, located at C:\Windows\system32\sdqnike.dll (but it could not be removed). This same path was labelled "suspicious" by Panda ActiveScan.

Since then I have done the five steps (with the exception of downloading IE Spyad, since the links provided did not work for some reason). The CPU (an Athlon 64 X2 dual-core) is still using around 50% when idle, and I'd greatly appreciate any help you can provide. Please be aware that I am not particularly good with computers, so if more information is needed, please tell me what it... Read more

Answer:CPU usage always around 50% when idle, may be due to malware

BUMP, please.

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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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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 ?

Answer:RAM usage too high in idle ?

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing memory info.

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I'm wondering if my idle ram is normal for Windows 10. It's using about 1.2-1.5GB on idle without any programs running.

On Windows 8 it my idle usage was 900MB - 1.1GB with no programs running and with all the same programs installed.

So is that a normal amount for windows 10? Does W10 just utilise more ram?

How much memory is windows 10 using for you?

Answer:Windows 10 Idle RAM Usage

JOGAN said:



I'm wondering if my idle ram is normal. It's using about 1.3-1.5GB on idle without any programs running.

On windows 8 it my idle usage was 900MB - 1.1GB with no programs running and with all the same programs installed.

So is that a normal amount for windows 10? Does it just utilise more ram?

How much memory is windows 10 using for you?



My system uses around 1.6 GB while at idle.

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Hey there. My name is Josh and I hope you guys can help me.

For some reason or another, my computer will randomly slow down and start eating away at my disk and cpu.
I can't pinpoint a particular program that causes it, but I'm usually running Firefox when it happens (I almost always have Firefox open) although it's happened even when Firefox isn't running.
When I check my Task Manger/Resource Monitor it shows a constant 99% CPU usage, but combined the programs only show using up to 3% of the CPU (Not counting System Idle Process of course)
The slowdown stutters back and forth, so sometimes I can move the mouse and click, but then 5 seconds later it's frozen up again.
During this time, Resource Monitor shows spiking Disk usage on my HDD and it's always (when it's there at all) from pagefile.sys.
It has some read I/O activity that's usually below 40,000 B/min, but the write I/O activity can regularly show between 50,000,000 and 100,000,000 B/min.
Thanks for any help you can give me!!!

Not sure if it matters, but here are my system specs:
EVGA 790i Ultra SLI
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz
OCZ 2x1gb DDR3-1600 7-7-7-24-2T
2 x EVGA 8800 GT in SLI
Primary HDD: Western Digital 250gb SATA-150

And here is my HiJackThis log text:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:29:47 PM, on 9/1/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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 Can anyone help?My pc crashes (BSOD) quite regularly & has done almost since I bought it.The co. went bust shortly after I got it so I couldn't ask them.I've noticed that when the system is idling the CPU usage is going between 0% & 35%, could this be why it is crashing & if so can I sort it easily?I've reinstalled Windows twice already & changed the ram.System is Carrera Octan 64 ProRunning XP Home160GB HD (only 1/3 used)1.5GB ramAny help/advice appreciated  

Answer:System Idle CPU Usage

It's normal for the system usage meter to jump around periodically. Can you please send us your HiJackThis Logfile to help us better assist you? If you need the link to download it, go here: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html ...Flame

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Hello,
Basically I noticed that my PC has a lot of RAM used but no program is using the RAM - see attached screenshots. Obviously it doesnt really affect me until I launch a game: eg GTA 5 which before ran happily at 60 and is now stuck on less than 1 FPS when I get into the game (even after spending like 20 minutes in lag hell to try to reduce all the settings to the lowest)
However Rainbow Six Siege runs at 120 FPS with no issues, so GTA may be an isolated incident.


(Also important to note I only have 8Gb of RAM, even though it says */16.0GB for the committed memory)

Specs are:
Computer type:PC/DesktopOS:Windows 10CPU:Intel Core i5 3570kMotherboard:ASUSTek P8H61-M LE/USB3Memory:8Gb(2x Corsair 4Gb 1600mhz Vengeance) DDR3 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9Graphics Card(s):NVIDIA GeForce GTX970Sound Card:Onboard 7.1 Audio (Realtek)Hard Drives:1Tb ST1000DM003-9YN162 ATA Device
1Tb Hitachi HDE721010SLA330 ATA DevicePSU:XFX PRO850WCase:Zalman Z11Cooling:Corsair H60 Water Cooler

Please help!

Answer:High RAM usage while idle

You might also want to post a screenshot of your start ups.

Cortana seems to be using a lot of memory for just being idle. If this is not being used, perhaps you might want to disable that. Your CPU also seems high for just being idle. I don't know if this 'jumped' while you took the screen image, but to me it appears that in these three images, your CPU load ranged between 15 - 36%, which seems high for your processor during basically idle time. You might want to boot into SafeMode and see what things look like. See HERE.

I would think you should see a noticeable drop in resource usage while in SafeMode. If that is the case, then it might be some software conflict.

You might have to disable one start up at a time, then test your system. If no change, go back and enable it, then disable the next one in line.

You might also be experiencing some memory leak some place, that might be the cause. However, you would have to identify which program or application. If you recently installed something just before the problem began, that might be a place to begin.

There is something that might help, at least until you get this sorted out. There's a free program called CleanMem.

I have used it for years, and I do have it on my Win-10 machine as well, although it does not indicate that it's compatible with win-10 (yet).

It will force the release of unused memory every 'X' amount of time. It's defaulted to every 15 minutes, but I have mine set for every five minutes. When... Read more

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Hey guys I'd like to know how to be able to minimise the RAM my system is using to be able to save more ram for games. Anyone have some ideas? I've got 1gig but without anything running I'm sitting at around 300mb of RAM at idle. With Windows XP SP2 Home Edition.

Thanks

By the way why does this forum have such a nice font compared to other sites? I just copied it into Word and it's saying it's Times New Roman but it looks so much better than other sites using Times New Roman.

Cheers guys
 

Answer:Minimising idle RAM usage?

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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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Hey guys, recently my W10 PC seems to be using a fair bit of CPU. I noticed this because my Battlefield 1 fps appeared to have dropped. First thing I did was roll back my nvidia drivers to the previous version, but then I noticed my cpu usage. I seem to be using 35-45% cpu usage at idle. I've never seen it go below 35% (In safe mode its around 2-3%).

Things i've tried:
- Sfc scannow at boot (it found & fixed a few things)
- chkdsk /f at boot
- Stuff from here: Windows 10 High CPU Usage Fixes
- Superantispyware scan

Hopefully someone will be able to point me in the right direction!
Thanks!

Answer:High CPU Usage at Idle

Hi, wsappax is related to Store apps (universal apps).

I'm wondering why explorer is using so much CPU time.

System and Compressed memory should normally be using negligible CPU time.

Presumably Defender (Antimalware) is active 'cos of other activity.

2-3% CPU use in Safe Mode is high... can you post a screenshot of your task manager in Safe Mode?

wsappax:
If you expand the selection, one, two or even three Windows services are listed: Windows Store Service (WSService), Client License Service (ClipSVC) and AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC).

AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC)
Provides infrastructure support for deploying Store applications. This service is started on demand and if disabled Store applications will not be deployed to the system, and may not function properly.

Client License Service (ClipSVC)
Provides infrastructure support for the Microsoft Store. This service is started on demand and if disabled applications bought using Windows Store will not behave correctly.

Windows Store Service (WSService)
Provides infrastructure support for Windows Store. This service is started on demand and if disabled applications bought using Windows Store will not behave correctly.

====================================
You have 0 internet activity, so this is nothing to do with app updates.
A quick search on wsappx and CPU use does not suggest an immediate solution. I've found nothing on this forum on wsappx.

Have you recently installed any new apps since th... Read more

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Hey,
Why is my ram usage so high, it wasn't like this before I updated origin. Now its just stupidly high on idle.
click here

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Hello,
Basically I noticed that my PC has a lot of RAM used but no program is using the RAM - see attached screenshots. Obviously it doesnt really affect me until I launch a game: eg GTA 5 which before ran happily at 60 and is now stuck on less than 1 FPS when I get into the game (even after spending like 20 minutes in lag hell to try to reduce all the settings to the lowest)
However Rainbow Six Siege runs at 120 FPS with no issues, so GTA may be an isolated incident.


(Also important to note I only have 8Gb of RAM, even though it says */16.0GB for the committed memory)

Specs are:
Computer type:PC/DesktopOS:Windows 10CPU:Intel Core i5 3570kMotherboard:ASUSTek P8H61-M LE/USB3Memory:8Gb(2x Corsair 4Gb 1600mhz Vengeance) DDR3 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9Graphics Card(s):NVIDIA GeForce GTX970Sound Card:Onboard 7.1 Audio (Realtek)Hard Drives:1Tb ST1000DM003-9YN162 ATA Device
1Tb Hitachi HDE721010SLA330 ATA DevicePSU:XFX PRO850WCase:Zalman Z11Cooling:Corsair H60 Water Cooler

Please help!

Answer:High RAM usage while idle

You might also want to post a screenshot of your start ups.

Cortana seems to be using a lot of memory for just being idle. If this is not being used, perhaps you might want to disable that. Your CPU also seems high for just being idle. I don't know if this 'jumped' while you took the screen image, but to me it appears that in these three images, your CPU load ranged between 15 - 36%, which seems high for your processor during basically idle time. You might want to boot into SafeMode and see what things look like. See HERE.

I would think you should see a noticeable drop in resource usage while in SafeMode. If that is the case, then it might be some software conflict.

You might have to disable one start up at a time, then test your system. If no change, go back and enable it, then disable the next one in line.

You might also be experiencing some memory leak some place, that might be the cause. However, you would have to identify which program or application. If you recently installed something just before the problem began, that might be a place to begin.

There is something that might help, at least until you get this sorted out. There's a free program called CleanMem.

I have used it for years, and I do have it on my Win-10 machine as well, although it does not indicate that it's compatible with win-10 (yet).

It will force the release of unused memory every 'X' amount of time. It's defaulted to every 15 minutes, but I have mine set for every five minutes. When... Read more

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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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Hi all, have this problem for a while now. Ram usage is extremely high while PC is in idle.I have 16GB and 99% ram usage and 70-80% is 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:(

Answer:High RAM usage in idle ?

You might have the problem I had earlier in the year. BC helped me fix it with the microsoft link. The other link is my post last feb. Looking in task manager you should be able to find whatever it is that is hogging the memory.http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,153868.0.htmlhttps://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2889748However its very odd that the issue affects Windows 10 as well on same system. Guessing you scanned for virus's and its clean.

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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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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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Hey guys,

My sister recently noticed a drop in performance from her laptop.
She asked me for help and I tried to fix it but it seems I lack knowledge about the problem.
So here I am asking for help from anyone who might know how to fix this.

When on her laptop I did the following things:
I closed all programs in the taskbar and went to the processes tab.
There I found out about explorer.exe using 20 percent of the cpu.
I searched the internet for a fix for the problem.
I have scanned her computer with Microsoft Security Essentials and also tried CMD sfc scannow.

I ended up using Process Explorer. With that program I managed to kill the explorer.exe thread that uses the 20 percent of the cpu. So while that fixed the problem, every time she restarts the laptop the problem comes back.

So I hope someone can tell me how to permanently fix this without completely reinstalling Windows.
Thanks.

Answer:Explorer.exe 20% cpu usage when idle

Hollande25

Run DDS to see what you have running

Click here DDS

Click on Download Now button

When the download is complete . Drag the DDS program from the Downloads folder to your Desktop

Right-click the DDS icon on the Desktop choose Run as administrator to run the tool.

Place a check next to attact.txt and click Start . When done, DDS will open two logs
DDS.txt
Attach.txt

Save two logs onto your desktop and upload them with your reply

Don't zip the Attach.txt file even though it says to

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Hi there,
 
I found this forum when my laptop was infected by qvo6, and I've removed that hijacker successfully using the instructions here (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-qvo6.com-browser-hijacker), thanks very much to all the volunteers!
 
Not sure if I'm being more sensitive to my laptop's changes because of the qvo6 incident, but recently I've found that my CPU usage is always high - at least 50% even when I'm not running any programs.
 
When I open Windows Task Manager the numbers in CPU never add up to 50%, so I'm not sure what process is hogging it. Once I open Chrome, it can go up to 80-90%, which hasn't really happened before (I usually can use Chrome, Firefox, iTunes, Microsoft Word simultaneously without any problems).
 
Would someone be able to help me with this? As mentioned, when my laptop was infected with qvo6, I ran iExplore, adwcleaner, malwarebytes and the scans are clear except for a "##### C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\XX_clean\prefs.js"
 
Appreciate any advice, thanks in advance!
 
ETA: First time user here, so please let me know if it's not the right forum for this issue.

Answer:High CPU usage (50% even when idle)

Please post a screenshot of Task Manager...which reflects this high usage.
 
Louis

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My PHBs laptop has gone crazy - or something more sinister.

CPU is maxed out on the "System" process. Shutting down never fully completes - system hangs and mouse pointer does not move. Only the default wallpaper and the mouse cursor is on the screen.

According to him, he was giving a PowerPoint presentation using a data projector when the battery died. Back at the office the machine was plugged back into the docking station to charge up. After switching on, it was very "sluggish". He called me to fix it. First thing I noticed was the 100% CPU usage.

OK. What I've done so far:

Scanned for viruses and grayware - Trendmicro Officescan Corporate - nothing.
Scanned for spyware - Spybot S&D - a few tracking cookies.
Checked the event log - nothing unusual.
Checked device manager - no malfunctioning devices.
Checked "System Information" - IRQs, Conflicts, etc.
Cleaned out temp folders.
Turned off everything I can think of - e.g. system restore, hibernate, stopped MSSQL, BOINC, screensaver, etc.
Ran chkdsk.
Removed and re-seated the RAM and HDD.

Ran Process Expolorer which reports the following:

System Idle Process
--Interupts ~30% CPU
--DPCs ~55% CPU
--System ~15% CPU

If I start a Spybot S&D scan, ProExp reports that it (SpybotSD.exe) uses up to 96% CPU - so the above processes "back off" completely.
If I stop scanning, Task Manager shows the "kernel times" go from 5-10% while scanning to ~98... Read more

Answer:XP SP2 hp laptop. 100% CPU usage when idle.

Does the same thing happen when logged in as a different user (or Administrator)? Also, does it happen in Safe Mode?

Sounds like you've already done the main checks. What I might try at this point is just leaving it sat there over the weekend (turn off any screensavers, etc), see if the process that's running finishes whatever it's trying to do, then check Event Viewer and see if you can work out what it was doing.

I might also be tempted to temporarily install a distributed computing project, like [email protected] or similar, and see if that runs -- because it's set on the LOW priority, I'd be interested to see if it gets a chance to do anything at all, or if this rouge process is actually taking up all the resources for a reason, if you see what I mean.

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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

Quote:





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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Here is my log


Quote:




Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:22, on 07-09-22
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\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit\bin\SRVANY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit\bin\SCTThresholdMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ATKKBService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3dsMax8\mentalray\satellite\raysat_3dsmax8server.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Fil... Read more

Answer:Frequent CPU 100% usage jump while idle

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Is it just me or does the CPU usage of Windows Defender ramp up to an absurd level when you leave your system idle? AFAIK, when your system is idle, Windows Defender will execute a number of tasks that range from scanning to updating itself.

I literally could not go to sleep the other night because my fans would continuously start up every time I got back into bed. Eventually, I figured out it was msmpeng.exe, and the only way to stop it was to disable real-time protection in Windows Defender. Even disabling all of the related entries in Task Scheduler wouldn't stop it.
 

Answer:Windows Defender CPU Idle Usage

No it's not unusual. It glitches out quite a bit with the high CPU usage that basically never goes down. I've since disabled it and relied heavily on its true successor MSE which does a much better job than Defender ever has. It can be tricky disabling though. Been a long time since I've done it but I remember I had to go through some hoops.

Really is an annoying glitch.
 

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My CPU usage used to be 10% at idle (using no high-CPU apps) even after I upgraded Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro.

After Windows 10 Anniversary Updates however, my CPU usage skyrocketed 4 times higher, so now it's around 40% at idle.

I have done full anti-virus scans (Webroot) and anti-malware scans (Malwarebytes), and both report no problems.

-How do I locate and fix this high-CPU-usage problem?

*Below is a screen shot of my Processes tab at idle in Task Manager (sorted in its CPU column by descending usage):

With my 40% CPU usage, there's also an odd change in the Details tab in Task Manager and I wonder if this is a clue.

In our other (10%-CPU-usage) Windows 10 Anniversary PCs, the total of the CPU column in Details tab is about 100% (due to rounding). In my 40%-CPU-usage PC, the total is only 73%.

*Below is a screen shot of my Details tab at idle in Task Manager (sorted in the CPU column by descending usage):

Thanks for any help you can provide

Answer:How fix 4-times-higher CPU usage at idle?

I have tried to summarize my problem.

Is there other information I could provide to get some ideas to help solve my problem?

I've tried 3 of the 4 Methods here, but the post is old, and they didn't work:
Windows 10 High CPU Usage Fixes

Would greatly appreciate any suggestions.

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Hello,

A week ago, i noticed my hard drives makes small littles noises when i'm doing nothing on the computer; every few seconds, the disk makes slight noises..usually it is dead silent.

i tried to remember what happened on the computer around that time and here it is :
-internet explorer update.
-adobe reader and flash updates.
-some windows updates.
-a windows 10 update that i had to hide otherwise it would have installed windows 10.

the cpu usage goes around 0 to 5- 6 %, like usual i think. i haven't noticed any slowdowns during applications and gaming.
i don't seem to have more processus running than before (52).
i tried to see the disk usage using the ressource monitor and here is a screen shot at idle : Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

it would seem that the service System (PID4 ) is constantly writing something at roughly 10k octet by seconds. i don't know if it is normal and if it was the same value before the problem.
i don't know what to think of the info regarding disk activity below that.
Any idea of what i should do to shut down those noises? is that disk activity normal? (maybe it should be at 0)..

Thank you for your time.

Answer:Constant low disk usage in idle

I would scan with MBAM

The free version has the same scanner as the paid.
Something writing data like clockwork and it wasn't doing it before makes me suspect one of the updates. If MBAM comes up clean then the only way to rule out the updates is to remove the new ones one by one.

That's the main reason I don't update unless it is a Service Pack. It is too easy to break something when you make multiple modifications at once.

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Hello, So I was copying a large group of files (400 gigs) to an external drive, it was about 150 gigs in when the PC crashed ( i believe due to MSI usb speed up), i've since removed the MSI program but CPU usage stays at 100% from the moment the PC turns on, however system idle process shows it's using most everything which is good, and PC perfomance is normal and unlike if CPU usage was actually 100%, but I can't figure out how to fix this, any suggestions or tips would be so helpful, I've attached screen shots showing 100% usage but every program running doesn't add up to near that and system idle showing everything mostly idle. Thanks!!!!!

Answer:CPU usage 100% but system idle process says otherwise

If its worth noting performance manager also only shows ~10% usage

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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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I've just done a factory reset on my Aspire One 725 laptop, and am getting serious performance issues. Opening a web browser (IE, Firefox or Chrome) takes 25-35 seconds. Opening MS Word takes 25 seconds, etc... Task Manager shows very high CPU usage even when the machine is idle (often sitting between 80-100% for a few minutes at a time, when NO applications are open in Task Manager). The list of Processes in Task Manager does not show anything using significant CPU however - just taskmgr.exe @2% and dwm.exe @1%. I have installed AVG anti-virus (free edition), but have temporarily disabled it and the CPU continued to sit at 90-100%. There was/is no AV scan running. I read somewhere that an old battery can cause problems on Acer laptops, but I tried removing the battery (and just running on mains power) and it made no difference. RAM usage is appromimately 50% (950Mb used, of 2Gb). This constant CPU usage when the machine is idle is rendering it pretty much un-usable. How can I work out what's causing it?

Answer:Aspire One 725 high CPU usage when idle

Sorry - I should have added that it's running Windows 7 x64, and the model number is AO725...

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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.

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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