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Windows 7: CPU Usage constantly spikes -- even at idle. 64 bit.

25 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
CPU Usage constantly spikes -- even at idle. 64 bit.

Currently only ancellary program running is IE64 and CPU usage monitor. Just scrolling up and down on the page causes CPU usage to spike from these ranges

Core 1: 0%-33%
Core 2: 2%-66%

CPU temp showing no issues either @ a steady 24-29*C

open iTunes, anything from the Adobe suite, outlook, and the usage problem only gets worse. (nearing 90+%)

have run defender, MS security essentials, trendmicro

all reported no threats.

is 64 bit 7 just an unstable OS? My machine is NOT cluttered with sketchy programs. Seldom have anything more than iTunes, IE, Outlook, Word or Excel running...

running a program that's actually somewhat intensive would be cringe-worthy

my far less powerful Macbook runs Windows Vista 32 with much, much less effort.

The machine is certainly set up to run 64 bit 7...

4gb ram, E6600, GeForce 9 series graphics card, Gigabyte GA-EP mobo

CPU is NOT overclocked or overheating.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium

found the problem.

IE64 is a complete joke.

downloaded chrome and changed the target line around to run with 64 bit architecture

cpu usage issue solved.

machine runs at ~6% with itunes, chrome, outlook, resource monitor, cpu monitor sidebar, and several office clients up and running.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 CPU Usage constantly spikes -- even at idle. 64 bit.

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