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Windows 7: CPU 100% in every game

21 Jan 2013   #11
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Leave it alone unless you want to crash your computer, not that Windows will let you stop it anyway.


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21 Jan 2013   #12
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Ah, then yes, that would make sense.
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21 Jan 2013   #13
wicken

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

So anyone has any ideas? All my drivers are updated if anyone is wondering.
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21 Jan 2013   #14
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Does the laptop just meets or does it exceeds the minimum requirements for the game? It could be that NFS is that much of a Hog with CPU.

The only other thing I saw taking a bit of the CPU was your Antimalware, perhaps you can disable it while you play? Also, check your msconfig and see what is starting up with windows, perhaps there are things you don't need there? Adobe or any other software that starts even if you hardly use it?

Also, how are the cooling temps?
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22 Jan 2013   #15
wicken

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
Does the laptop just meets or does it exceeds the minimum requirements for the game? It could be that NFS is that much of a Hog with CPU.

The only other thing I saw taking a bit of the CPU was your Antimalware, perhaps you can disable it while you play? Also, check your msconfig and see what is starting up with windows, perhaps there are things you don't need there? Adobe or any other software that starts even if you hardly use it?

Also, how are the cooling temps?
Well from what I see it exceeds the minimum requirements for the game. To be honest I also noticed that Microsoft Security Essentials (it's the only one that I have ticked to run at startup) is also using lots of resources without me using it so I will try your suggestion.

About the cooling temps, give me a few more days while I test that.
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22 Jan 2013   #16
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wicken View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
Does the laptop just meets or does it exceeds the minimum requirements for the game? It could be that NFS is that much of a Hog with CPU.

The only other thing I saw taking a bit of the CPU was your Antimalware, perhaps you can disable it while you play? Also, check your msconfig and see what is starting up with windows, perhaps there are things you don't need there? Adobe or any other software that starts even if you hardly use it?

Also, how are the cooling temps?
Well from what I see it exceeds the minimum requirements for the game. To be honest I also noticed that Microsoft Security Essentials (it's the only one that I have ticked to run at startup) is also using lots of resources without me using it so I will try your suggestion.

About the cooling temps, give me a few more days while I test that.
If the heat does get too high, you can always invest in a good cooling pad for the laptop.
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22 Jan 2013   #17
wicken

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wicken View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
Does the laptop just meets or does it exceeds the minimum requirements for the game? It could be that NFS is that much of a Hog with CPU.

The only other thing I saw taking a bit of the CPU was your Antimalware, perhaps you can disable it while you play? Also, check your msconfig and see what is starting up with windows, perhaps there are things you don't need there? Adobe or any other software that starts even if you hardly use it?

Also, how are the cooling temps?
Well from what I see it exceeds the minimum requirements for the game. To be honest I also noticed that Microsoft Security Essentials (it's the only one that I have ticked to run at startup) is also using lots of resources without me using it so I will try your suggestion.

About the cooling temps, give me a few more days while I test that.
If the heat does get too high, you can always invest in a good cooling pad for the laptop.
The cooling pad that I have currently is also pretty good.
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23 Jan 2013   #18
startas

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Well, looking at your pc components and at task manager, everything seems to be ok, cause game uses not that much of resourses. That lag could be bug in game or in drivers, you should search for some game performance tests with your graphics and similar cpu, and see if they have similar problem. Also you could try to disable antivirus software and other similar programs, check temperatures, and you can check event viewer for errors, that might be related to that lag. Do you have any other performance problems with your pc in other games or programs ?
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23 Jan 2013   #19
wicken

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by startas View Post
Well, looking at your pc components and at task manager, everything seems to be ok, cause game uses not that much of resourses. That lag could be bug in game or in drivers, you should search for some game performance tests with your graphics and similar cpu, and see if they have similar problem. Also you could try to disable antivirus software and other similar programs, check temperatures, and you can check event viewer for errors, that might be related to that lag. Do you have any other performance problems with your pc in other games or programs ?
To be honest I only played a few games on my laptop. Counter-Strike 1.6 is okay with some minor fps drops = nothing wrong; Need for Speed World is the game where I have these massive fps drops when my CPU is at 100% and Auto Club Revolution isn't worth mentioning because after I checked the system requirements I don't even reach the minimum requirements. I disabled the protection from Microsoft Security Essentials last night and it didn't look like it made any improvement, can you tell me where I can go to that event viewer? I'm pretty sure that I have thousands of errors there because last year for some reason my laptop was affected by the "Black Screen of Death".
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23 Jan 2013   #20
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

has it ever occured to maybe switch to 64 bit win 7 add more ram and the CPU usage will probably drop

that is if you feel like spending some money for an upgrade and if you have a OEM windows even better get rid of all that useless junk that comes with the laptop from the maker

But finding driver might be the hard part since you are using a 9400m GPU but some research you could get it working alot more efficient with more ram and a 64bit windows
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