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Windows 7: Heavy CPU usage then a shutdown on a fresh install of Win 7.

23 Feb 2014   #11
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
This is what you're looking at right?

Attachment 307844

My machine is at idle and it's only showing 1 - 2%. IIRC Windows used to show the idle percentage in the processes around 98% when it was idling. Maybe I'm wrong or an update made it so it doesn't show that anymore.
Click "Show processes from all users"
You should then see System Idle Process in the list.


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23 Feb 2014   #12
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
This is what you're looking at right?

Attachment 307844

My machine is at idle and it's only showing 1 - 2%. IIRC Windows used to show the idle percentage in the processes around 98% when it was idling. Maybe I'm wrong or an update made it so it doesn't show that anymore.
Click "Show processes from all users"
You should then see System Idle Process in the list.
Duh! Of course! I totally forgot that. Thank you. I was wondering why I couldn't see it. Now I feel really silly...
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23 Feb 2014   #13
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I know that feeling
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24 Feb 2014   #14
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

On a system like that, you need to just let Windows catch up on updates, indexing and any other configured processes like Prefetch and/or SuperFetch. This can take up to 4-5 hours (and more) on a new Windows install on a stressed system. Best to let it run and not try to install applications or use the system for a while.
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24 Feb 2014   #15
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

@rcoop
Can you post the screen print for the info windude99 asked for in post #6 or answer Greg's post #10 questions?

Where did you you get the Windows install disc from?
Maybe there's a problem with that disc?

I have an OLD TEST/Backup PC system very similar to the specs you are working with.
I don't see the issue you do, so I doubt a new CPU will help.

This Test PC has:
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
- 4 GB DDR2 800 RAM
- AMD 4670 GPU
- WD SATA I 500 GB HD
It's a triple-boot with W7 64bit, W7 32bit, and XP 32bit.
All OSs were installed 4+ years ago.
The screen print is for W7 32bit (I use Process Explorer rather than Task Mananger) ...

Heavy CPU usage then a shutdown on a fresh install of Win 7.-dtsp01.png


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25 Feb 2014   #16
rcoop

Windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
System Idle Processes is not running up the processor. It is the amount of time the processor is not being used.

Is there some performance reason why you think this is a problem? Does Win7 hang or bog, which should never happen on adequate hardware with a perfect install?

Look over the steps for getting and keeping a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums to see how close you came. Particularly look at how drivers are handled in Win7 because this can be messed up.
This is no help either. A clean reinstall has been done twice now and the processor is still going crazy because all the fans go nuts in speed then the pc shuts down. Starting to think for sure the processor has just taken a massive turn for the worst.
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25 Feb 2014   #17
rcoop

Windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
@rcoop
Can you post the screen print for the info windude99 asked for in post #6 or answer Greg's post #10 questions?

Where did you you get the Windows install disc from?
Maybe there's a problem with that disc?

I have an OLD TEST/Backup PC system very similar to the specs you are working with.
I don't see the issue you do, so I doubt a new CPU will help.

This Test PC has:
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
- 4 GB DDR2 800 RAM
- AMD 4670 GPU
- WD SATA I 500 GB HD
It's a triple-boot with W7 64bit, W7 32bit, and XP 32bit.
All OSs were installed 4+ years ago.
The screen print is for W7 32bit (I use Process Explorer rather than Task Mananger) ...

Attachment 307884
I'll get to this asap, thanks.
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25 Feb 2014   #18
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rcoop View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
System Idle Processes is not running up the processor. It is the amount of time the processor is not being used.

Is there some performance reason why you think this is a problem? Does Win7 hang or bog, which should never happen on adequate hardware with a perfect install?

Look over the steps for getting and keeping a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums to see how close you came. Particularly look at how drivers are handled in Win7 because this can be messed up.
This is no help either. A clean reinstall has been done twice now and the processor is still going crazy because all the fans go nuts in speed then the pc shuts down. Starting to think for sure the processor has just taken a massive turn for the worst.
You said that System Idle Processes was high as proof that the CPU was pegging. I replied that high System Idle Processes not only doesn't mean that, it means the exact opposite. What exactly is your proof that the CPU is being run up? It isn't System Idle Processes or fans.

I also asked you to look over the specific steps for a perfect Clean Reinstall which is a specialty of these forums and completely different than the install you likely did. Did you even compare the steps given with the ones you did? Where did your drivers come from?

Run the Dell full bootable hardware diagnostics by rebooting and tapping the F12 keys, choosing Diagnostics and/or Utility Partition to get the full suite, test all hardware, report back results. If these fail because you wiped the Dell OEM partition (which could have been avoided by following tutorial) or are not definitive then run the hardware tests from Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7. If the hardware is good the other steps will also almost always nail the issue.
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25 Feb 2014   #19
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Almost sounds like the CPU heatsink is loose or has too much compound. The fans race in an attempt to cool the CPU. When that doesn't happen, the CPU just shuts down. AMD CPUs don't throttle. They run until the good smoke gets out or the cache quits. This can happen in a matter of seconds.
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25 Feb 2014   #20
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

It would be very helpful if the machine specs were filled out.
From post# 1:
Windows 7 PRO x64
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 5400+ 2.80 GHz
RAM: 3GB
DELL Motherboard
BIOS of DELL Inc 1.0.7

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Not having that information but going on DavidW7ncus' test machine, I'm guessing that the machine isn't the newest generation.

Why Pro and is this a retail version (how did you come by the disc) ?

With only 3 GB of memory, you might be better off with a 32 bit install.

Thanks,

Bill
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