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Windows 7: My desktop is freaking out and my CPU spikes


11 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
My desktop is freaking out and my CPU spikes

So, i'm not sure if this is the correct section to post to in regards to this, I'm assuming so. Anyway, here's my problem. I would be using the computer like I normally would, when all of a sudden, the graphics would start freaking out, things would be disappearing/reappearing, like the taskbar, window elements, text, things would start blinking etc. The screen would never go black during this, just acting funny. After awhile, my processor would return to normal and everything's fine again. I looked in task manager to see if I could figure it out, but no such luck. It just stopped by itself.

Also, I never know when I'll get hit with this. It just happens at random.

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12 Feb 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hello Problem mate done any scans for malware? if not try these

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

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/
The try this for the temps on the CPU and mobo


http://www.piriform.com/speccy/download < download from piriform and watch out for add ons
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12 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Went to Glary Utilities | Glarysoft and used Glary Utilities, which is pretty amazing by the way. So far no problems. I don't appear to have any Malware on my system, already ran a scan.

I will post a new thread in the future on this page if the problem persists with cpu temps and whatnot, whatever is required. This page is saved to my desktop for the future.

Love speccy! Thanks anyway.
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12 Feb 2013   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Ok mate but be VERY careful with those sorts of apps it's probably ok but then there are probably a thousand more that are not

As a precaution make sure you back the system up regularly - just in case.
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14 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It is happening again.... I will upload a video and post.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjzmclZ79E4 < click please, hard to describe in words.
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14 Mar 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It just now stopped doing this. It's back to normal again and my processor is fine now. This went on for several minutes.
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14 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Test your memory. I'd look at the gpu also. I also wouldn't recommend any all in one fixit utilities.
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14 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I just bought a new GPU not too long ago.. what should I use to test memory? Memtest86+ ?
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14 Mar 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Memtest would be fine. Have you checked the seating of the new gpu?
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14 Mar 2013   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

As well as the above mentioned, go and get the latest driver directly from the mfgr's site.
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