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Windows 7: High CPU On Random Programs

25 Apr 2012   #11
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Hmmm, as far as I know memtest uses very little CPU and it certainly shouldn't too hot to touch. It may have got to hot and is malfucntioning but I don't think you'de be booting at all.

Check in msconfig/start up to see what is starting with Windows. Check Hide all MS services and disable the rest, except for security and see how that works.

I actually already did that and it still does it. It is completely random, even when simply browsing the web. I attached a pic of when it is not doing it.




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25 Apr 2012   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Wow, 95 processes running though. does WinPatrol give a clue as to what is using the CPU? And there's nothing in startup other than security?
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25 Apr 2012   #13
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

Maybe that was a bad example picture, its normally about 70 processes. I was doing a little stuff at the time I took the picture. I am not really sure where you see CPU usage on WinPatrol. I only see first detected and so on.
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26 Apr 2012   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I was thinking (dangerous) WinPatrol had a list of what is running more understandable than Windows does. &0 still seem a bit high though.
In search type resmon, hit enter, CPU tab and look at the individual CPU users. You can click the column labels to sort hi-lo, etc.
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26 Apr 2012   #15
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

Right now the resource monitor itself is using 30%. Chrome is using 20%. Skype 12% at idle.

Is there a part of Windows that tells programs to use a certain amount of CPU? Perhaps this is messed up and is telling many programs to use CPU all at once.
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26 Apr 2012   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I think each program will use the CPU as its code is written for. Since you have had this spike on two installs it would appear that it is something you installed each time, or the CPU may be bad. Do you know whether it has over heated?
I'm requesting some others to look in too.
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26 Apr 2012   #17
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Please post a screenie of RESMON with your cpu tab maximized.
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26 Apr 2012   #18
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Actually, let me clarify, open resmon. Maximize it, then drag your cpu portion so it fills the screen. Use your PC, until it starts to lag again, then go back to resmon, with it maximized, post a screen shot. It will record the minimums and maximums of running processes and show the offending processes.
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26 Apr 2012   #19
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It may be useful to add the "Base Priority" column to the processes tab of Task Manager. Almost everything should be running with normal priority, with only a few like your AV, Task Manager and such running with a higher priority.
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26 Apr 2012   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clearfire62 View Post
I use Symantec, Malwarebytes, and Superantispyway anyways..
There is your answer. Either update your Symantec to the very latest version or uninstall Symantec.

Uninstall Superantispyware.

Uninstall Malware Bytes and ONLY install and run if you suspect that Symantec has not detected malware and then once again, after running, immedialtely uninstall malwarebytes.

I use the best: Microsoft Security Essentials, MSE. Link in my signature.
See:
Understanding Microsoft Anti-Malware Software 2012 ~ Security Garden

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