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Windows 7: CPU 100% and it sucks

15 Aug 2012   #1
SevilKeez

Windows Starter
 
 
CPU 100% and it sucks

Heyo, Im SK. This is my first week running windows 7 and i need a bit of help with a problem I had and eventually solved as an XP user. I have the all too common issue of the cpu running at 100% which slows everything to a menacing halt.

Specs : Aspire one, N450 processor, 1gb mem, and 6 cell ion battery.




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15 Aug 2012   #2
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

WOW 105 Processes!!

Go to start orb type in msconfig in the search press enter, go to the start up tab and un-check what you don't need, you only really need your Anti Virus rubbing at start up.
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15 Aug 2012   #3
SevilKeez

Windows Starter
 
 

Thanks, i did as much as i could with the startup processes.. most were from mc afee.
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15 Aug 2012   #4
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Dear Sevil

I am writing this post to say HOLY MOTHER OF GOD !!!! What were you thinking..... running Win 7 on 1 GB RAM !!! and running 105 processes along with MACFEE !!!!

Wish you all the best !! I have nothin else to say !!

EDIT: and Two antivirus Mcafee and AVG !!!!

EDIT2 : Strike the above thats 3 antivirus... Mcafee ,AVG and AVAST !!!!!!!!!!
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15 Aug 2012   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. centaur78 is right. You are starving from lack of RAM - just get more RAM, as much as your mobo can stand. Check with the system scanner in this link what is possible and how much it costs: RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at Crucial.com

2. Your task manager snip is pretty useless because a) you did not 'Show processes from all users' and b) you did not prioritize the picture by CPU time so that the high usage processes show on top.

3. And yes - you have too many processes. Disable all startup programs - except the McAfee protection modules

4. Mid term you may want to get rid of McAfee and use MSE instead. But make sure you uninstall McAfee with the MPCR.exe - else you'll get a problem.

5. At this moment I think you are dying from page thrashing (because of the lack of RAM). Check that in Resource Monitor > Memory tab > the graph on the bottom right.
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15 Aug 2012   #6
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Well he is running 3 antivirus at the same time .... AVG,Mcafee and Avast... not sure why....

and well look at what acer cramped into the netbook it maynot be his model but its on the same series...

The max memory is 2 GB
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15 Aug 2012   #7
SevilKeez

Windows Starter
 
 

lol sorry for the fail. but i totally got this pc from someone else. What would be better? switching OS? or upgrading?

and there are no other users. and i thought i did put cpu in descending? need another photo?
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15 Aug 2012   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. you have to press the button 'Show processes from other users' - the 'other users' are system functions.

2. only when the high CPU usage processes are listed on the top, we can see anything.

3. If you have more than 1 AV program installed and active, you are in deep trouble

4. 1GB of RAM is just not going to hack it. If you don't want to upgrade the hardware, run Linux. That runs well in 1GB.
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15 Aug 2012   #9
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Nope...i dont think i can take anymore photo...

My dear friend sevil... i cant bear to see the poor netbook die of stroke

So you have two options.....

1. upgrade to 2 GB and downgrade to Win XP and use it for light workload

2. or stick to what you have and use Linux .
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15 Aug 2012   #10
SevilKeez

Windows Starter
 
 

ok..this linux may be my only option at the moment. lol im sorry.. this entire laptop seems to be a fail.. i just want to run emulators and minor pc games like crossfire
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