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Windows 7: RAM and CPU Usage Inquiry

11 Oct 2012   #11
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Are those CPU core temps while your laptop is at an idle?
RealTemp will give you more info, min/max and current CPU core temps.
Download and run it, when your system is at idle then run a stress test or demanding game, it will keep record of the lowest and highest temps as well as the current temp.
Then post a snip here.

Good plan, new graphics drivers can cause problems, best to search to see if anyone is having issues before you install them.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heatman323 View Post
I'm beginning to think my video card was fried from all those forced shutdowns by holding the power button. Sigh. Guess it's time to put the warranty to work. I just finished my first scan and am just beginning on my 2nd.

@Dave76
To bring it back to an idle? To do that, I just close all programs and wait for it to cool down right? What do you think is the normal range of heat in % shown on those green bars in the task manager?
What did the SFC scan say when it finished the first one?
It will tell you it didn't find anything or it found something it couldn't fix which means you need to run it again.

Yes, stop your game or test and let the system idle.
Surfing or low CPU usage is ok, the temps should come down pretty quickly.

Task Manager doesn't show you any heat/CPU temp information, you need a program like RealTemp to see them.


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11 Oct 2012   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

For myself I'm running a nVIDIA driver from Feb 2012.

Works better than the newer ones.

It may help if you post here http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tml#post836073 too, although Dave is a good debugger if you get the dmp files.
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11 Oct 2012   #13
heatman323

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi Britton and thanks for the assurance on the Performance Assessment thread awhile back. About the GPU temp, I googled what it meant(yes, I'm THAT noobish...),
and it stood for graphics processing unit so I'm assuming that would be under the graphics card or "Graphics" on speccy. But I cant seem to find any indications of current temperature in this section. I see another on "Motherboard", but I doubt this is the one but if it is, its going at 52-56%. Hope I got it right.

Update : Just finished 3 scans, all were fine with no problems. I guess the problem comes from within, probably the video card / nvidia?
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11 Oct 2012   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Speccy is funny, it shows my GPU temp on this rig, but not on another AMD rig I have.
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11 Oct 2012   #15
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Download and run HWiNFO64
HWiNFO64 Download Information

Click the sensors tab and check the temps, CPU and GPU.
Post a screen shot of the sensors tab.
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11 Oct 2012   #16
heatman323

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Currently downloading Real Temp. All 3 scans were fine btw.

@Dave76
I'm sorry but, does "laptop being idle" mean that there isn't any program running? Sorry I'm just really not used to technical terms.
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11 Oct 2012   #17
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

You can browse the web, use programs that don't stress the system.
Just open Task Manager > Resource Monitor and you can see what programs are using resources.
No watching videos etc.

RealTemp is a good CPU temp monitor, it's small and you can have it sitting in the corner when needed.
HWiNFO64 will give you CPU core temps and your GPU temps.
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11 Oct 2012   #18
heatman323

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

... Well this is embarassing. I have forgotten how to run and use a .zip file WOW. I have already downloaded the realtemp zip and extracted it but I forgot what do I do next or how do I execute it. Just finished downloading hw64 and about to run it.


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11 Oct 2012   #19
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Open the RealTemp folder, there should be something like Realtemp.exe there, double click it. It is a stand alone app and needs no install to run.
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11 Oct 2012   #20
heatman323

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Here are the results of the hw64


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