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Windows 7: CPU spiking to 100% on random cores

27 Jan 2013   #1
V8NUBS

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
CPU spiking to 100% on random cores

My CPU is a i7 3632qm and at time random cores will spike to 100% even if i close everything out and let it idles the problem persists until i shutdown and reboot.

While this is happening no page will load online. when I try to restart the it goes to the shutdown screen and just sits there and will not shut down. So I have to shut down using the power button.

specs
lenovo g780
Window 7 ultimate
i7 3632qm
6gb ram
nvidia gt630m graphics.
seagate momentus xt hybrid hard drive.


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27 Jan 2013   #2
Bungee18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I had those problems with my lappy for a while.

Try doing a full scan with Malwarebytes and afterwards with your regular AV program.

Make sure you have not installed any dubious apps (not original). Cracked dlls are known to generate those issues sometimes.

In my case it was malware and Malwarebytes took care of it.

Hope this helps,
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27 Jan 2013   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Have you made any changes to System Configuration?
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As Bungee18 has posted Malwarebytes Anti Malware may solve your problem.


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28 Jan 2013   #4
V8NUBS

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks guys i got rid of a few programs its seems to be helping. Hasnt done it yet today.
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28 Jan 2013   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please keep us informed on the things you do and the effects. Things like programs you used or such things you remove or install. The names of any infection if found. This kind of information on how you fixed your computer could help many other people.
Happy computing.
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31 Jan 2013   #6
V8NUBS

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Well, it happened again. Could a bad driver cause this? I had issues finding a good driver for my wifi when I installed W7.
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01 Feb 2013   #7
Bungee18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Doesn't sound like a drive issue, but you could just uninstall it and see what happens.
Did you perform the full scan with Malwarebytes?
Cheers,
J
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03 Feb 2013   #8
V8NUBS

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I realized there were over 100 updates that needed installed. So I installed them, I will let you know if it yielded any results.
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03 Feb 2013   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please answer Bungee18 question.
Also check if all those updates included SP-1.
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09 Feb 2013   #10
V8NUBS

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It's been a week since I have had any spikes! I would say installing the updates fixed it.

I did do the scan but it didnt find any thing.
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