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Windows 7: CPU running high even in resting state


02 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
CPU running high even in resting state

Recently my laptop is running a high CPU load even with a minimal amount of apps open. Usually between 25 and 40 percent. 10 minutes later it can sometime4s drop to at <10% with nothing changed. AVG finds no problems, what should I try next? I'm running a Dell laptop with Windows 7 and 4gigs of RAM

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02 Oct 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

In Start type in resmon and hit enter, Resource Monitor will open. Click the CPU tab and it will display what processes are using the CPU.
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02 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

If you are unable to locate the issue. It's possible your computer may be infected.

Ask a site moderator to move your post to the "System Security" forum.

Once there, you can request Malware removal assistance.

John
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03 Oct 2013   #4

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skyhook View Post
Recently my laptop is running a high CPU load even with a minimal amount of apps open. Usually between 25 and 40 percent. 10 minutes later it can sometime4s drop to at <10% with nothing changed. AVG finds no problems, what should I try next? I'm running a Dell laptop with Windows 7 and 4gigs of RAM
Hi Skyhook,

Check the processes consuming the CPU as suggested by Britton. You can also check this tutorial below which helps you in improving overall performance of you Windows:

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Keeps us posted with the results.
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