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Windows 7: Huge Processor Usage Problems

30 Jan 2009   #1
wrathloki

Windows 7
 
 
Huge Processor Usage Problems

So I just installed Windows 7 last night, everything was running great, i got a bunch of new stuff installed, and everything was still working great. I decide to go to bed for a while and when I wake up there's a constant 60% of my processor being used and everything just goes crazy when I try to do things (like freezing, random flipping between pages, flashing). The only thing I can see is dwm.exe in processes pulling a 18-25 and a 20-30 on firefox and that's it. Does anyone know why processor usage is suddenly going crazy? (by the way physical memory usage is staying the same)


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10 Apr 2009   #2
urbanra5cal

Windows 7 x64 build 7068
 
 

My processor usage with w7 is constantly not less than 80%. RAM stays a steady 50%
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10 Apr 2009   #3
baarod

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

kill dwm and see if ff proc utilization drops
if so try the opposite, reboot but don't start ff, and make sure it's not running

if the cpu issue subsides then it's a ff issue
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11 Apr 2009   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

I've had problems with SearcFilterHost.exe and SearchProtocolHost.exe using 30% without any resulting disk activity for literally hours on end.

It always occurs after a few hours of uptime and can only be temporarily stopped by a reboot.
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11 Apr 2009   #5
urbanra5cal

Windows 7 x64 build 7068
 
 

I stopped WinSAT and processor speed went back down to Vista-like levels (30% - 40%). How important is WinSAT?
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11 Apr 2009   #6
baarod

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by urbanra5cal View Post
I stopped WinSAT and processor speed went back down to Vista-like levels (30% - 40%). How important is WinSAT?
How about you fill out your system profile so we can tell if that's 30% of Via C3 or Intel i7 and whether other system constraints are causing the OS to constantly work to maintain itself.
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11 Apr 2009   #7
Orbital Shark

 
 

I agree with all the above. Also, a quick look at the processes in task manager should highlight which is using your CPU (see pic)


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11 Apr 2009   #8
urbanra5cal

Windows 7 x64 build 7068
 
 

System stat partially filled out
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11 Apr 2009   #9
Orbital Shark

 
 

Can you re phrase your last post please. What's partially filled out?
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11 Apr 2009   #10
urbanra5cal

Windows 7 x64 build 7068
 
 

oh sorry. baarod asked me to fill my system specs out and I did.
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