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Windows 7: Maxed Out Processor

11 Jul 2015   #1
despuit

Windows 7 - Home Edition - Build 7601x8086
 
 
Maxed Out Processor

Hello all,

At the moment I am very limited by computers performance, the processor is all ways maxing out at a 100% if multi-tasking. Or if doing a single task it juts, presently I have a Intel Core Duo @ 2.26ghz on a dell.

I am looking at Quad-Core i7 2.2GHz as a replacement, however not sure if it'd be better. I just like it because it is a thinkpad. Other options CORE i7 M620 2.67GHZ but it is an HP laptop and I'd regret buying it based on that fact.

Simply put would an I7 be an improvement, or is my issue more related to clock speed? I know a lot about the OS, but when it comes to hardware I am lost.

Thanks


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11 Jul 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Right click your taskbar and click on Open task manager
Post a screen shot of the Processes section.
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11 Jul 2015   #3
despuit

Windows 7 - Home Edition - Build 7601x8086
 
 

Is nothing special ATM, I am not doing anything to provoke it. I am more or less referring to when I have a browser with a tabs open in the background while running a video with high datarates. Or research and development projects where I need the browser open, along side editing software from PEExplorer, to PhotoShop, Audition, or Sony Vegas and when any of those are up I have 3-10 other programs I am working with consecutively while having Tidal, or FooBar on in the background. Notepad++ would all ways be running as well as Paint ++, SQL, and Word/Excel/Power Point I all so like to have U-Torrent up all the time, and often enough a VM. I am a heavy user and atm I haven't been able to do much because this processor can barely handle 2 things at once, so I usually just do one program at a time. I've edited the actual system a lot and can manage to get away with two needy programs now with just a little jutting but that's all the performance space I can muster out of her. Thanks for the reply, though my question was really if clock speed would make the difference or having an updated processor that could maybe manage programs a bit better would be the ticket. If I just half ass this reply as it is late and I am up in a couple hours, I would gauge that clock speed would effect the application response/load times where as updated processor could most likely handle a heavier load then again that is only a guess.

Update:

Can't sleep, so was watching a video. Regardless of what browser I use this will happen the CPU spikes up to 60 percent and everything becomes choppy, playback, application load times, tab switching. It's not a flash issue, or directly tied to video it is something to do with the way programs are cached per se. They seem to become stuck on something as if it goes

1 and 1 is 2
2 and 2 is 4
4 and 4 is ?
1 and 1 is 2
2 and 2 is 4
8
4 and 4 is 8
1 and 1 is 2
2 and 2 is ?
4 and 4 is 8
2
1 and 1 is 2

That makes me believe not the believe it is the clock speed in said regard, or some type of defect. But then on the other hand it all so does become overwhelmed if you have multiple applications, I've had 3 easy go apps and received an error "authui is unable to execute the spkash screen or w.e it is called" because it was so unresponsive.


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11 Jul 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
That's not the screen shot I requested
But either way I would guess cooling could be a issue thermal paste...
I doubt over clocking wouldn't be a good idea cpu is low enough 36% is nothing almost,
I'd look at the temps and see what they look like as the issue occurs personally.

Could also be psu related = power supply ?
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11 Jul 2015   #5
dhutton

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Open task manager and go to Processes tab and end process cmd.exe - you have to do this every time you shutdown or reboot
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12 Jul 2015   #6
despuit

Windows 7 - Home Edition - Build 7601x8086
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
That's not the screen shot I requested
But either way I would guess cooling could be a issue thermal paste...
I doubt over clocking wouldn't be a good idea cpu is low enough 36% is nothing almost,
I'd look at the temps and see what they look like as the issue occurs personally.

Could also be psu related = power supply ?
I would agree with you as I've had the issue in the past, however atm I have the device raised and it is blowing cold air. Never mentioned over clocking, was reiterating my initial question if this issue was to do with clock speed, or simply that it can't handle the load. Yes 36% does seem to be nothing and obviously I don't have problems when it is like that. However when it spikes past 60% it begins giving out. That is one application running, add a second application and it locks it in to 100% making the system useless. This is not a productive use of machinery in modern times.

The only thing that provokes CPU usage is a task executing a service/command, so therefore the application I am utilising is executing a non-essential command which is causing the spikes. This a development problem that 90% of applications have along side of excessive memory usage, I/O activity, and so fourth. Most people are too ignorant to know about these issues and just go to the store and are conned into buying a couple thousand dollar computer. And it is not about to magically change any time soon unless the user wants to write their own program, or is able to identify the root cause of the issue and rectify it or by-pass it utilising an alternative application/service. I have no desire wasting my time on such a venture considering this is not a singularity. Therefore I really need a new computer as it has been rendered obsolete by incompetent programming (I think my favorite satire of this was TSC where they go it has more ram that means you can do more then one things at a time).

I have an intel core 2 duo @ 2.26 GHZ, and am wondering if an improved clock speed would be able handle multiple background commands/services in conjunction with whatever application that is being presently used. Or is it simply an outdated CPU, and if updating to a newer model such as the i3, i5, or i7 would rectify this issue. Or perhaps it is best to just go for the i7 because it has a quad core capabilities. I really don't know as I am not hardware person, and thus I am asking.

By the way it is hard powered by AC cable, is a laptop without the battery.

Thanks for replying though.
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12 Jul 2015   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Browsers are getting out of control
I sometime notice ie10 is using 175.000 kb which on this one machine is quite a bit and causing cpu usage to skyrocket
I have to kill iexplorer.exe manually = pretty much why I asked for a screen shot of the processes when the issue occurs to see which program is causing the issue.
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12 Jul 2015   #8
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

The odd's of you being able to change the processor is slim to nill almost all laptops solder their processors to the motherboard,
With that said I would read this tutorial from sevenforums and see if their are any programs you can disable at startup it is a long read though. I also recommend reading whole tutorial before deciding what method you want to use,

Startup Programs - Change
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12 Jul 2015   #9
despuit

Windows 7 - Home Edition - Build 7601x8086
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
The odd's of you being able to change the processor is slim to nill almost all laptops solder their processors to the motherboard,
With that said I would read this tutorial and see if their are any programs you can disable at startup it is a long read though.

Startup Programs - Change
I wanted to replace the computer all together I referenced a thinkpad in my original post...

As for startup I have one program that starts which is my external audio driver for DAC/AMP combo, which has not effect on load times. Which boots with 500-700MB, instantly from logon screen. Sometimes I receive an error it loads so fast because the DWM wasn't able to load fast enough.

As you can see most my services are disabled, and don't start when the computer boots. They're configured via scripts with hot-keys to activate things like networking protocols. Most drivers have been disabled on the machine, it is very finely tuned.


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12 Jul 2015   #10
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

LOL I thought you wanted to just try to stuff a different processor in there but ya getting a new laptop would be better especially if you make sure its 64 bit and put as much ram as you can
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