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Windows 7: Easy memory/cpu load question

11 Mar 2010   #1

windows 7
Easy memory/cpu load question

sorry to ask such a basic question but I cant find the google answer

my cpu load keeps going above 50% even as high as 78%
would more memory fix this?

im .25gb over min. requirements

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11 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Could you be a bit more specific? 50-78% spikes or it staying at that useage?

What kind of CPU do you have and how much RAM?

If your seeing the occasional 50% spike soon after boot or while doing normal activities, with a dual core for example:

I wouldnt think is out of the ordinary.

Depending how much RAM you currently have, more can help with the overall feel and responsiveness of the system.

IMHO, 2GB is the bare min. for any Win 7 machine.
And 4GB would be the sweet spot.
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11 Mar 2010   #3


IF you were burning that CPU on behalf of PAGING, then more memory would help. But, since paging is so I/O-intensive, it's likely it couldn't bury the CPU with that much usage (50%).

Memory is likely not your issue.
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11 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)

Considering the lack of details, if your cpu is constantly running at 50% to 70%, download Malwarebytes and kill that spy ware...
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11 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

At idle ? When ?
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12 Mar 2010   #6

windows 7

idk its alerting me that i mtoo high and saying cpu load has hit 58 and up to 78% while im, definitely working the computer hard. that was at 1.25gb ram, i switched to 2gb. yes dual core. has nothing todo with malware. all im asking is if that 2gb i added now, is going to help relieve stress from my cpu load
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12 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7

Open task manager, processes tab, sort by CPU, see whats using it. That will tell you where to start.
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