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Windows 7: Upgrade from Windows Xp to Windows 7, Lag spikes, high Cpu Usage

30 Oct 2011   #11
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheWarriorZ View Post
Yesterday i upgraded my OS, Windows XP 32bit to Windows 7 64bit and now i get lagspikes and high cpu usage when i play games and my computer is getting really hot.

I did not clean install before the upgrade.
Curious how you did this as Window 7 won't let you "upgrade" from XP......
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To upgrade your PC from Windows XP to Windows 7, you'll need to select the Custom option during Windows 7 installation. A custom installation doesn't preserve your programs, files, or settings. It's sometimes called a "clean" installation for that reason.
Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows

So just how did you install Windows 7?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheWarriorZ View Post
So now i have played Battlefield 3 and my CPU is 44 C and my Graphics card is 85 C
Now that i closed the game the temperature is getting lower.
Your CPU temps are good. Though your GPU temps may seem high most of today's GPU's typically run in the 80's-90's during gaming sessions. My ATI 6950 runs about the same temps your card when under heavy gaming usage.

Also there are a variety of factors that can affect temps such as case space, design, room temps, cooling, airflow, GPU/CPU usage, etc.....

Here's and interesting article on graphics cards and thermal characteristics showing your card.


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30 Oct 2011   #12
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

I guess he meant a clean install of win 7, this is like how most people would say it
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31 Oct 2011   #13
TheWarriorZ

windows 7 64bit
 
 

I did not install it orignally because it said it didn't work so i restarted my computer and when it restarted it came up a text saying press any thing or something like that and i followed the instruction and booted my computer and saw a windows 7 screen and from there was just easy.
Thats how i upgraded my Windows Xp 32bit to Windows 7 64bit.
All my old things like programs,documents and so forth were collected and a map called Windows.old

I hope you understood me, english isn't my best subject
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31 Oct 2011   #14
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

I don't think you are overheating, but I'm fairly sure that you need a 500W psu to move that system. If you later want to upgrade to to a high end cpu for that powerful card, you might wan to look for something like 600 or 700 w psu.
Some would say that the more the better, I would go for a 600W psu which has to be branded somewhat... Like there are those cheaper ones which tend have a white box or cheap design, but you don't need to buy the most expensive one. For example a coolink that i have is between the two categories.
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31 Oct 2011   #15
ReviverSoft

Windows 7 HP / Ultimate x64
 
 

I would also suggest improving the airflow within your PC case, by adding an exhaust fan or two. Maybe even a good aftermarket HSF for your GPU and CPU.

And as suggested above, please consider a good quality PSU with a higher wattage, preferably one with a single +12v rail.

Your system's power consumption + a 30% headroom = PSU Wattage you need to consider

BTW, have you been able to use the Windows Task Manager to see what's pushing your CPU consumption to max?
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31 Oct 2011   #16
TheWarriorZ

windows 7 64bit
 
 

How do i check what's pushing my CPU consumption to max? because when i am at task manager in the tab processes the thing called Svchost.exe takes 166 528K Memory and there are many Svchost.exe in my task manager.
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31 Oct 2011   #17
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

There should be a column for the percent of cpu usage
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31 Oct 2011   #18
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheWarriorZ View Post
when i am at task manager in the tab processes the thing called Svchost.exe takes 166 528K Memory and there are many Svchost.exe in my task manager.
Many is normal.

Look down the CPU column in that tab. What processes have the highest value? Most will be at 0. Similarly, look down the memory column and identify the largest values.
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31 Oct 2011   #19
TheWarriorZ

windows 7 64bit
 
 

The highest cpu has a thing called "System Idle Process" it takes 91-95 cpu and the second is little random and with that i mean it is sometimes chrome sometimes task manager and so forth and it uses 2-3 cpu

I went to the shop where i bought my new grapics card and they said like you guys did, that the temperature i have is normal and it shouldn't be my PSU that is causing the overheating.
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31 Oct 2011   #20
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheWarriorZ View Post
The highest cpu has a thing called "System Idle Process" it takes 91-95 cpu and the second is little random and with that i mean it is sometimes chrome sometimes task manager and so forth and it uses 2-3 cpu
That's all normal.

"System Idle Process" is a measure of how much of your CPU is NOT working---e.g. is at idle. A higher number means the CPU is working LESS, which is good.
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