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Windows 7: processor goes to 100%

06 Sep 2010   #1
bradpurvis

windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 
processor goes to 100%

every now and then my processor goes to 100% while i'm playing music or on a website that uses flash. it might be my integrated graphics card but i'm not sure. could anyone help me with this?


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06 Sep 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I suggest you track that with the Task Manager > Processes. Set it such that it shows the processes with the highest CPU utilization on top and also click on " Show processes from all users". With the information at hand, it is impossible to tell. Could be anything.
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06 Sep 2010   #3
bradpurvis

windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 

i think its windows media player. for some reason its taking up 32% of my processor and i have some other big programs running in the background so thats probably it.


when using linux i've done far more activities than this on the same machine. idk why but i've used windows vista xp and now 7 they all do this with wmp. i'm going to try out winamp and see if it is any better about it
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06 Sep 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If it is WMP that you suspect, unplug all USB sticks for a test. WMP sometimes tries to sync WMP stuff to USB.
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08 Sep 2010   #5
bradpurvis

windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 

my computer generally performs better when wmp is shut off but i still have random processor lags. i'm guessing at this point that it isn't software related
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08 Sep 2010   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bradpurvis View Post
my computer generally performs better when wmp is shut off but i still have random processor lags. i'm guessing at this point that it isn't software related

You are thin on memory, and if you have other "big" app running in the background that could explain it
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09 Sep 2010   #7
bradpurvis

windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 

when my processor lags my memory usage is at round 45% so i don't think thats it
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