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Windows 7: Slow Boot, CPU High Usage, Tried Nearly Everything

21 Oct 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Bit Build 7600


Update -

I have updated BIOS to v2105 earlier, but haven't been on computer much to monitor stats. However whilst I'm looking at it now there doesn't seem to be much change, its still receptively high and low all the time, prehaps a bit shakier than before with the ups and downs.

Now about to install and boot scan using Comodo and Avast, I'll post an update.


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21 Oct 2010   #12


One of your problems may be that AM3 memory controllers don't work very well with DDR3 1333 and will downclock it to 1066 if you have more than 2 DIMMs installed. On most motherboards it is necessary to either switch to 1066 or 1600.
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21 Oct 2010   #13

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Simplify your life and your computer.

Remove all of that 3rd party "speedup", "cleanup", "fixup" software.

That stuff causes many more problems than it solves.

Win 7 is an excellent operating system.

You keep that system clean of all that 3rd party junk and any problems you have we will be able to fix easily.

3rd party software complicates problems immensely.

Now here is going to come a real shocker for you.

Remove completely comodo and avast. Install Microsoft Security Essentials and use the Windows Firewall.

This is the security protection that most of us here use.

Your computer will run faster and with less problems.

After doing than, then download and run Malwarebytes.

Oh yes, it goes without saying uninstall all of those handy-dandy programs you installed.

After all of this is if you still have problems, then, most certainly, let us know.
MSE - Microsoft Security Essentials
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26 Oct 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Bit Build 7600

madtownidiot -

That's an interesting concept to know, I was not aware of this. When I built the comp months back I didn't find any reference to this problem anywhere, is this something that has been cropping up more recently?

Also, in oppose to switching my entire RAM sticks and buying more, is there a chance I could oc/dc as a fix? Am now about to start googling.

Karl -

Are you referring to the Winsecret application that I mentioned earlier in thread? It is a portable administrative program, and has many useful features. I have had this problem with and without the use of that application.
The problem has been apparent when I have freshly format with zero applications installed...

I have noticed that Security Essentials has not picked up certain files that other AV's will, therefore I have not solely depended on it, it seems to lack the thorough-ness that other programs enforce. Same applies with Windows Firewall, they both seem kind of 'slack' so to speak,

Either way, I have done as you said and un-installed/installed as you suggested, but my CPU is still running riot

Also another update -

I had not been able to solve the WEP key problem I mentioned before. But I have now manually gone through the house and sorted everyones computers out to WPA, which works, also with the new PS3 software update my PS3 agress to connect to WPA once again, which is awesome, so an alternative fix in a way. Sucess.
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26 Oct 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Bit Build 7600

Another update -

The WPA fix didn't work. My comp now refuses to connect any form of key. Tryed loads of drivers, running out of ideas now
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26 Oct 2010   #16

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional / Windows 7 Professional

Try a screenshot with Process Explorer from Microsoft.
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