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Windows 7: Need New CPU!

16 Aug 2010   #21
nJoyo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

it was at 12% when it was idle


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16 Aug 2010   #22
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

The System Idle Process is the percentage not being used. If Safari is the only thing using processing power then Safari + System Idle Process = 100%. I'm not sure how to do it in Safari, but you may want to look to see if you have an add-ons or plug-ins, both of which will eat up RAM and processing power.

EDIT: and before I forget, Optimize Windows 7
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16 Aug 2010   #23
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Looking at your specs shows your running 2 gb of DDR PC2-5300 and 2 gb of DDR PC2-6400 manufacturer unknown.
Which means the DDR PC2-6400 is probably defaulting to the DDR PC2-5300 speed, I would suggest getting another set of the DDR PC2-6400 providing your motherboard will run the Ram at that speed.
To be honest I'm surprised your not having issues using mixed matched Ram It's never a good idea to do that your just looking for problems
So providing your board can run at the DDR PC2- 6400 speed you might see a performance boost by simply matching that set of Ram, Fabe
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16 Aug 2010   #24
josef613

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

yea, I was gonna recommend also checking to see if safari is doing updates every time you use it
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16 Aug 2010   #25
nJoyo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

I've done most of the tweaks, from that section, the only part i cannot perform is which requires a SSD, which i do not have if you can give me any recommendations on that, like good value for money as well as performance.
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16 Aug 2010   #26
josef613

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

I don't know how this went from cpu to SSD
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16 Aug 2010   #27
nJoyo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

Lol. the other guy sent recommend me to make some alterations which could boost my PC up, Basically tweaks.
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16 Aug 2010   #28
josef613

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

oh ok. sorry.
so you said that when it was idle, it was using 12%. have you cleaned cookies and history?
if not, try doing that, and also, try downloading CCleaner, which might help.
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16 Aug 2010   #29
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Looking at your specs shows your running 2 gb of DDR PC2-5300 and 2 gb of DDR PC2-6400 manufacturer unknown.
Which means the DDR PC2-6400 is probably defaulting to the DDR PC2-5300 speed, I would suggest getting another set of the DDR PC2-6400 providing your motherboard will run the Ram at that speed.
To be honest I'm surprised your not having issues using mixed matched Ram It's never a good idea to do that your just looking for problems
So providing your board can run at the DDR PC2- 6400 speed you might see a performance boost by simply matching that set of Ram, Fabe
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nJoyo View Post
I've done most of the tweaks, from that section, the only part i cannot perform is which requires a SSD, which i do not have if you can give me any recommendations on that, like good value for money as well as performance.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by josef613 View Post
I don't know how this went from cpu to SSD
SSD makes no sense at this point. Forget that one.

As to the mixed RAM, that'll cause issues of another sort, but very unlikely the high CPU usage. However, I completely agree with the fabe and do suggest you find a matching pair. Maybe your issue now is RAM related, don't think so, but you never know.

As for the high CPU usage... Unless you are actually doing something or something is running, your CPU should be idling at or near zero. Anything above that, and you have a process stuck on run. If you've checked the task manager as suggested you should be able to find the offending program(s). If you do find them perhaps you can post a screen shot?

Later
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17 Aug 2010   #30
nJoyo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

Right, i was running AA3 and i was running that game at the lowest settings and the CPU was hitting 100% constant didn't let me play the game at all....AA3 isn't even a hardcore game to play...O.o just a normal game? what's the problem here?
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