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Windows 7: downloading causes high cpu usage

28 Jul 2010   #1
sneeze

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
downloading causes high cpu usage

Hey all, I need help..newly installed windows 7 yesterday and everything is fine until I started to use utorrent for torrenting or just downloading in general. My cpu usage would go to 30%-60% when downloading and causes the computer to be very choppy and I can't do anything but wait for the download to be done and then will the resources goes down to normal level. Anyone having the same problem? Any advices or quick fix for this? Thanks all


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28 Jul 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

It sound more like Utorrent is hogging all your internet bandwidth. Try right clicking the Utorrent icon "lower right" and then limit either the download or the upload speeds and see if that inproves the situation.
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28 Jul 2010   #3
Jake90087

Win/7 x64 Professional
 
 

No I don't have that problem, and can you update your system specs please?
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28 Jul 2010   #4
sneeze

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

forgot to mention I upgraded from Windows XP and never had this problem when downloading on XP.

here are my specs

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
System Manufacturer MSI
System Model MS-7325
System Type X86-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 FX-62 Dual Core Processor, 2814 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. V1.00, 11/8/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.25 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.39 GB
Total Virtual Memory 6.50 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5.57 GB
Page File Space 3.25 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
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28 Jul 2010   #5
Jake90087

Win/7 x64 Professional
 
 

okay so your comp can defo handle downloading things but this is mysterious! I'm not too sure but will look into it meanwhile and i'll post anything I find
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28 Jul 2010   #6
Jake90087

Win/7 x64 Professional
 
 

btw what av are you using and are you using the latest release and all other stuff's being up to date?
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28 Jul 2010   #7
sneeze

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Here's a before and after pic








Yes Jake, windows 7 is updated to the lastest and i turned off all windows security stuff. ATM i am using Malwarebytes as my av. Everything worked fine before when I was on Windows XP. Thanks for the responses
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28 Jul 2010   #8
Jake90087

Win/7 x64 Professional
 
 

okay! what I did notice is that (for me) 1.5 MB/s Is incredibly quick but I really can't get this one it's very strange!
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28 Jul 2010   #9
sneeze

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

hmm, now that I think about it..my network card probably didn't get updated. I'll check to see if I can find anything.
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28 Jul 2010   #10
Jake90087

Win/7 x64 Professional
 
 

Do it and let's hope it works! ;-)
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