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Windows 7: Excessively High CPU usage

19 Jun 2011   #1
ajacob01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Excessively High CPU usage

So the system I'm running on is:
Dell Studio 1558
Intel core i5 processor
ATI Radeon HD 5470....
...

I can boot up my computer just fine, and browse the web for a while with absolutely no issues. If I run a game, its fine for about 15 minutes then my CPU goes out of control. It shows 100% usage. Then I exit any programs I'm running and check my resource monitor - it shows like 50% from windows explorer and the rest split between task manager and resource monitor. This continues until my computer restarts due to overheating or I get frustrated and restart it myself.

I have checked all of my drivers, and I'm pretty sure its up to date. My resource monitor also shows that several scvhost.exc processes are cpu suckers, but I'm not sure if that's relevent since its a system process?

If anyone has had this error before and knows how to fix it, please let me know! I have read a couple similar posts but mine seems to be a bit different


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19 Jun 2011   #2
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi ajacob01 and welcome to SF!
Download Malwarebytes, install it, update it and run a full scan.
Let us know the results.
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19 Jun 2011   #3
ajacob01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks! I downloaded System Mechanic -- It ended up being a problem with registry errors, this cleaner got me back to stock performance!
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19 Jun 2011   #4
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome.
Good to know that. Anyway, I would use Malwarebytes just for sure.
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