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Windows 7: High CPU usage all the time... how can i fix it?

21 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
High CPU usage all the time... how can i fix it?

High guys i have a problem with my computer. It is a ASUS K53U.

The computer is barely one month old and it already slooooow.

It is always around 88-100% cpu usage, and when i open example spotify its always 100%.

What can i do to fix this problem?

I'm using Windows 7 premium with 3GB ram. please help! because i know that this is not normal

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21 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

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21 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium X64

i've done that and it found 0 infected files... its still slow! =(, any other tips?
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21 Oct 2011   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

when you notice high processor usage, try opening task manager (ctrl-alt-del, ctrl-shift-esc or right-click your taskbar >> show task manager). then goto the processes tab and click on the 'cpu' column header - this'll sort your processes by cpu usage.

what's using the most cpu?
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21 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium X64

most of the time its something called dwm.exe and its take around 05 CPU... but down there is task manager its says 80-90%, and what ever i do the most little click, like if i click on the "START" button (in this case windows 7 have the windows logo) the cpu goes crazy. is this even normal?

Its always thinking...

Here is a picture, sorry if its not in english, but i live in sweden

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Down there you see something called "ledigt" which mean free like free avalible memory... is it normal to have that low number?
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22 Oct 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I'd guess you have about 3 GB of RAM? In that picture you are using only 1.37 GB. You have 1.258 GB of RAM available. I wouldn't think it's a RAM problem.

But you have 80 processes running. That's well above average. I have 46 processes running at the moment.
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30 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 32

the problem may be from the charger, try to disconnect it and check the usage.
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30 Oct 2011   #8
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In Task Manager, you have to press the button "show processes for all users" (bottom left). Else you see only half the story. With that done, which processes use the CPU?
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