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Windows 7: High CPU usage problems when starting a program.

19 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x64
High CPU usage problems when starting a program.


When i Start a game or anything else my CPU usage goes immediately to 100%, but my pc should be more then good enough to run it.
See attacment pc data voor info and CPU without game for CPU when i only run chrome and skype.
When I start a game like minecraft that almost need no CPU it goes to 100%
See attacment CPU with minecraft using 95%

Anyone an idee how this can happen?


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19 Feb 2012   #2

Mac OS X 10.9

Well I do know that Chrome eats CPU speed. Do you have lots of background tasks going on that will slow your CPU down.
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19 Feb 2012   #3

Mac OS X 10.9

Also what kind of CPU do you have?
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19 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nckfrtg28 View Post
Also what kind of CPU do you have?
Look at the picture he has a Intel Core 2 duo T9600 @2.80Ghz
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19 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 ultimate x64

I don't no wich task I can end and I only had task manager and this site with chrome and skype nothing more but it should easely run that :S
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23 Feb 2012   #6

win 7 ulimate 32 bit

I have the same problem but I was fix it whit out any software.

try to uninstall one by one last program that you installed earlier at the win save mode.

I hope this help or you can contact me at my YM if you still don't understand
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23 Feb 2012   #7

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

if you download a sysinternals tool called Process Monitor v2.96 By Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell (microsoft) this will give you a much better view than task manager and you will be able to see whats using your cpu etc. shut processors down etc the website explains it very well also there is a suite of tools i recommend to users


SYSINTERNALS SUITE LINK >>> Sysinternals Suite


Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon and Regmon, and adds an extensive list of enhancements including rich and non-destructive filtering, comprehensive event properties such session IDs and user names, reliable process information, full thread stacks with integrated symbol support for each operation, simultaneous logging to a file, and much more. Its uniquely powerful features will make Process Monitor a core utility in your system troubleshooting and malware hunting toolkit.
Overview of Process Monitor Capabilities

Process Monitor includes powerful monitoring and filtering capabilities, including:
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Configurable and moveable columns for any event property
Filters can be set for any data field, including fields not configured as columns
Advanced logging architecture scales to tens of millions of captured events and gigabytes of log data
Process tree tool shows relationship of all processes referenced in a trace
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The best way to become familiar with Process Monitor's features is to read through the help file and then visit each of its menu items and options on a live system.
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23 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 10 Pro

I have Minecraft on my computer as well, and when its running it uses a lot of the system resources. The game uses your RAM heavily becuase it wants to store all the game data it can in active memory so that the screen can be updated as you move with out lagging so much. It is normal for the game to consume >90% (greater than) of the processsor becuse it's constantly having to deal with I/O from the memory. I believe it has to do with the game being programmed with only Java, Java is resource heavy anyway. I don't think its a problem with your computer it's just how the game is. Version 1.9 of the game is the worst about that problem. I tried version 1.1 and while it still has some heavy use, at least it don't stay at 99% cpu usage all the time like 1.9 did.

I have the game open and running now, it's keeping the CPU at 92% and it's just sitting there paused with RAM usage at 1.1GB of ram just for the Javaw.exe process. So I don't think its a problem, its more of a "because it is the way it was made" issue. I have an AMD Phenom II X2 and Minecraft keeps it busy to say the least.
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23 Feb 2012   #9

Windows 7 ultimate x64

It is not only minecraft cuz when i have nothing open and i move my mouse rapidly it consumes up to 40% of cpu but when my mouse is still is again like only 3%.

I noticed that almost every program i run let my cpu go up to 80-100% only a few programs doesn't and those are really low on cpu usage.

Also my sound uses up to 60% cpu but I formatted my laptop and installed windows again but it stills occur I think there is a problem with my hardware and not windows ...

I didn't had the time to open and check my laptop but I have in the weekend so then I check it.

but still thanks for the help everyone
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