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Windows 7: i7 + 6GB RAM with consistent CPU spikes

17 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
i7 + 6GB RAM with consistent CPU spikes

I've had the HP DV6-3052nr for about a year and a half. My processor is an Intel Core i7, my graphics card is the ATI Mobility Radeon 5650, and it contains 6GB of RAM. A year ago at this time, I was running the game Crysis along with other programs all at once with an accumulated memory usage of 1,500,000. The CPU was at 15% while this was happening. Today, with all other programs closed, I can hardly run Skype, Oovoo, or Minecraft without my CPU spiking to 92% - 100%. The only way for me to solve the lag produced is by restarting my laptop. Why is it that the performance has declined, and aside from formatting, what alternatives do I have to return the performance to what it had once been?

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22 Apr 2012   #2
A Guy

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Welcome to Seven Forums Bfm322. When you experience this high CPU usage, open Resource Manager and see if you can determine if it is those applications, or something else using the CPU cycles.

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 i7 + 6GB RAM with consistent CPU spikes

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