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Windows 7: Huge Processor Usage Problems

11 Apr 2009   #11
Orbital Shark


ok sorry no worries :)

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12 Apr 2009   #12


I am utterly surprise that you are experiencing 30-40% CPU usage - something is not right here.

At idle, I see no more than 2% usages at any given moment on any given core, and with the latest build. 7077, I am using less than 1/3 of my 4 GB of RAM.

You should start thoroughly checking your system to find the culprit - even my tablet PC with its load of stuff running idles less than 5% usage....
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12 Apr 2009   #13

Windows 7 x64 build 7068

It's now at 20%-40%. Before I disabled WinSAT processor usage was at 90%-100%. Here's a snapshot of Task manager

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12 Apr 2009   #14


Ummm, with you using Shareaza and μtorrent it is not hard to see why your processor usage is up there....

How about killing all unnecessary apps and *then* seeing what is going on? your system is not idling by any means in the state that it is in....
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12 Apr 2009   #15

Windows 7 x64 build 7068

Without those 2 apps usage goes down to 6%......what I was really worried about anyway was the 90%-100% usage before I got rid of WINsat.
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12 Apr 2009   #16


WINsat should not have been running in the background in the first place, so you had best figure out if you were trying to run a WEI test, or if it is in fact a piece of malware....
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16 Jun 2009   #17

Windows 7 RC1 Build: 7100

Sorry to jump in here but i am facing the same problem here. I have reinstalled Windows 7 RC1 Build 7100 4 times over the past week after the initial installation (and after telling the OS that i have 2 cores not 1) the CPU idles at about 3-5% but after that it jumps to 100% (thats before i install anything).

After viewing the forums and going over what has been placed to look out for it seems to be that the svchost.exe (LocalServiceNetworkRestricted) CPU useage: 35% +, svchost.exe (LocalServiceNoNetwork) CPU useage: 20% + and svchost.exe (secsvcs) CPU useage: 10% +, are the culprits.

Is there likely to be any kind of fix for this as i have read (not jsut here but on other forums as well) that this is a wide spread problem? I know restarting the PC will 'fix' it temporarely but when it shoots straight back up to 100% CPU useage after about 30 seconds - 1 minute uptime something must be wrong... any Ideas in the mean time?

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16 Jun 2009   #18

Windows 7 x64 Pro

Wow this is a weird one and to be honest i cant think of anything helpful...hmm.
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16 Jun 2009   #19

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074

Here's a tutorial that will show you how to get you computer to use 0% CPU and 0% RAM:

1)Start up your computer and log into Windows.
2)Once your Hard Disk slows down, and Windows is ready, hold the button that has a circle with line going through it, partly. It is located somewhere on the face of your laptop, or on the front of your desktop.
3)The screen should go black and there should be no lights on.

Congratulations, your computer is now using 0% CPU and 0% RAM!

Obviously, that's a joke. I would suggest killing a few unneccesary tasks or services.
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16 Jun 2009   #20

Windows 7 (x64)

svchost is a generic Windows process - It could be any number of applications using it. Please download and investigate using Process Explorer (basically Process Manager on some pretty good steriods) Process Explorer It should go a long way towards narrowiung down the real culprit.
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