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They say i have a CPU problem either to slow or using too much or just causing a slow computer

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    Dave DeGain May 11, 2010

    Who are "they" and what are the specs of your computer? Is it a P4, celeron, Mac, and how much RAM do you have and how fast is it supposed to be?

    Nobody can help you if you do not give even the smallest amount of information to go with. We can not just guess at what you have. You must tell us.


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Speed up your computer by:

-- cleaning system junk
-- optimizing computer services
-- optimizing internet
-- repairing registry
-- defraging registry
-- clearing browsers junk

do these things with some secure tool such as Intel Software Partner Reginout.

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Well lujm, i have to agreed with tech48, you need to give the specs of your pc. We need to know what type of proccessor, how much ram, how big is the hard disk space etc. The more info you can give, the better 'cause we are not there/infront of your pc.
Roughly, maybe your pc has been infected or your system has been corrupted. If this is the problem, the easiest way is to reformat it.

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Why will my fan not run during use but i hear it when the computer powers up?


Fans, mainly the CPU fan, have a speed control which slows the fan down. This is usually controlled by the BIOS. The speed is based on temperature of the CPU. If it's cool with little load the CPU fan will run very slowly and you won't be able to hear it. On startup all fans ramp up to 100% until the BIOS takes over and slows the fan down.

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Computer CPU/Processor maxed 100%


Is your computer experiencing a CPU that is running at 100% Is your computer experiencing slow performance?

You can view your CPU utilization and other performance stats using Windows Task Manager. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete and bring up Task Manager. Go to the performance tab.

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The top of this screen should show your CPU stats.

In Linux you can use the TOP command,
Type the top command:
$ top

A CPU that is running at 100% utilization is not necessarily a problem. When the computer is booting up, or coming out of sleep mode, it may max out the CPU which is normal. The CPU will be utilized fully in order to bring the computer up as fast as possible. Some computers will even utilize the CPU while it is idle, to complete background task such as disk cleanup and file reallocation.

A problem will occur if the CPU stays maxed out. If it stays at 100% for more than a couple of minutes, you may be experiencing degraded computer performance.

Steps to reduce performance degradation.

-In a limited number of cases, software bugs can cause CPU utilization to spike. You will know this is the case if you are using a computer program(that is not hardware intensive like photo/video editors) and notice degraded computer performance. Check your CPU stats while running the program. If this is the case, check online for solutions and possible upgrades which resolve bugs in the software.

-You can reduce Windows start up programs, which will speed up the boot/wakeup process. You can do this from the MSCONFIG window. Go to Start > and in the run box type "msconfig". Go to the "startup" tab and you can uncheck which programs you do not want to start with Windows.

-A majority of the time a computer will get to a point were the hardware will need to be upgraded in order to handle the work you are doing. Common computer upgrades are memory, cpu, motherboard and hard drive.

-G33k

on May 15, 2011 | PC Desktops

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My computer is running slow


if it never used to run slow, and now does, then very high chance you have virus. run full virus scans, preferably 'online' , not using your installed antivirus scanner. if this fails to relieve the problem, restart into 'safe mode', and if problem does not persist anymore, it is most likely a driver issue. must uninstall devices from device manager, restart and see if problem is gone. if not, after uninstalling all major things , then use msconfig for 'diagnostic startup', if problem is resolved, figure out which one of the startups is causing it

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Fan slow down and them high speed


change the fan ASAP, since the zooming noise and the slow performance will affect even the processor and you might end up replacing the processor as well if it persists. So get the fan ASAP and problem will be solved.

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Fan dose not slow down


It seems that your system is overheating so follow these instructions first
- Make sure your Heat Sink is placed properly above the processor
- Clean the Processor fan, Heat Sink and other peripherals
- Use High Speed fans
- Use CPU Heat Sink Paste in the processor
- Make sure your dint restrict the speed of CPU fan
- Shut down your computer atleast two hour a day
If you are unable to perform above tasks then use a single utility tool like PC Fresher that will fix windows errors that cause of overheating

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My celeron 2.8 ghz 448mb ram is too slow, why?


Not enough memory.

Slow Windows Machine! Sounds like not enough resources such as RAM and CPU. Check Performance in Task-Manager (CTRL-ALT-DELETE). High CPU levels causes hang ups like freezing. Try disabling startup programs. Go to Start > Run (search in Win 7) and type MSConfig. In Startup tab, uncheck anything that you don't want Windows to load automatically. It will make Windows boot faster and use less resources while running. This just disables them in startup. Programs will still load, but when only you initiate. Consider increasing RAM. Uninstall any extras like those pushy toolbars, and add-ons.

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I get a norton warning that I have high cpu usage yet Im not running any programs.My computer is running slow and doing alot of clicking noises.I have 98% available free space on my hard drive and i...


1. Try disabling some of the Startup Programs.Press the "Windows" key on your keyboard and the "R" key at the same time. When the run dialog box comes up, type "msconfig" then press OK. The System Configuration Utility will open. Go to "Startup" tab, disable all startup programs, hit OK then restart computer.

2. Test if the computer still runs slow, if it doesn't try repeating the step 1, and re-enable the startup programs one by one or you can just check on the programs that you want to automatically start whenever you start Windows. These startup programs eats your computer resources which should have been used by the computer for processing instead.


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3. If you hear clicking noises from the computer it might be the computer's Hard Drive. Download and run a Hard Disk test. You can download Hard Drive Utilities from here - click this link

4. If the Hard Drive test fails then we will need to replace the Hard drive. If it passes run a full system scan using your Security software. The computer might be infected by a virus/malware which causes slow performance.

Hope this helps.

Mar 21, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Cpu running slow, even causing audio to chatter.


Yes it may affect your speed so whenever you sit on your pc just clean temporary file
  • start
  • run
  • type %temp%
  • tap enter and delete all the files
by this the speed can be improved

May 14, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Why does my fan seem to be cycling at all times which is slowing down the computer big time


your fan has nothing to do with your computer slowing down.
your fan goes on when a threshold is reach in the cpu temperature or another component's temperature being cooled. the question is what's is causing your cpu or your chipset to work harder than usual causing your system to seem to be sluggish??

the simple answer is malware and need for a clean up and tune up

I suggest you do the following:

1. get an air can, open the case and without touching anything and watching for ESD, dust off your system free.

2. close the case and turn your computer on

3. update your antivirus and run deep scans

4. get all critical updates for your system from windows update

5. download, spybot search and destroy, malwarebytes, superantispyware, and a square free edition, update them and run deep scans.

6. defrag your hard drive

7. to improve perforamance make sure you update or upgrade memory

good luck!

Apr 23, 2010 | Gateway 831GM PC Desktop

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