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CPU Usage High

I have an HP Media Center m7470n
Motherboard: Amethyst-M (MSI-7184)
AMD 64 X2 4200+
4gb RAM
Video: Radion HD4670 1gb
Sound: X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty

My CPU usage is high, the total averages 47%. This is caused by System Interrupts. I have Catalyst 8.3 drivers for my chipset, those are the latest ones for the SB400. The rest of the system drivers are Microsoft, except for video and sound. Wich have the latest manufacturer drivers. I'm using VItsa 64 bit OS. I've been reserching this problem on the internet for 2 weeks and I've tried many things, including several clean installs. The system Idle process is low averaging around 50%.

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Press ctrl+shift+esc. Click processes , then select view all processes. Find out which one is using the resources. Then press windows key+ r. Type msconfig. And disable the program.

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