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My cpu is running at 100% most of the time and there are 60 processes. What can I do? Thank you gravitypoole@sc.rr.com

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    Dixit Sardana May 11, 2010

    Which process apart from System Idle Process is taking up a lot of CPU usage? It's advised to run a full system scan using an updated AntiVirus. Also try disabling any of the startup items (from msconfig utility) which you do not want to load during startup.

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Hi there .


Depending on what you have installed, 60 processes running may not be anything exceptional. That is within the average on a computer running Vista, and some software installed.

As first thing check the RAM amount. If the RAM is insufficient, the CPU will have to work more to supply to the lack of RAM with intense use of virtual memory saved on hard disk drive.

If RAM is up to 512MB, upgrade at least to one GB, if possible install 2 GB.

Apart upgrading RAM , try uninstalling obsolete software. Setting not-needed software to not start automatically(when possible), look for viruses and have a look at the registry, maybe using a tool like Hijack This.

Try following the instructions here:My computer is slow - Microsoft Windows

If you decide to use Hijack This, you can copy and paste here the Log, I will tell you what processes may be safely prevented from starting.

Always save a backup copy of system registry before making changes.

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MY CPU is using 90 to 100% most of the time


This post is a little confusing. The CPU running at 90 - 100% directly conflicts with Idle being 38 or 49 %. CPU usage + System idle process should equal 100%. Here is an explanation.
What is the System Idle Process and why is it using most of the CPU Ask Leo
The host process can runs many things at once and may or may not be a problem depending on what is running.
host process for windows service consuming data continuously
Since the CPU usage and the System idle seem to be in conflict, I suspect some hidden process may be running. Do a full scan with your antivirus and then run these.
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Feb 07, 2017 | The Computers & Internet

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How to Protect PC from Overheating?


Laptop over heating which is also known as Thermal Overload.This is mainly due to excess usage of CPU(More than 60%) for a long time.


To check CPU usage Right click on Task Bar>Select Start Task Manager>Performance.

or

Shortcut Ctrl+Shift+Esc

If your CPU usage is more than 50% you need to close some applications which are using 20++% CPU.
To check application which are using 20++% CPU
Right click on Task Bar>Select Start Task Manager> Processes
Search in this dialog box for programs which are using 30++% CPU
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You need to close this application to prevent PC from over heating.Actually %age usage indicates load to CPU by the application.If load is to much CPU is to processes at faster speed which in turn increases temperature of CPU.

To close the program select the program,and select End Process.



If didn't found any program using 30++% CPU in this dialog box.
Select Show process from all users. and search in this dialog box and close the program.

Caution:some times your system also uses 30++% CPU inn some processes like anti virus scanning,at this if you closed the program your PC may shutdown.At this time you need to restart the PC.

This usually happens for out dated anti virus or incompatible programs.

There are some other factors like Graphics Properties and Graphic Memory,Display size, Processor type,etc.At this time its better top use a cooling pad.




Some program like camera drivers,Simulation softwares,games uses 50+% CPU.This is common these programs need to process large amount of data at short interval time which increases CPU usage but this is normal.


The processors properties are tested at 140*c so no need to worry.If the CPU exceeds the limited temperature PC will shuts down automatically,and after cooling you need to start the PC.
Thank you...:)

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Cpu usage 100


Usually a CPU running at or near 100% means you have to many running processes. Have you added any hardware? Memory? Still using Windows XP? There are some tips to speed up Win XP: http://www.wikihow.com/Speed-up-a-Windows-XP-Computer Do you do regular Maintenance? Clean the junk from your machine. Try 2 freeware programs to get you started. 1, CCLEANER: http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ Use the cleaner and registry to remove the junk and free up HDD space, select TOOLS, STARTUP section, disable ALL unnecessary startup programs, this will speed up starts ant running. 2, MALWAREBYTES: http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/ In the install, UNCHECK the Trial Pro version, you want the freeware version. Run a Full Scan, delete ALL results, reboot. That should get you started.

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I will suggest to see running processes. It will show you what processes are running and which uses more memory (also cpu usage). It might be some virus or unwanted program.

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My Dell Latitude D620 is constantly spiking at 100% cpu, the problem arises especially when running the mouse over any program, it basically locks down my whole computer and nothing will run, it always...


It sounds like there could be a virus on your computer that is using up all of your CPU resources. Try to monitor the processes and CPU usage, buy pushing Ctrl + Alt + Del at the same time. This will open up the Task Manager on XP, or show you a menu screen on Windows Vista and 7, and you can click on start task manager at the bottom. View all your processes and how much cpu usage is being taken up from those processes. Look for the process using the highest cpu usage when it spikes to 100% and please repost the process name!

In the mean time might I suggest running and anti-virus scan, scanning for malware, and spyware as well. If you do not have any of these programs, I would suggest using either AVG, or Avira Anti-Virus, Malwarebytes, and Super Anti-Spyware, all of which are free programs that can be downloaded here!

Copy and paste the links into your browsers address bar...

AVG-- http://www.filehippo.com/download_avg_antivirus_32/

Avira-- http://www.filehippo.com/download_antivir/

Malwarebytes-- http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/

Super Anti Spyware-- http://www.filehippo.com/download_superantispyware/

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With all the stuff running in the background of Vista, and Norton, you could very well be maxing out the computer. Memory, processor or both. I have a laptop, and I close down the HP total care advisor, and any periphial programs running that I am not going to use. like backup programs and printer standby stuff. Norton does use a lot of resources especially on updating an d processing the updates. I usually let my PC do it's thing until the HD activity light quiets down before I try to use it.

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Why is my cpu constantly running at 100% and my fan constantly running no matter what I do?


it is kind of known issues with vista OS.

Press ALT+Ctrl+Esc or go to task manager -> process-> you will get which process is taking much CPU usages.

Then right click on the particular process and delete it.

This happens most of the time because of the SVHOST.exe

To get rid from it.

Check one of the below solution provided on the forum. This should resolve your issue.

If not then please get back with the screenshot of the task manager process window. So we can determine which process is consuming the max usages of CPU.

http://www.zolved.com/synapse/view_content/23054/Windows_Vista_-_Troubleshooting_Excessive_CPU_usage.


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Please do the three finger wave (Ctrl/Alt/Del) to see what is running. Check the CPU useage. Begin stopping 'processes' until you find the one that makes your computer run at 100%. You may have to reboot several times to find the answer to your question ...

Let me know what you find out ... perhaps I can be of further assistance at that time

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