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CPU runs at 100% a lot of the time, mainly when opening internet files, freezing the system and causing the fan to kick in for long periods. I have removed as many programmes as possible and increased my memory, replaced a 256mb with 2gb and seem to have plenty of free space. PC World Tech Guys have replaced mother board and done a number of fixs which have not worked.

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It can be possible that the CPU and the mother board has some conflicts .If all unwanted programs were taken off , the OS was installed fresh, an antivirus was installed and the drivers installed then , the system must run well. If not cross check the CPU and the board as your memory is new. Does the CPU/board support the memory.
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