My CPU's are TOO HIGH!!!

June 29, 2011 at 15:27:40
Specs: Windows 7
why do my cpu's go up for no reason?? I'll be surfing the web and listening to music and suddenly my CPU'S go thru the roof. Can't figure out why. I run Avast for protection but it's not saying anything. What can i do???

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June 29, 2011 at 16:40:12
If the CPU usage just spikes and comes down again, then you are experiencing something normal. Every web page and link you click on needs to be 'built' on you screen, every image, moving graphic, web link, text, every cookie that asks your CPU to do something as well as your antivirus needing to scan everything that is loaded uses CPU power (especially if your graphics are onboard) so you get these spikes. Add that to other programs you may have running in the background (even if you do not know they are there) and those spikes can get fairly high.
If you are worried about a possible infection then scan also with Malwarebytes once a week or month just to be sure as well as whenever your computer begins acting unusual.
If you think you are beginning as too high an idle point then remove some programs from starting with windows with msconfig Start Tab, all you typically need is to leave is all Microsoft processes and your antivirus program, OK and restart the machine.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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June 29, 2011 at 17:51:27
"why do my cpu's go up for no reason??"

What does that mean? The temperatures go up? or as Fingers has guessed, the CPU usage goes up? If it's the latter, have you checked to see which program is hogging the CPU?

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