cpu runs at 100

Hewlett-packard Dx5150 workstation
December 21, 2010 at 10:56:45
Specs: Windows 7, 2.2/2.5
i have an old system but it should be running fine with 2.5gb ram and amd64 2.2ghz. I have put fresh installs of win7 and xp in both 32 and 64 bit versions (all on seperate hard drives that I still interchange), and all show cpu running at 100%. All bios available have been applied. I have many other PCs here and some older than this and they run fine with win7.

Any thoughts????

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December 21, 2010 at 18:50:48
Did you check Task Manager to see which program is hogging the CPU? You may have an infection or installed some crappy application. Which anti-virus do you have?

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December 21, 2010 at 19:14:51
no, I have 3 fresh installs on seperate disks and all have cpu maxed out. CPU has no burnt pins. There are no apps on any version. I don't have any other amc boards or chips to see if it is one of those but that is all I can think of.

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