why does my cpu run at 49%?

July 2, 2011 at 14:11:15
Specs: Windows 7
i have a 4 gig ram and my cpu runs at 49%...that seems pretty high, RPC is running even after disabling remote services. that bothers me the most. otherwise, everything looks normal...

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#1
July 2, 2011 at 16:38:02
which process is using the highest CPU

Subhash Chandra.
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#2
July 3, 2011 at 08:53:10
Two built in programs are used to find out what is using resources.

One is taskman and the other is perfmon. Try them to see what is causing the issue.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#3
July 3, 2011 at 09:08:18
ie explorer

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#4
July 3, 2011 at 12:51:09
IE is or could be quite a resource hog.

Usually two reasons. One is you are running some advanced page with multimedia.
Other is spyware/malware.

Do you have an advanced firewall/security application. If not get at least Security Essentials and a good host file.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#5
July 4, 2011 at 13:14:14
using norton. changed security on linksys and noticed the difference after that...but the additional security is necessary as we have neighbors who have tapped in...

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#6
July 4, 2011 at 15:44:18
Dump the system hog called Norton and try Avast (free version) it uses your system resources more intelligently. Use Windows Firewall (make sure it is active after you uninstall Norton).

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


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#7
July 9, 2011 at 15:16:38
got it down to less than 30%...had to clean up the machine even after a complete system clean reload! damn cookies that i just cant get rid of. norton finds em but literally stops the machine until you fix them...norton needs to get an autofix button! especially for something as minor as tracking cookies!

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#8
July 9, 2011 at 15:17:55
thanks to you for reminding me to check out task manager to see what was all running! :D

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#9
July 9, 2011 at 19:53:53
Run Disk clean up weekly.
Set your browser to delete cookies when you close the browser.
Set your browser to keep history for only 1-3 days, this way you can still go back and find something a day or two later, but you will not be bogged down with junk.
If you have been doing a lot of internet browsing or things are getting sluggish again, use your browser's clean out feature to clean out the junk, close and reopen the browser and things should be better.
Try a different browser like Firefox (it can copy over settings and favorites/bookmarks).
If Task Manager does not show you enough about the processes running, install Process Explorer from MS for more details.
The only Autofix for Norton is uninstalling it. It does not use resources intelligently and the quality of the protection is not up to the hype, others do it much better for free (Avast and MS Security Essentials). I use Webroot's Antivirus with Spysweeper at home with discount license for 3 or 5 machines (I have it on 5 machines) and at work we transitioned to Avast Free Version on about 10 machines.

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


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