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CPU is running at 100% all the time

Microsoft Windows vista home premium - 3...
September 4, 2010 at 05:04:19
Specs: Windows Vista, Duo P8400/4GB
Hey there,

I have a Asus F6V series laptop. It's been running find however just today it started to get really slow. My keyboard shows how much CPU and RAM is being used by the computer and it's been showing 100% all the time. I can really feel the system slowing down.

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September 13, 2010 at 09:07:00
You should definitely scan for spyware to make sure your computer is not infested. This can cause multiple programs and process to be loaded into CPU access and RAM thus making your CPU usage high. However, you should monitor it to make sure that the spikes in usage are temporary or constant. Constant would indicate a virus. Monitor it by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del. This brings up the task manager. Check out the link below to see visuals.

Here are some ways to cut down down on CPU access
Disable the amount of services running in the background-- You can do this by altering your computer configuration. Here is how:
1. Open your Start menu.
2. Click Run
3. In the command screen type "msconfig.exe"
4. In the "system configuration utility",click either "service" or "startup" tab
5. Uncheck all programs that your are no longer using.
6. Click "OK"

Hope this helps!


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