100% CPU usage

By kmm93
Dec 7, 2011
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  1. My computer cpu usage also increases upto 100% very frequently due to which my networking becomes quite slow.

    I downloaded the Hijack program and came up with this log file.
    Please help me out....

    Attached Files:

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,457   +135

  3. kmm93

    kmm93 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    anti virus

    I am using anti virus Nod32 and no other anti malware,

    I re-installed the windows but then even the problem was not fixed,

    I ran the tool you prescribed but still no solution.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,457   +135

    May be overheating. Do you have a simple laptop cooler platform?
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,280   +181

    Posts moved to avoid hijacking another member's thread.
  6. kmm93

    kmm93 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    NO Laptop

    Well I do not use laptop .It was the other guy having laptop.

    I use pentium 4 pc with 768 MB ram , 2.40GHz processor , 20 GB hard drive and desktop system of dell (model: GX 260).

    Now what?
  7. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 106

    Open task manager and see the process with 100% or big numbers
    It won't be hard ;-)
  8. kmm93

    kmm93 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    dont know

    I do not have a idea how to have a look at the percentage used by the each process.

    Please guide me.
  9. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 106

    Type Ctrl+Shift+Esc. Click the "Process" tab

    Done ;-)
  10. kmm93

    kmm93 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    task manager

    Processes tab shows the details as:
    Now which bar shows the usage , the CPU one or the Mem Usage ?


    Image name Username CPU Mem Usage

    svhost.exe SYSTEM 00 4184

    chrome.exe Administrator 03 46728
    chrome.exe Administrator 00 26812
    chrome.exe Administrator 00 61748
    chrome.exe Administrator 24 28384
    slserv.exe SYSTEM 00 888
    nod32krn.exe SYSTEM 00 40376
    jqs.exe SYSTEM 00 1396
    msnmsgr.exe Administrator 00 26068
    nod32kui.exe Administrator 00 2024
    spoolsv.exe SYSTEM 00 4452
    Explorer,exe Administrator 02 21124
    alg.exe LOCAL SERVICE 00 4004
    WLCOMM.EXE Administrator 00 21188
    svhost.exe LOCAL SERVICE 00 4668
    svhost.exe NETWORK SERVICE 00 4064

    svhost.exe SYSTEM 00 21804
    svhost.exe SYSTEM 00 4648
    svhost.exe SYSTEM 00 4920
    lsass.exe SYSTEM 00 1084
    services.exe SYSTEM 00 3320
    winlogon.exe SYSTEM 00 3900
    csrss,exe SYSTEM 00 3452
    SMSS.exe SYSTEM 00 372
    chrome.exe Administrator 00 36772
    System SYSTEM 00 212
    System Idle Process SYSTEM 81 16
  11. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 106


    just look at this picture and u will understand

    http://imageshack.us/f/40/11920692.png/
  12. kmm93

    kmm93 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Usage

    Well then the system idle process is using up all the memory. (i.e >80)

    So now what is the solution for this.
  13. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 106

    No no no, System Idle Process is... well nothing.
    Your cpu is 20% used. System idle Process says how much in % your CPU is not used. So if it is 99% it means only 1% is being used. See the others except the System Idle Process and tell me ;-)
     
  14. kmm93

    kmm93 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Its the running program

    Then I can not tell specifically that which program is using the memory because when system is at rest , the cpu usage is normal but whenever i run any program(eg. open google chrome or a website , play cs or watch live streaming) the usage of that program increases to 90 above and then constantly falls to around 60%.
    If the program is closed then the cpu usage comes to normal.

    Hence the running program takes up all the percentage usage.

    I hope this helps.
  15. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 106


    Could you please post your system specs?
  16. kmm93

    kmm93 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    system specifications

    I have already mentioned it above .

    I use pentium 4 pc with 768 MB ram , 2.40GHz processor , 20 GB hard drive(out of which 9GB is empty) and desktop system of dell (model: GX 260).
    I have Windows Xp (Sp3) installed.
  17. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 106

    I don't really know what's going wrong.
    Well , 20GB is way too low but I guess that is not a problem.
    The Computer seems to be very old, open the case and remove any dust you find. Also upgrade ram and cpu.....
    I don't really know what's going wrong :-(
  18. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,457   +135

    In the days of the old Pentium 4, and 20GB hard drive computers we never worried about CPU usage. The 100% CPU usage is really not a issue at all with this old hardware
  19. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 106

    These "old days" are over.
    Now people make programs for better hardware, hence more speed, hence slower speed on old cpus :-(
  20. kmm93

    kmm93 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Well I have been using this system for 3 years but have upgraded it along the period.
    This is the first time I am facing this problem.

    Well Thanks for your help.....

    By the way what system specs would you recommend after this as I am planning to take a new PC.
  21. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,457   +135

    I would suggest that you install a larger hard drive (350-500GB) so that Windows can have a much bigger swap file and also see if you can boost the memory to 1GB. This will most likely ease the CPU's load. I can imagine that this 100% CPU load happened shortly after you installed XP's Service Pack 3. I will not install XP SP3 unless the computer has 1GB of memory minimum... That 20GB drive has to go ASAP! 9GB is not enough free space and that drives access times are in the mud for sure :rolleyes:
  22. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 106

    It has to do with money. Say how much you want to spend and I will say possible recommendations ;-)
  23. kmm93

    kmm93 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Not possible..

    Well I live in Pakistan so the currency is in rupees.
    So you cant recommend with respect to the money.

    But still, I am planning to buy a new desktop system with 1GB Ram , 40 or 80 GB Hard disk and 3.0 GHz processor. It would cost me around Rs.6000 (approximately $70 American).

    Well is a dual core processor of 2.2 or 2.4 GHz better than a normal 3.0 or above GHz processor?
    What mother board would you suit for these specs?
  24. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 106

    70$ LOL MAN!!! With
  25. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 106

    70$ LOL MAN!!! With 70USD You can't buy a good pc. It will be like this one you have. For your money I would say buy a 320GB HDD, 4GB DDR3 RAM, Radeon HD 6770 (or 6670 which is cheaper) and for CPU I would say Core i3 one cause they are cheap and good or from AMD I would say Phenom II X4 840 or AMD FX-4100 :D


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