CPU spikes every few minutes

By Skicaz217
Jun 1, 2010
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  1. Hey, my cpu seems to enjoy spiking every 2-3 minutes(everyday running programs run to 100cpu in task manager, audio will skip around and computer will run very slow for 5-10seconds. I have had this issue in the past but when I switched my computer over to Windows 7, it went away and now it has come back. The usual programs I run is google chrome, itunes and AIM. With these programs being open, my problems happen. It isn't always a combination of them, sometimes it will be just one of the programs. I have a fairly decent laptop and I don't know why this is happening.

    Specs:
    Windows 7 home edition
    HP Pavilion DV9500 Notebook pc
    Intel core 2 duo CPU @ 1.5GHz
    2GB Ram
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS


    Thanks for your help :)
  2. Skicaz217

    Skicaz217 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    bump? anyone...
  3. Skicaz217

    Skicaz217 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    forum failure
  4. jaunetravolta

    jaunetravolta Newcomer, in training

    perhaps you have virus ?
  5. jaunetravolta

    jaunetravolta Newcomer, in training

    try to boot with another Operating System to see if it works fine
  6. Skicaz217

    Skicaz217 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    No Virus and I've upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 which fixed the problem for awhile...idk about it being the operating system but it's an interesting idea. My computer has actually been working fine for awhile. I started using it on the battery for awhile and that strangely seems to of fixed the problem
  7. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 742

    You upgraded. Normally when upgrading problems remain their and as jaunetravolta told you it may be a problem of virus.

    I would recommend you to make a clean install of windows 7 which will be better for you. Also what anti virus and firwall are you using? Also is your Pc networked?
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