cpu usage increases, pc slows down

By southpaw123
Oct 28, 2007
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  1. Whenever i run my cd/dvd rom my cpu usage increases upto 52% and cpu runs at half of its speed. Everything slows down, even songs dont play at normal speed, mouse moves at a very slow speed and it takes one and a half hour to write a dvd nd when my cd/dvd rom is not running everything is normal. Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz can ne1 help me with this.
  2. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas Newcomer, in training Posts: 718

    I think that there is something wrong with that cd rom component. You've got to try another one (borrow one I mean) and see how it will run. CD/DVD roms don't use much cpu power at all. If it's not that, your motherboard ide output may be defective. You could try the outlet that your hard drive is in (use a two outlet cable with the cd rom as a slave). Please remember that you should not run a PC this way as a rule. Just to test your mobo and the cd rom unit. Good Luck.
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