my cpu is constantly running at 100% help me

By sikhfella88
Aug 19, 2005
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  1. I justed did a clean install of my operating system now my cpu is constantly running at100%. My system specs are for the cpu 3.0 ghz with HT and 512mb ram.
  2. CesarWilk

    CesarWilk Newcomer, in training

    Maybe you have a virus

    Could be that you have a virus, Last time I did a clean istall, i got one doing windows update.

    Hey, buy another 512! too, :hotbounce
  3. PaulAtlanta

    PaulAtlanta Newcomer, in training

    You may have a memory resident virus

    some viruses get nto the mamory. you need to run nortons SW 2005 premier w updated AV disk

    or

    update your onboard av and run it
  4. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    sikhfella88-
    press CONTROL+SHIFT+ESCAPE all at once to open the task manager. select the tab labeled processes, and click the header in the CPU column, thus sorting your processes by thier cpu usage. reply which processes are generally taking up the most CPU usage, and give thier percentages.

    before you go off and do that, answer me this: does this machine have any antivirus software/protective firewall? if not, then i reccomend AVG free edition (free.grisoft.com) and sygate personal firewall. failure to use said software could easily result in malicious software bogging down your system.
  5. sikhfella88

    sikhfella88 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    yeah i got zone alarm securities yeah do you think a messed up fan would make the cpu run faster
  6. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    uninstall zone alarm then, if it is 'hogging' your cpu time. i reccomend sygate personal firewall.
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