100% frequency

By El_Pac ยท 9 replies
Oct 15, 2007
  1. My CPU is running at 100% frequency, the usage goes anythin from 0% to 100%. The CPU keeps crashing whenever i try to play games etc. It seems to be forcing the CPU to overheat? though i could be wrong,

    My set up is Core 2 Duo 6600, x1950 Pro, 2gb Ram, Vista Business. Any help would be greatly apprciated

    current fan speed is around 3200rpm
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    The fact you`ve posted this in this forum, I take it you suspect a virus etc?

    Go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. El_Pac

    El_Pac TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Not sure what i think it is i just noticed a lot of CPU issues seem to be posted here. Theres the log thankyou for helping
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    Do you know that you can open the Task Manager and see what's running?

    Right click on Taskbar> Task Manager> click twice on top frame of CPU column. This will sort in descending order so you will see the highest users at the top. If you have any Windows closed- as if you were preparing to shutdown, you should only see activity in system, System Idle and taskmgr. Anything over 1 or 2 is something that started at boot and runs in the background.

    I will leave some databases for you to help you ID the Processes you see in the Process column. Once they are identified, you can use the start-up tab through the msconfig utility to stop the program or app from starting when you boot:

  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I can`t see anything nasty in your HJT log.

    Open your task manager and click on the processes tab.

    Let me know what process or processes is taking your cpu resources.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. El_Pac

    El_Pac TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nothing in the processes section is using anything out of the ordinary. Like i say the usage appaears perfectly normal but the frequency is whacked up on 100% constantly
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I don`t think your problem is malware related, so, I`m moving this thread to our Cpu`s Chipsets and mobo`s forum.

    Regards Howard :)
  8. El_Pac

    El_Pac TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok ty, hope they can help further. gunna hit the hay gettin late here, thanks for your help and any future help
  9. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    goto device manager and verify that your HDDs (Primary/secondary IDE Controllers) and other drives are running DMA mode and not PIO

    Get a program called Process Explorer. See where its peaking at.
  10. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    Can you explain you use of the word "frequency" better. If you don't notice any process running in the task Manager, what do you mean by 'frequency' and where are you seeing 'frequency'?
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