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High CPU utilization

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Percival P. Cassidy, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Percival P. Cassidy

    Percival P. Cassidy Flightless Bird

    My 3.4GHz quad-core machine with Win7Pro is averaging approx. 30% CPU
    utilization (with occasional 100% peaks on individual cores) when doing
    absolutely nothing. The processes all show zero, but there does not seem
    to be a way of showing what the various services are using.

    Is this to be expected, or does my installation need to be repaired or
    restored from a Restore Point?

    Perce
     
  2. Parko

    Parko Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 10:34:42 -0400, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:

    > My 3.4GHz quad-core machine with Win7Pro is averaging approx. 30% CPU
    > utilization (with occasional 100% peaks on individual cores) when doing
    > absolutely nothing. The processes all show zero, but there does not seem
    > to be a way of showing what the various services are using.
    >
    > Is this to be expected, or does my installation need to be repaired or
    > restored from a Restore Point?
    >
    > Perce


    You may find Process Explorer enlightening.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx



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  3. Trimble Bracegirdle

    Trimble Bracegirdle Flightless Bird

    You should run a Add Ware ... Spy Ware detector / remover.

    Best for free I know of & use is Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/

    I'm not saying its that but you should check regularly.
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  4. Percival P. Cassidy

    Percival P. Cassidy Flightless Bird

    On 06/22/10 10:58 am, Parko wrote:

    >> My 3.4GHz quad-core machine with Win7Pro is averaging approx. 30% CPU
    >> utilization (with occasional 100% peaks on individual cores) when doing
    >> absolutely nothing. The processes all show zero, but there does not seem
    >> to be a way of showing what the various services are using.
    >>
    >> Is this to be expected, or does my installation need to be repaired or
    >> restored from a Restore Point?


    > You may find Process Explorer enlightening.
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx


    Thanks. That showed me that the CPU hog was the monitor program for my
    APC UPS. The newer version of that program (2.2 vs. the 2.0 I was using)
    solved the problem.

    Perce
     

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