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Buffalo High Power Card Not high powered

Q: Buffalo High Power Card Not high powered

I have a WLI- CB HP 54 Buffalo wireless network card and it is supposed to reach further than regular wireless G cards, but my internal wirelesss on my laptop spans MUCH further.

I am using Windows XP SP2 and installed the driver and software about 3 times. I have found that windows configures it better than the software that came.

My question are a couple.. First. when i go and set up wireless zero configuration service to automatic, it keeps going off the next time i restart and when i search for networks it says "make sure your switch is turned on " .......

I called Buffalo and they said that it was my internal PCI adapter interferring with it. It is an A/B internal card. Within close range, the wireless card works fine.
I also wanted to know if there are dangers of having my internal A/B card and a wireless G card running at the same time.

Also the Buffalo says it is B/G, but doesn't pick up B networks well.

Thank you for your help.

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Preferred Solution: Buffalo High Power Card Not high powered

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Buffalo High Power Card Not high powered

Is your router A, B, or G? Also, I can't think of any danger, per se, of running both cards. This is a process called Multi-homing. If you plug in a LAN cable, you'll actually have 3 network connections, 3 IP Addresses, etc. Some apps may get confused & blow up, otherwise you're just using some resources unnecessarily. If it was me, I'd turn off the internal card if I had a G card I'd rather use...

Regards,
Emmett

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Hi,

I'm looking to update my gaming PC and I already have one 8800 GT GFX card. I have £175 to spend and would like advice on the best route to go down.

I'm going to buy a new SLI mobo (for future proofing my PC) but will not have enough to buy a new high quality GFX card like a second 8800 GT. Is it worth buying a cheaper card like an 8600 GT for the meantime?

I know that this helps with the newly enabled Physx drivers despite very few games utilising this atm (although I do play Unreal 3 which does use it), but does it help improve normal games too? The main games I play are Crysis, Call of Duty 4, Battlefield.

Any advice would be great.
 

A:Can I combine a high and low powered Nvidia card in SLI?

I don't honestly think the "future proofing" is worth the hussle. You'll get them cheaper in the future, and you might want to get crossfire instead of SLI when you have enough money to really make the upgrade.
Adding a 8600 on the 8800s side will help you a little, but I'd advice you to save your money, and propably get two Radeon 4850s with a Crossfire board as soon as you've gathered enough money, and sell the 8800GT. Or just save your money, and get a SLI board and the real cards you're planning to use on it.
 

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HiI am trying to help my Mom utilize resources to help clean her PC from Malware and such and ask for some eyes to take a look at this Hijackthis log.Thank in advance for your time.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:55:57 PM, on 1/15/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exeC:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXEC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\TBMon.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.... Read more

A:Mom's High Powered Pc Running Slower Than It Should

Hi,

Sorry for this delay. Post please a fresh hijackthis log if you still have problems.

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Hi all,

Just wondering: I run my PC on an average no-name brand UPS to safeguard against sudden power outages. Not so uncommon in my part of the world so almost a necessity, not a luxury. Problem is that the UPS is nothing special while my PC is a power sucker - GTX780 Ti Super clocked, core i7 4770K over clocked, several USB devices, 2 SSD's and 1 HDD, multiple fans etc. All fed by a Corsair 1050W PSU. Will the UPS potentially reduce performance of the PC or cause it to BSOD if it cannot deliver enough power? It has not happened yet. Or does it not matter as long as the UPS is being fed from the wall plug?

A:Running an average UPS on a modern high powered PC

Running a high powered PC with a cheap UPS doesn't make much sense. Any UPS is going to have a maximum power rating, and with a cheap one the actual capabilities may not match advertised specs. If at any time the UPS is unable to supply the required current there are going to be problems. That means possible spontaneous shutdowns, BSODs, or damage to either the UPS or computer.

Not recommended.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 78.8

Hi,

I want a gfx card for high power gaming, and I want to spend as little as possible on it... I want to try SLI, perhaps two 7600 GT OC. I've seen it on the web for 266.28 CDN a piece. Would two of these outperform, say an X850 Platinum Edition, which costs more than two 7600's.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: HIGH power video card for minimum moolah

I would do the SLI for that price no doubt at all.

P.S. yes they would whoop the 850's hind-end in a dog fight. Might even be close to the x1900
 

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I recently updated my graphics card to GeForce GTX 650 Ti on my custom built machine. Now, whenever computer enters, and then comes back out of standy, or hibernation, it causes CPU usage to jump to around 90 - 100% and makes computer unusable to say the least. (Note: CPU not GPU)

First what I've tryed:

- All drivers, for all cards, are up to date
- Did a clean reinstall of Windows 7
- Flash BIOS to most recent version (which unfortunately is 2012)
- Updated Chipset drivers for motherboard
- Ran a performance test, test couldn't make it pass the 3D Graphics portion, it caused the same high CPU usage.

What I haven't tryed:

- Installing card in another computer (not really an option for me right now)
- Checking PSU
The performance test I used was from Passmark and it makes me suspect something is up with DirectX11 when it failed the 3D portion. Does anyone have any other ideas or troubleshooting I can try?

Thanks in advance

PS. I did a simple search for this before posting and couldn't find my answer. I will continue to look through the forums as well

A:New Video Card caused high CPU usuage coming out of low power state

have you gone into task manager to see what process is causing the high cpu usage?

thats about the only way youll find out.

chances are its a windows related program, so make sure you have the latest windows service pack and that its up to date.

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HI i have recently decided to buy a new power supply and a new graphics card (8800GT) The problem is that is it worth buying it if i cant play Crysis at high settings.
Here are my specs-

CPU-Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 1.86 GHz
HDD-Western Digital 250x2 in RAID 0
RAM-2 GB 667 MHz

I believe that is enough info, here is where I am going to buy the parts from, and here are the links

PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817190012

GPU-http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=40000048+4018&Description=8800GT&name=%24200+-+%24300

With the video card i just cannot decide which company to buy from. If you couuld please tell me that would be great
 

A:Gettin a new power supply and 8800 GT video card, But can i play crysis at high

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Hi,
 
My wifes Win7 PC became sluggish with 100% cpu utilization, high disk activity, and high network activity (20% or so on 100Mbit LAN). Based on another post I ran the eset poweliks cleaner and it reported that it was found. The log it generated is attached (zipped to reduce size)
 
It still has the same problems. If I disconnect the LAN it becomes responsive. I have left the LAN disconnected. The Mcafee scan does not find anything. Malwarebytes Antimalware did not find anything.
 
I ran dds, the output files are attached.
 
Please advise the steps needed to clean her computer.
 
Thank you,
Howard
 

A:Win7 computer slow, high CPU, high LAN activity, and Win32/Poweliks found

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Hi,

I am running XP SP 2 on Intel Motherboard DH55TC, Core i5 CPU. UAA High Definition Audio class driver is resulting in high hardware interrupts that uses upto 10 to 12% of CPU. The interrupts goes away if I uninstall UAA Bus driver through Device Manager. But this also disables RealTek audio driver which means I hear sound no more.

I tried updating the UAA driver to Version 1.0a but still the hardware interrupts wont go away. Please help how to fix this issue.
 

A:Microsoft UAA bus driver for High Definition Audio is causing high hardware interrupt

Download the Realtek drivers here Realtek drivers, you want the third one down, Windows 2000, Windows XP/2003(32/64 bits) Driver only (Executable file)
 

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Hi all,

This is my first computer build. For the most part it is playing games fine, but three times now in the last several weeks I have gotten BSODs, in Crysis 3, Battlefield 4. I didn't have the presence of mind to write down the error code.

I have attached the /zip file generated by SF.

Any ideas? I got error codes when trying to debug myself with windbg.

A:BSOD playing games under high load, High-end Intel/Nvidia custom PC

Hello i have had a look the the files you provided.


Code:
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa800cfd5028, bf800000, 124}

Probably caused by : GenuineIntel

Followup: MachineOwner
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Code:
6: kd> !errrec fffffa800cfd5028
===============================================================================
Common Platform Error Record @ fffffa800cfd5028
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Record Id : 01cf956465f79ba4
Severity : Fatal (1)
Length : 928
Creator : Microsoft
Notify Type : Machine Check Exception
Timestamp : 7/4/2014 6:47:18 (UTC)
Flags : 0x00000000

===============================================================================
Section 0 : Processor Generic
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descriptor @ fffffa800cfd50a8
Section @ fffffa800cfd5180
Offset : 344
Length : 192
Flags : 0x00000001 Primary
Severity : Fatal

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RELEVANCY SCORE 69.2

Recently, I reinstalled my Netgear wna3100 driver. Ever since then, I've been experiencing problems with high pings in games where I normally never had problems with. Pages load slowly even just the home page of Google.

I've attached my ipconfig picture. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

A:High download speed and signal, high ping in games, slow page loads

To Disable Selective Suspend:

open the control panel
go to power options (you may have to set view to small icons)
click change plan settings
in the window that opens:
click change plan settings
click change advanced power settings, expand usb and ensure usb selective suspend is disabled.

I would also (while the device is plugged in)
go into the control panel - system - device manager - click the properties for it and make sure it's set to always on there as well.
I don't think the ipconfig can tell us much here since it's a data rate problem of some sort and not a actual connection problem from the sound of it.

The two things I mention above will hopefully keep your system from putting the device in 'low power mode' which may , or may not help your current problem.

I'm also curious if your system has recently slowed down in any other ways?

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About a year ago, I noticed that my computer was running slow (both online and off) and that the explorer.exe process listed in the Windows Task Manager was usually running very high. Windows Explorer seemed to crash a lot as well. A few months ago, I attempted to install Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 on my computer and before the install completed a warning window popped up saying something like 'there is already another instance of Kaspersky running' (which was not the case since this was the first time I had ever attempted to install Kaspersky software) and the install failed. When I rebooted my computer, I got the blue screen of death for a few seconds and then Windows booted with a message saying that Windows had recovered from a serious problem. Since recovering from whatever happened after the failed Kaspersky install, my computer is slower than ever and the Task Manager still shows a high CPU usage even though the System Idle Process is high and there isn't any processes listed that are using much CPU time at all.

I just scanned my system with the latest updated versions of AdAware, Spybot S&D, SuperAntiSpyware, and Avira AntiVir. All of them found nothing. I then cleaned my computer with CCleaner and ran HijackThis.

Here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:25:30 AM, on 13/03/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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RELEVANCY SCORE 69.2

This problem began yesterday. I noticed my CPU was at 90C constantly with very high CPU usage (>50%). I had no major programs running. I rebooted several times and the program persisted.

1. I went into safe mode and everything was normal. So this rules out hardware issues.
2. I reformatted and everything was normal..but then after installing these few programs, the problem began again.
Programs:
-MSE
-Jdownloader
-iSkysoft video converter
-VLC
-Media player classic
-utorrent
-Chrome
-Firefox
-java
-Microsoft Office 2010 Pro
-Mp3tag
-Mp3gain
-Weather watcher live
-Xiliosoft audio converter 6
-Malware bytes antimalware
-Aimersoft video converter
-Boilsoft video joiner
-winrar
-7zip
-daemon tools lite
-coretemp
-drivers for dell wifi, usb 3.0, graphics
3. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 14z

Here is my hijackthis logfile:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:59:37 PM, on 2/24/2013
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Weather Watcher Live\ww.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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A:Very high CPU usage, causing very high laptop CPU temps (90c idle)

Hello. First off, having utorrent effectively craps you out on this forum since it has a bad rep. Suggest you remove it and come back, start a new thread. That said, if you're familiar with Task Manager, check the CPU percentage on the processes tab (click CPU column to sort). This may help pinpoint which app(s) are whack.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 69.2

It's wierd... when I start up Granado Espada, 3-D MMORPG and move my camera angle something in my computer squeaks just as I move it.

Also, when I scroll up and down webpages.

These noises go away some time after the program has been opened.. but I just want to know what part of the computer is squeaking. I figure it's the GPU.

Oh and my case is open so mabye that's why I can hear it so well.
 

A:High high pitch sqeaking noise from computer when scrolling

Could be interference from something. If i have my volume WAY up, I can hear distortion when I move my mouse, but only if certain audio sources are enabled. Try going to your audio setup and turning off cd digital/analog and such one at a time and see if that helps.
 

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Generally, Led high bay light is installed in the high altitude of 5-20m from the ground. Once the product fails, it will generate the following maintenance costs:
1. Machine rental fee for Aerial operation
2. Aerial operating fee of trained electrician
The two costs is much more expensive than the price of product, so choosing high quality product is the equal of cost savings

A:Why choose high quality led high bay light relative to other led lamp?

to learn more about high bay light from www.sunper.net

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RELEVANCY SCORE 68.4

I've been having this problem now for an year or so now. It started when I upgraded my connection from 8/1 ADSL to 100/10 cable (so the problem wasn't noticeable even if it was there before) and when I download at high speeds (in steam, for example) my CPU usage jumps to 80% and higher, and my pc starts to stutter (mouse, audio, everything).

What makes it harder for me to track down, is that it does not happen right after I start my PC. For a good 1 to 3 hours after starting my PC I can download fine at full speed (~12MB/s) without any problems. But after my PC has been on for few hours the problem starts. When ever I download above 5MB/s (sometimes even above 3MB/s) my CPU usage goes to around 75% to 99% and everything stutters, mouse, video, audio etc.

Using Task Manager, it shows that NT Kernel & System is what is using the CPU.
Process Explorer shows Hardware Interrupts and DPCs as the cause for high CPU usage.

I've tried updating my drivers (mouse, keyboard audio, video and network drivers are up to date), but I cannot seem to find USB or hard drive drivers in case it's those that are causing it. If it's even drivers causing it.

I'm using AVG Free and ZoneAlarm.
My HDD is 7200rpm so it should be able to handle 100mb cable connection. (not 100% sure about that)

I've also noticed that my windows has set pagefile at 8190MB, even though it says 12285MB is recommended. But that might not have anything to do with the problem.

A:Stuttering and high CPU usage while downloading at high speeds

Hey, some thoughts,

- Is your BIOS up-to-date?
- Are you sure AVG Free and ZoneAlarm work nicely together? They used to be fine couple years ago when they were AV/Firewall but recent versions tend to cross-over. Try uninstalling one? I can't say why would the problem start after sometime though.
- Are you using Ethernet or wireless?
- How is your power options set in control panel? Try High Performance if it is not set that way already.

I guess these drivers are good for you too Latest AMD Chipset Drivers Released

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I receive the same alert from AVG whether I am using IExplorer, Firefox or Chrome. Also, in the task manager the CPU usage is sometimes almost 50% and it's always the internet browser I have open. Computer seems a bit sluggish. I have also been having trouble viewing videos on surfline.com (but not anywhere else). I am more than happy to delete any programs you think would be adding to the problem. Any help would be appreciated.

Here is my logfile from HijackThis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:46:07 PM, on 7/6/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16446)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Health Check\HPHC_Scheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Users\Lisa\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ubd.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
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So I recently built a computer (I will post the hardware below) and it replaced my old iMac. Ever since I have built it, the connection on it has been incredibly "spiky." Especially when I game, it will start out at about 10ms ping which, then spike to around 800ms for 20 minutes at a time. My other computers in the house remain their high connection and my download speed stays at about 50mbs. I ran a packet loss test and it shows a ton of packet loss and high amounts of jitter. When I turn the modem off then on the wifi temporarily fixed for a little bit. Any help would be amazing and I can prove more details with anything. I have already run a virus/maleware scan and my firewall has all the games excluded, and all of my drivers are up to date.
Heres my hardeware:
TP Link AC1200 Wireless Adapter
ASRock B85m itx motherboard
Intel core i5 4460
MSI R9 380 Graphics Card
Ballistix Support 8gb RAM
Seagate 1TB Hard drive
Windows 10 OS
Please let me know if yall can help
 

A:HELP, High Ping High Packet Loss On One Computer

Some other things to note: I am using Norton Security for my antivirus, and whenever I run the troubleshoot for my network it gives me the message; "windows could not detect this network's proxy settings"
 

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Recently I have been seeing 100% CPU and nearly the same Memory numbers when I am doing virtually nothing on my computer.  I am also getting messages telling me to shut down programs because of the high memory usage...but I don't actually have much running.  Additionally, when I try to restart the computer, I am often told that an app is running preventing the restart but I can not tell what app that is...Restart sometimes will work nevertheless, other times I have to manually shut the computer down and then manually start it up again.  Also, sometimes after restart I am presented with two users to choose from, my regular user and a "user" that I have no idea what it is but it is called "postgres."
 
Also, though I do not know if this is related to this problem or not, I use Norton Internet Security, including its anti-spam program.  I use it with Outlook 2013.  Sometimes Norton fails to designate spam emails with its usual designation of "Norton Anti Spam."   What is weird about this is that the problem turns up intermittently in that a group of emails will be properly marked...but 30 minutes later the next group won't be.
 
Thanks for your help, Ken
 
Here is the DDS. txt file:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16537
Run by Kenneth at 8:58:36 on 2013-10-16
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro  6.2.9200.0.1252.1.1033.18.16271.12753 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-... Read more

A:High CPU, High Memory, Postgres user appears, etc.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 68.4

It takes like 3 seconds to open the file explorer when the laptop is brand new and has i7 7700HQ, 16GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB...

What i've done:
Scan for malware
Check for disk errors
Reboot (?)
Optimizers

Haven't installed anything weird lately... Any ideas?
 

A:High response time on new high-specs computer

LOL NOBODY ANSWER TO THIS THREAD, BUT DO NOT DELETE IT SO PEOPLE CAN REALISE THIS.

Apparently, Nvidia laptops include some power boost options, so when you disconnect the laptop from the electricity, performance will drop significantly in order to save battery. This will include general OS performance as well as games FPS. Fixed by connecting the laptop lmao.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 68.4

Hello. I'm currently experiencing high ping times after the 10th hop on my traceroutes, ping seems fine/reasonable at 50ms (though they usually are more stable then they are now, and lower) until it leaves the general location where I live. It's usually fine, but when this problem occurs it is sudden and lasts for quite some time. It's the same on any PC in my house. Is this due to network saturation or what? I pay Shaw $72 a month for this internet, and have problems every week with it, it seems like.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\btnbtn>tracert www.google.com

Tracing route to www.google.com [74.125.28.105]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 * * * Request timed out.
2 18 ms 23 ms 16 ms rd1no-ge3-0-0-10.cg.shawcable.net [64.59.133.67]

3 13 ms 16 ms 13 ms 66.163.71.125
4 47 ms 28 ms 30 ms rc1nr-tge0-9-1-0.wp.shawcable.net [66.163.77.30]

5 87 ms 47 ms 48 ms rc1wh-ge6-0-0-1.vc.shawcable.net [66.163.77.206]

6 45 ms 58 ms 45 ms 72.14.211.118
7 * * 76 ms 209.85.254.120
8 60 ms 51 ms 51 ms 72.14.237.133
9 64 ms 60 ms 56 ms 72.14.232.141
10 86 ms 66 ms 66 ms 72.14.239.51
11 147 ms 139 ms 138 ms 216.239.46.159
12 145 ms 153 ms 159 ms 216.239.46.208
13 180 ms 169 ms 187 ms 64.233.174.125
14 * * * Request timed out.
15 163 ms 165 ms 165 ms pc-in-f105.1e100.net [74.125.28.105]

Trace complete.

C:\Documents and Settings\btnbtn>tracert www.google.com

Tracing route to www.google.com [74.125.... Read more

A:High/Unreasonably high ping after 10th hop using tracert. Help!

more than 200ms is a problem... 100ms is not. Besides Shaw can't do anything with the 10th hop as that appears to be Google.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 67.2

Hello,
 
Computer:
ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3
i5 2500k 3.3GHz
Sapphire 6870
Corsair CX600W
8GB GSkill 1600MHz
 
OS: Windows 8.1 x64 up to date
 
The following problem happens once/twice a day while playing Battlefield 4 (I've been spending most of these last days playing it) and started like last saturday (July 26). I'm playing Battlefield 4 (BF4) for 1 hour or so and everything is going just fine, but sometimes the game (image) starts to get really slow, losing fluidity and starts skipping, like stuttering (sorry I do not know if this is the correct english term for this phenomenon). When this starts to happen I alt+tab to the desktop, although it does take quite sometime (it gets slower than usual), and once I reach the desktop I open the Task Manager to see what is happening, this basically what I see (check images links at the end to better understand what is said next):
- RAM usage at 90% or more;
- I order the processes in a decreasing fashion and BF4 is at top but only consuming 1490MB or less of RAM;
- The rest of the processes consume less than 100MB each;
- I click on the Performance tab and see this >7GB of 7,9GB being consumed;
- I terminate the BF4 process to see what happens and the RAM goes down but still quite high ranging from 87-70% in the Processes tab, and in the Performance tab it goes down at 6,9-5,6GB of 7,9GB being consumed.
 
I suspect something is consuming the RAM but I can't seem to find out what is it. I even used the Process Expl... Read more

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Okay..I don't download updates. Don't ask why. But after using HouseCall(the online Virus Scanner), most of the results are "critical updates" which I have to download. Am I still at risk even if I have the whole security package - Antivirus(AVG and Avast), Antispyware(Spybot: S&D, Ad-aware, Spyware Blaster), Antirootkit(AVG) and Firewall (PC Tools..which is about to be replaced by ZoneAlarm)? Please help! Thanks.

A:I Don't Download Xp Updates..am I Really In High, High Danger?

Yes!!Critical updates patch vulnerabilities in the operating system, among other things.At the bare minimum, all critical updates, should be installed.

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I'm really frustrated. Help me PLEASE????

Been slow for quite some time, but lately I can't accomplish anything without multiple restarts and frozen screens. Several months ago I had to reinstall windows, and performance seemed to decline after that. Pulled up the task manager and noticed both cpu and memory were almost 100%... that cant be good, right?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista&#8482; Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2370 @ 1.73GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 225594 MB, Free - 155897 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 5581 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0DT492, , .FSYX1G1.CN7878383E01G8.
Antivirus: Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
hijack this:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:34:44 PM, on 10/18/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Windows\OEM02Mon.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
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A:high cpu, high memory, SLOW laptop

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My computer gets extremely slow when left on for more than a day. This started happening a few months ago and I thought I could just deal with it but it's getting pretty bad. So after a day or two, whenever I experience heavy internet usage such as downloading anything or viewing sites with large images, my computer locks up with near 100% CPU usage and it becomes inoperable until the download stops. Streaming videos isn't as bad but there's still a noticable slow-down until it's finished streaming. Even downloading something small like Panda's activescan today caused my CPU usage to spike up to the mid 80's. I'm running a dual core so it shouldn't be a problem. Oddly it only seems to be affected by internet usage -- it hardly happens when I'm playing a game.

On an unrelated note (maybe?) I keep getting a pop-up from my taskbar saying a USB device is not recognized and is malfunctioning, but all of my USB connected hardware is working perfectly. It's been going on for a while, way before the main problem started happening. It's not a problem really, just very annoying when I see it pop up every 10 minutes. Could that be a hardware issue where the connection on the motherboard got loose?



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:58:34 PM, on 9/29/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

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A:High cpu usage with high internet activity

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Hey All, i'm new here this is my first post but it looked like a fairly knowldegeable place so i'm happy to give it a try, hope someone here can help

First, a bit of background info..
Since i got my hands on the RC i've loved it. I'm running the 64bit version on this spec (I Don't think it'll be important, but still worth saying)

AMD Athlon 64 3200 OC'd to 2.5Ghz
1.5 GB DDR-400 Ram
GeForce 6800GT
IDE HDD's and so on.

I've already seen a post without a solution to this...

The Problem
Anyone who plays Countestrike source on Windows 7 will probably have seen this.
If the FPS Is set to 30 or lower = Normal Ping of around 24 - 30ms on UK Servers.
If The FPS Is set to 101 or higher = High ping of around 56 - 80ms on UK Servers.

This is annoying. 100FPS Is the optimal, i cap it there on purpose because i don't need anyone, i can get full smooth game play using it, however with that ping i can't.

I've tried disabling the Firewall, homegroup shares etc.
I Tried using the command:
netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=disabled
No Luck.

Anyone with an idea at all i will buy a cookie if i ever meet them!

Thanks,
Luke

A:High FPS = High Ping in games (solution anyone?)

You could try Faster Ping. It may help lower your ping.

Free Download - Faster Ping 0.1beta - Simulation - Simtel.net

Unzip and dont't bother with the setup. Go in the fasterPing_0_1_1_11 folder, run FasterPing.exe as Administrator. Just click Apply. Reboot. Done

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I've recently built a machine and whenever I boot up, a message is displayed saying: "The Nvidia system sentinel is reporting that Nvidia-powered graphics card is not receiving sufficient power.

To protect hardware from potential damage or causing a potential system lockup, the graphics processor has lowered its performance to a level that allows continued safe operations."

I am not sure as to why this is happening. My PSU is 420 watts, which should be more adaquate for my Athlon 5X-53 and my AGP GeForce FX 5200. I have the molex attached to the video card and the video card is seated properly in my mobo. Any ideas on what the problem is? Are we looking at replacing the PSU, motherboard, or video card? Or am I missing something? Thanks.
 

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I have high DPCs when the POWER service is running. If I turn it off, the DPCs go back to normal.
Why? What is this trying to run that is causing this?
OK, U can't tell. How can I troubleshoot this now that I know the culprit???????????

Then again, someone must have found and fixed this already.
 

A:high DPC with POWER service

FYI - I figured it out.

If I shut off the POWER service high DPCs are eliminated. However, not having it on is not an option.
I need it otherwise it won't go to sleep - so what causes the high DPCs.

APPARENTLY, when it is active it is constantly checking status - that seems to be THE thing that slows any windows system down.
SO, I went back and set the power option to HIGH PERFORMANCE - from BALANCED -- 20 min later I have had NO high DPCs.

the end.................
 

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http://engineeringgrid.com/energy-services/
 

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This is off topic for these forums, but I thought I may as well try.

Im looking for a LED flashlight, here are my potential requirements:



Very bright (maybe 3W Cree, though im not sure I know what im talking about, i was referred to them many years ago).


single LED (only ONE led in flashlight please, no multi LED arrays).


Small and compact, fitting only two CR123 rechargable lithium batteries and the LED itself.


High quality (prefereably not made in china... )


Below ? $30 - $40.


Looks good.

I prefer a link to a trustworth retailer for the flashlight, another for 2 rechargable lithium CR123 batteries would be appreciated.


Im sorry if no one here knows enough about LEDs...
 

A:High power, compact, LED Flashlight?

"Im sorry if no one here knows enough about LEDs"...

Me too. I have seen bright LED flashlights all over the place. Google can't point you in the right direction?
 

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My mother was given a pretty nice HP pavillion entertainment laptop from a friend, but when I plug it in, the blue light (where I plug it in) comes on, but when I hit the power button, there is a faint high pitched squeel. Any idea what the problem could be? It will not power on enough to run any tests or anything. It is fairly new and would be great for my mom considering it was free, and she's never had a computer before.




Thanks!

A:High pitched squeel when trying to power on?

Is this the wrong forum?

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So, after battling a myriad of problems with windows 10 for months now I've finally given up and went back to windows 7 and I'm noticing one main problem.

I was pulling 55 watts from the wall at idle with windows 10 and I am now pulling 120 watts from the wall with windows 7 with the same exact OS power settings, BIOS settings, and no Hardware changes.

As this is a HTPC, it is on idle a lot and that extra power is going to cost.

Is this normal? Does windows 10 really have half the idle power requirement of windows 7?

Hardware is:

AMD FX-8350
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
Nvidia GTX 670

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

*Also I'm not seeing any abnormally high CPU usage or anything like that.

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Hello,I bought a refurbished W541 laptop (4xi7 2.9 Ghz, 32G Ram, Quatro K2100, 3K IPS, 2TB SSD, Win 10 Pro) primarily for video editing in Adobe Premiere CC2019. When operating from electricity, everything is fine, the laptop is running great. But when running on battery power at high load, such as when exporting high birate video from Adobe Premiere, when all processor cores work and the graphics card is running at full power, the notebook turns itself off automatically after about two minutes, as if the battery was not enough performance. The battery works perfectly during normal work. I have already tried three original Lenovo batteries from the dealer (4400 mAh and high capacity 9210 mah), with about 15% wear and always with the same result. My laptop is up to date, drivers and BIOS are the latest version updated with the Lenovo Vantage utility.Anybody deal with it? For example, when running on a battery, can CPU power be reduced to 70%? Or do you have any other idea or advice?

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I am still fighting with very short battery working time in my X201. I have SSD and Windows 7 onboard with aero off. I read somewhere, that normal usage equals about 10 Watts while I hit 23 sometimes. What should I do? I have non-OEM battery with 9 cells and 6600mAh (I know I should use OEM one), but in PL it is very expensive - almost 200 EURO which is more than price I have paid for this laptop in 2015.

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Hi, I have an ASUS A7M266 motherboard and 1.2 AMD CPU using Win98 SE. It came w/ the software ASUS Probe which tells me when it either goes beyond the threshold. The problem is that it pops up because the CPU temperature hits way over 100 degrees Celsius but just for a second. Also,the CPU fan goes at a low RPM at 2500 which is not normal (normal speed is 5800 RPM) - just for a second too. They both don't happen at the same time. this happens frequently everyday. Can someone tell me how to remedy this? thanks
 

A:Probe w/ High CPU Temp. and Power

Asus probe has been known to be very inaccurate and have that error message. Try downloading motherboard monitor and see what it tells you. It's freeware, suppose to work good.
http://www.tweakfiles.com/diagnostic/motherboardmonitor.html
 

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I just bought a wireless highpower adapter since my room is so far away from my router/modem.

I used the software that came along with my adapter to scan the surrounding network, but it didn't pick up on my net work no matter how many time I scan it. But it does pick up a few of my neighbors' wifi signal.

But I could connect completely fine with my laptop itself.

OS: Window 8
adapter: Prolink PAN2001
 

A:Solved: Wi-Fi High-Power adapter

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I need a new AC power adapter for my monitors. I have three Acer S243HL LED monitors, and the power adapters basically exploded a few months ago (I heard a loud pop, followed by the monitor just turned off). I tested it with a working power adapter (the one I'm using now for my only functional monitor), and the monitor itself is fine. The power adapter is not.

Anyways, to prevent this happening in the future, could someone recommend to me a high quality power adapter which won't short out on me?

The power adapter that I'm using looks like this

A:Looking for a high quality AC power adapter

I think there is no such thing as a high end power adapter, you could buy one with goldplated pins and from a quality brand, but the thing is not to let them get very hot and take good care of them, apart from that i dont know any

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Hi
 
after a long time I am back here.
 
I have realized CPU usage is pretty high (50-60%) even if no program is in use.
As consequence temperature rises up to 80°C (176 F) or more.
 
Before open up the notebook and clean the fan  I was wonderinf if the cause could be a malware, trojan, virus.
 
Recently I created a new account (test) to verify if something changed but everything was the same.
 
 
This is my system:
 
ACER4830TG
SSD Samsung EVO 250Gb
HDD instead of DVD player
Everything else is original.
 
Software
Win7 64bit SP1
AVIRA  Anitvirus Pro
Malwarebytes (Premium)
Secunia (to keep system updated)
 
 
 
 
ADDITION AND FRST FILE as follows (malwarebytes.log, gmer.log, dds.log and aswmbr.log are available if necessary)
 
 
 
ADDITION
 
 
Additional scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x64) Version: 02-07-2016
Ran by GGELSO (2016-07-02 14:15:09)
Running from C:\Users\GGELSO\Desktop\Nuova cartella
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) (2012-02-04 20:15:53)
Boot Mode: Normal
==========================================================
==================== Accounts: =============================
Administrator (S-1-5-21-3351240063-618360074-2312958642-500 - Administrator - Disabled)
GGELSO (S-1-5-21-3351240063-618360074-2312958642-1001 - Administrator - Enabled) => C:\Users\GGELSO
Guest (S-1-5-21-3351240063-618360074-2312958642-501 - Limited - Disabled)
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A:CPU high usage // CPU high temperature

If Acronis True Image 2014 is a pirated copy, please remove it.Step #1 Fix with FRSTMake sure that you still have FRST.exe on your Desktop. If you do not have it, download the suitable version from here to your Desktop.Open Notepad.exe. Do not use any other text editor software;Copy and Paste the contents inside the code-box to your Notepad --Start
CreateRestorePoint:
CloseProcesses:
EmptyTemp:
2012-02-05 00:40 - 2012-02-05 00:39 - 00151552 _____ () C:\Windows\KMService.exe
AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramData\Temp:4D066AD2 [300]
AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramData\Temp:5925E400 [298]
AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramData\Temp:8173A019 [276]
Hosts:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-3351240063-618360074-2312958642-1001\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-3351240063-618360074-2312958642-1001-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-3351240063-618360074-2312958642-1001-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-1\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-3351240063-618360074-2312958642-1001-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-2\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
SearchScopes: HKLM -> DefaultScope {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} URL =
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First off I have 8GB of RAM, and I get notifications all the time that my RAM is high, and it wants to close programs.
The main program that worries me the most is Spotify is using 900MB of RAM when playing and 500MB when not playing. Why is this so high? The games I play are not even that high.
Also is there anyway to reduce how much RAM Chrome uses? All of the chrome added up has to be at least 2 GB of RAM.
I never had problems with RAM on my Laptop that ran Win7 with 8gb of RAM, and I ran the same programs. I switched to win8 because it was supposedly better at using RAM....

Not sure if I have memory leaks elsewhere too but I constantly get notifications that RAM is high, and the lowest it ever sits is at 60%
any help appreciated.

A:High RAM Usage (Spotify high)

You can look at events, or run SysInternals Process Explorer, to find out what sub-process is eating up RAM.

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Since Jan-Feb of this year I have encountered the following issue while trying to play games on my laptop.

Abnormally High CPU Usage
Extremely low FPS - After 5-20 Mins of play.
Extremely High latency to servers - from 300 - 900 after 5 - 20 mins of play.

The thing is all of these started 1 year after I been using this laptop, after a full year of everything running flawlessly all these issues kicked in after I performed a clean install in Jan., I even performed one in Feb. and one 3 weeks ago, since someone suggested this could fix my issue and I still face the same problem.

I would kindly take any suggestions since I am so desperate that I am considering trowing this device out the window.

Here are my specs:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Studio 1558
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 520 @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Name ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series
Adapter Description ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series
Adapter RAM 1.00 GB (1,073,741,824 bytes)

A:High CPU usage, low fps, high latency.

All of your symptoms could be a driver issue. Please download this free latency checker and run it to see if it is.

DPC Latency Checker

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Story: techPowerUp! News :: XFX Abandons GeForce GTX 400 Series

A:XFX ATI only for high end card

WOW!

And this statement. Double WOW!






Quote:
XFX have always developed the most powerful, versatile Gaming weapons in the world - and have just stepped up to the gaming plate and launched something spectacular that may well literally blow the current NVIDIA offerings clean away,


That's interesting.

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This is a problem because my laptop is prone to overheating and some games automatically do this, how can I prevent this from occuring?

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I have an Asus P4S8X motherboard, Pentium 4 2.53 ghz, Enermax EG465P-VE(FM) 431W power, Lan-li Alum. case, & Kingston 512MB KVR333X64C25/512.

I put everything in with the first MB, applied power, and got a high pitched whine from the power supply. Did all kinds of diagnostics, sent the MB back.

New MB arrived, same thing. Called ASUS. (What's up with those support hours - and what happened to toll free???)

ASUS said to assemble outside of the case, so I did - stripped to CPU, FAN, PowerSupply & Video Card. Now, I apply power and.... NOTHING! The power supply fan doesn't even jiggle.

With the EnerMax, does anybody know how to ensure the unit is grounded properly? Could this be the trouble? The only think I have connected is the long cable to the MB & the 12V. Shouldn't this be enough?

WHAT AM I DOING WRONG!??!!

Aaron
 

A:Power supply - High pitched screaming

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Problem:
After I got home from a one month long vacation, the problem started happening. I turned on the computer and everything was fine, I started a game and played for a while, until I got sudden FPS problems, the game would drop to maybe 1-4 FPS and freeze for a few seconds, then go back to the low FPS amount.

I minimized the game and brought up the process manager, I noticed there was 100% CPU usage, but it immediately went back to normal. When I brought the game back up, the CPU also went back up. After a few minutes of doing the same, it started happening without the game being on. I exited all the programs I was running, and saw that the processes hogging the CPU were mainly "services.exe", "csrss.exe" and "System", all ran by "System".

After a few minutes of this, the screen went black and the power button on the monitor swapped it's color to orange. I hit a button on the monitor, and a message popped up saying "In Power Save Mode, hit any button..." etc. No buttons worked. Although the monitor appeared as the computer was off, the lights on the computer were still flashing, and no keyboard buttons worked (Numlock light was still on, but I couldn't turn it off, and no button would get the screen out of power save mode).

This now happens 15-45 minutes after I've started my computer, it seems to happen faster if I play a game. I've tried updating my video card drivers, deleting a few registry entries, running ... Read more

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Hello,

i've a L50-B-1T7 (PSKTAE) notebook. On Windows 7 and with normal use, accu power reaches about 4-5hours. After upgrading to Windows 10, accu consumation is much higher, only 2-3 hours. I disabled the Windows 10 tips and installed all tools from the toshiba support site. Any solution?

greetings
Mario

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I have high DPCs when the POWER service is running. If I turn it off, the DPCs go back to normal.
Why? What is this trying to run that is causing this?
OK, U can't tell. How can I troubleshoot this now that I know the culprit???????????

Then again, someone must have found and fixed this already.

W7 ult x64

A:high DPCs with Power service running

FYI - I figured it out.

If I shut off the POWER service high DPCs are eliminated. However, not having it on is not an option.
I need it otherwise it won't go to sleep - so what causes the high DPCs.

APPARENTLY, when it is active it is constantly checking status - that seems to be THE thing that slows any windows system down.
SO, I went back and set the power option to HIGH PERFORMANCE - from BALANCED -- 20 min later I have had NO high DPCs.

the end.................

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