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Windows 7 high RAM usage and low performance

Q: Windows 7 high RAM usage and low performance

i have a problem but i bought a new Dell laptop with the following specifications
Dell inspiron 15R
core i7 3.1GHz Turbo, 6MB cache
Geforce Gt525 1GB Graphics

now the problem is that when the system is ideal it takes around 2.5 GB RAM usage
even there is no running applications
also i noticed that it's performance not that much.

is it normal?

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A: Windows 7 high RAM usage and low performance

I think it's OK. For Win7 Ult it's normal to use about 25-30% of the RAM in idle. And it's about that percentage no matter how much RAM do You have installed .

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I think this is a sata issue or a BIOS setting or perhaps just a Windows 8 bug...

Basically this happens:

I recently installed Windows 8 and finally some free time to get Steam installed. Installed Steam and am copying over my Steam directory (Disk 2, K) from my Win 7 to where I installed Steam this time (Disk 0, C). This is the same physical computer as I had Win 7 on prior.

What has changed since Win 7 is I thought since I was doing a fresh install, I would turn on AHCI in the BIOS and do it proper rather than IDE emulation or whatever it is called. But now crap like this happens. I googled a bit a week or 2 ago trying to figure it out and basically all that I could gather is either a hard drive is dying or it is an NCQ problem. Hard drive is not dying, I've ran plenty of diagnostics on it, and plus, it has less than 200 powered on hours at this point.

Now I turned off NCQ on ALL my drives just to see if the problem went away. It didn't, but I think it may have improved a little.

Device manager doesn't show any yellow "!" for anything.

Obviously this is completely unacceptable. Ideas on what to change to make it behave normally? Hopefully I'm missing something obvious, I've never used AHCI on a system before, mostly because when I had a system capable of it I was on XP and didn't want to load 3rd party drivers. Then for Vista and 7 I simply forgot before installing to switch it in the BIOS. I remembered this time for 8, ... Read more

A:Unacceptably high disk usage/performance lag Windows 8

I was gonna give you an updated AHCI driver from Intel but noticed you are running Core 2 Duos, so it probably wont be compatible. I am confused, does this occur in Win 7?

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Evening Folks,

I just recently installed Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron Laptop and so far I am not impressed at all - in fact, I am very seriously debating one of two actions - re-install Windows 7 or switching to an entirely different OS.

The reason for reverting to Windows 7/switching OS are as follows:
1) Currently with an idle system (i.e. no applications running at all), an svchost process is using anywhere from 40 to 60% of my cpu. When I did a tasklist on this process the following processes are attached to this one pid: Appinfo, BITS, Browser, DsmSVC, IKEEXT, iphlpsvc, LanmanServer, lfsvc, ProfSvc, Schedule, SENS, ShellHWDetction, Themes, UserMananger, Winmgmt, wuauserv. My question is this - is it necessary for these processes to be run. If they are, then am I looking at only being able to use 50% of my processor (since this one pid is using the rest of it)?

2) For a virus scanner - I am using McAffee and under Windows 7, it took my laptop 24 hours to scan 231 GB of data. Since I switched to Windows 10 (Same hardware, same memory, etc) it now takes my virus scanner over 48 hours to scan 231 GB of data.

3) If I had not been poking around and trying to change my update settings, I would never have found out that Microsoft expects their users to update the windows of the other users (Microsoft calls it Dynamic Updates). Now this is all well and good if some one had said something since I would have loved to know about it sooner since I am on a metered ... Read more

A:Poor Performance from Windows 10 - High CPU usage from SVCHOST

Something is not right with your installation. For comparison, with my idle system Task Manager shows 0% CPU use and 0% disk use for most of the time. Over a period of 1-2 mins it will jump to 50% for a few seconds on a number of occasions as it completes some task or other but then drops down again.

How did you install W10? Was it an upgrade via the Windows Update service or via an installation disk? Was it a clean install or did you choose to keep all your files and programs. I'm guessing it was the windows update route which has proved to be troublesome for some users.

As you are already thinking of a re-installation I would suggest you first try a clean install of W10. If you get it working correctly on your system it will be worth it.

Make sure you get the correct version/edition of W10 as an ISO download from the MS Tech Bench (this will make sure you get the latest build and avoid further updates) to match your original W7 version and proceed to install, skipping any activation steps as this will happen automatically once you are finished.

There are tutorials and many threads that run through this process for you on this site.

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I would like to have some assistance. I am not sure what specs to post or how to post them, so if someone could walk me through them, I would appreciate the help.
Deleted unrequested data - Hamluis.

A:My CPU Usage is high and I am having performance issues

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
Once you do that, I will delete the "report" that you initially posted since I don't think it's very useful.


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I sincerely hope someone can help. I do not consider myself really computer illiterate, but this is where my understanding ends and I would truly value all help offered.

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro M70 of 2 yrs old and I am a definite advocate for Toshiba. However, my operating system is slow. Average day usage with Internet Explorer and Office 2007 is a painstaking process that takes too long. I have had conflicts with Trend Micro Internet Security 2008, which works perfectly.

But starting up the computer takes ages. CPU usage is usually high and System Idle Processes as well. I have reinstalled Windows XP from the Toshiba Boot DVD already 4 times with starting fresh and installing everything time and time again. Each time after getting everything up to speed again, the performance is disappointing.

I have extended RAM to 1,49 GB which made little difference from the original 1/3 of RAM. It seems that something is slowing down the computer, but this is not visable in the processes; other than quite a few svhost.exe processes that take little processing capacity nor CPU usage.

I have used Windows Gold Certified Uniblue Power Suite with a good registry cleaner. This helps a bit, but after a couple of days it seems to get only worse. I have an Intel Pentium M 1.73 GHz processor. Research online reveals that Trend Micro IS 2008 is quite good and demanding little capacity in comparison to competing security packages.

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A:Re: Satellite Pro M70 - High CPU Usage - Low Performance


I doubt this could be a hardware issue? I mean a CPU usage could goes up if a certain service or applications would run in the OS background.

Usually the Antivirus applications are one kind of software which could cause such issue? I had a Norton System works installed on my notebook and this software needed a lot of hardware resources which slowed down the notebook?
Furthermore some Toshiba applications which are installed and running in the background could affect the performance. But such applications are needed in order to use all notebook features?

However, in msconfig you could disable it.
Start msconfig -> startup tab and disable some processes which are not necessary for you.

Furthermore you could use the CCleaner to clean the OS and the registry?

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Lately desktop has become more sluggish and received warning in Event Viewer about high CPU usage. OS is Win 7 sp-1. Here is Mini-Toolbox:
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 13-07-2013
Ran by Owner (administrator) on 04-04-2015 at 11:40:00
Running from "C:\Users\Owner\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
Error: (04/04/2015 09:07:41 AM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: PSIA.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Faulting module name: PSIA.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0004c19c
Faulting process id: 0xa00
Faulting application start time: 0xPSIA.exe0
Faulting application path: PSIA.exe1
Faulting module path: PSIA.exe2
Report Id: PSIA.exe3
Error: (04/03/2015 08:34:07 AM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: PSIA.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Faulting module name: PSIA.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Exception code: 0x40000015
Fault offset: 0x00093534
Faulting process id: 0x864
Faulting application start time: 0xPSIA.exe0
Faulting application path: PSIA.exe1
Faulting module path: PSIA.exe2
Report Id: PSIA.exe3
Error: (04/02/2015 08:42:05 AM) (Source: Applicatio... Read more

A:Sluggish performance and high CPU usage

I would uninstall/reinstall the Secunia application.

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Hi everyone,

I have some problems with my relatively new dell laptop (4 months old, and the problems are present for like 3 months), which include: Very high RAM usage: 80% when only Microsoft Edge is turned on.
Very high Disc usage: 100% almost at all times
Low performance in games (the laptop meets the req. for a game, still cant handle it; low fps, stuttering, freezing.
Can't handle videos sometimes: the sound works but video is frozen, or video Works and sound freezes.
Sometimes VERY S L O W: sometimes when i open an app, it turns on after a minute; when i type, the letters appear after a while.

I have already reset it to factory settings and wiped the HDD, didn't help. I have a lot of free space on HDD, no dust in the laptop, no physical damage, no viruses, no (useless) background proceses.

I have already had a call with a dell technician (he did some changes and driver updates), also didn't help.

Do you think a RAM upgrade would solve this? Or do i have to take it to service? Or anything else? Please help.

Thanks for answer in advance. (and sorry for my weak english)

Dell Inspiron 5558
Windows 10 64-bit
Nvidia GeForce 920M
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5005U CPU @ 2.00GHz
has a webcam

A:High RAM and disc usage, low performance

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I've seen this problem mentioned several times here an on the web but haven't seen a satisfactory PERMANENT resolution.

I could sit for moments on end watching the hourglass rotate between applications.
10 svchost listings and several spools to boot. Not sure what all of that means but by my investigating I can tell it's excessive.

Below is my Hijack This log and thanks in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:41:30 AM, on 1/15/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\SanDisk\Sansa Updater\SansaDispatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.att.net/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Link... Read more

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I have purchased a gaming laptop in august of last year and it has been about 11 months since I've got it. For the first 8 months everything was amazing, i was getting high fps and good performance on all my games. Then about 3 months ago, the performance
went dramatically downhill. I wasnt sure as to why this happened so i restored my whole laptop but to no effect.
Any ideas? Anything helps,
Thank you.

Name: Asus GL503GE-RS71 ROG Strix Scar Edition 15.6" Gaming Laptop
CPU: i7-8750H
GPU: GTX 1050 Ti
RAM: 16 GB (Initially 8, I upgraded to 16 about 2 months into buying the PC.)
Memory 1: 500 GB 3.5" SSD
Memory 2: 250 GB M.2 SSD

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I've just started having a problem where my computer becomes periodically unusable for chunks of time, like 30-60 minutes.
Everything is going along well and then it slows down to a crawl.
In the task manager, under performance, I see a crazy amount of activity, sometimes pegged at 100%, sometimes less. But even when it shows the cores around 50-70%, I can't even right an email without significant lag.

It's a Dell, Windows 7 x64. i7 processor, 16gb of RAM.
The thing is, when I look at the applications running, none of them account for all the activity.
When I look at processes that doesn't add up to all the activity I'm experiencing either.
I got something called Process Explorer which gives a more thorough list but that doesn't show very high activity either for any process.

I ran several virus scans while the computer was booted into safe mode with networking. One of them caught some stuff, but subsequent searches came up clean.

I ran a tool to clean up the registry.

I can't figure out what is causing the problem and I don't know what to try now. It's weird because after a while the activity will just stop and I can use my computer again. And then just as mysteriously the problem will start up again.
Thanks for any help.

A:Performance problem from periodic high CPU usage, please help

Sounds like you got background programs running try control alt delete check and checking task manager to see what processes are sucking up CPU and you could try config.sys check your startup services are running.

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So I got this message yesterday.... only got it once.  Then my computer auto rebooted twice.  Then this morning, every time my computer booted up, it auto rebooted several times.  After about the 5th time, it finally stayed on so I could use it.  Then I got an email from Comcast saying that I very well could have a BOT.  So I have no idea if these are all related or what.  I have Norton antivirus on my computer, so I am assuming that is not working well or something.  Please steer me in the right direction.
EDIT:moved from Windows 7 to Am I Infected ~~ boopme

A:winrscmde - High CPU usage performance alert

Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your DesktopDoubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters

Check Loaded Modules  and Detect TDLFS file system.  Do not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now

Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

If threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwiseClick Continue

Click Reboot computerPlease post the contents of  TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)in your reply===================================================aswMBR--------------------Download aswMBR and save it to your desktop.
Please disable your real time protection of any Antivirus, Antispyware or Antimalware programs temporarily. They will interfere and may cause unexpected results.If you need help to disable your protection programs see hereDouble click the aswMBR.exe file to run it. Please allow when you are asked to download AVAST antivirus engine defs.Wait until the AV update is done, then click on the Scan button to start. The program will launch a scan.

When done, you will see Scan finished successfully. Please click on Save log and save the file to your desktop.

Please post the contents of the log in your next reply.NOTE:  aswMBR will create MBR.dat fil... Read more

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I'm posting here because we are talking about performance and resource monitor.

As I have noticed before, my machine last night started being quite audible, sounding really busy. When I looked in task manager and performance and resource monitor I noticed that my cpu usage was running between 55% to 70% without Firefox or IE8 being loaded. This may be normal, yet my question is why could I not see that usage in either monitors? Something under system (kernel......?) was showing the biggest usage of about 20% but the rest of the list showed either 0% or perhaps a few kept fluctuating between 1% to 2% but there was nothing I could see that added up to what I was being told the usage was. My memory usage at that time was about 23% to 25%, disk usage 1%. So, what kept my machine so busy? This morning all is back to normal cpu around 3%, memory about 33%.

A:High CPU usage in Performance and Resource Monitor?

I would first check to see what programs are scheduled to perform scans around that time. Depending on the settings (daily, weekly, etc) it may take a while for it to recur.

When you open up Task Manager, go to the Processes tab.
Make sure that you click on the button in the lower left that says "Show processes from all users:
Then click on the View menu item, then on the Select columns menu item.
Place checkmarks in the I/O Reads and I/O Other boxes and click OK to exit the dialog.
Then expand the Task Manager window so that you can read the columns (you can double click on a column header to sort by that column).

Then wait for it to happen again - and check for the highest numbers in each of the columns. Let us know what you find and we can work from there.

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After installing a new evga gtx460 and Thermaltake 600w ps i am experiencing big time system slowdown and high CPU usage. The problem could be conflicts, hardware or software, or just simply a system bottleneck, but one thing is for sure, when my system had my old 9800GT installed I experienced none of these slowdown issues. Lookit all them sound tabs.... mebbe thats it? Help please, let me know what other info is needed.

System Information
Time of this report: 10/15/2010, 12:11:22
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.100608-0458)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gateway
System Model: FX7026
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 4026MB RAM
Page File: 2252MB used, 6002MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Sound Tab 4: No problems found.
Sound Tab 5: No problems found.
Sound Tab 6: No problems found.
Sound Tab 7: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
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A:High CPU usage, overall slow performance after hardware upgrade

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Seems I've gotten a bug over the past few weeks. I typically run AvastFree but seeing AvastSvc was consuming a lot of CPU resource, I uninstalled (using the Avast uninstaller through Safe Mode) prior to running FRST and posting this topic. In normal operation, CPU usage typically runs in the %-12%, sometimes 15% range during normal day to day usage. Now it's consistently in the 70%-90%, sometimes 100% range, when doing the same activities.
One other thing I've noted is I can't get into "Add/Remove Programs". A window opens when I click th elink out of COntrol Panel, but it never populates - although in the past it has always been slow to populate (30 secs to 1 minute), I've let it sit 5 minutes now without success. In the past, it would always populate while I was doing other things. It won't now.
As always, Thanks in advance!
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 19-01-2015
Ran by Markie (administrator) on MARKDELL on 23-01-2015 12:23:08
Running from C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Markie (Available profiles: Markie & ASPNET & Administrator)
Platform: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (X86) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 8 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
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A:XP Pro SP3 - high usage in Task Manager, sluggish performance

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Using the Add/Remove Programs applet remove these programs in bold.File Opener Packages (HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\...\File Opener Packages) (Version: - ) <==== ATTENTIONFoxtab (HKLM\...\foxtab) (Version: - FoxTab) <==== ATTENTION!===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. 


ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [00avast] -> {472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24} => No File
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
ProxyEnable: [.DEFAULT] => Internet Explorer proxy is enabled.
ProxyServer: [.DEFAULT] => http=;https=;
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.yahoo.com?fr=hp-avast&type=avastbcl
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?type=avastbcl&hspart=avast&hsimp=yhs-001&p={searchTerms}
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417... Read more

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I have got this error after i got a brand new computer ( everything but the hard drive that i re-formatted ). My computer would halt to a freeze for no reason, all the fixes i tried had no avail, so i replaced my hard drive and now my computer is 100% sexy and working,, Maybe you should do the same?

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This is Devendra from India. Recently I purchased Dell 15 3567 (i7,8GBRAM). After purchasing I notice that it performance it not good and in Task Manager the Disk usage is always high. I contact lots of time to different-different Dell Agents. Each time they try some solutions like Resetting PC setting, Refreshing OS image, by disabling background services, Replace Hard Drive but unfortunately the actual issue has not been detected and fixed yet. I've requested to them to send Dell engineer to my place to check the system, so exact issue can detect. But they can't help. It has been since a long time that I'm requesting. Can anyone please help me. My details are given below.

A:Inspiron 15-3567, Performance Issue, high disk usage

It's just about impossible to quantify the "performance it not good" element.  Relative to what?
It is very possible the CPU is simply outstripping the ability of the hard drive to keep up - in a system with a conventional, spinning hard drive, that will be the slowest element -- and this is a very low-end system.   It may well be you're running applications the system just isn't capable of running well.
A Dell engineer can only run the same diagnostics you can -- if your system shows no faults, you may want to consider either upgrading it to a solid state drive, or if it's new enough, upgrading to a more capable system than this low-end model provides.

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After I returned from Holidays...I noticed that when I perform tasks that use considerable amount of CPU, the computer 'lags' and the sound seems to freeze. Each cycle being 1 sec long. It will continue to do so until I leave the computer and close CPU-consuming applications such as games, Media Players etc...It usually happens when I play games and watch movies though...

I initially thought that it was a virus so I scanned etc, then I thought it might be due to the CPU overheating, so I opened my machine and checked the CPU paste. It was fine no problems there. Then I checked the processes, nothing and finally arrived at System Resources where I saw that 'System Interrupts' was eating around 30 - 50% of my CPU. I have searched google and haven't come to a solution for this. I have updated my chipset drivers, graphic card drivers, sound drivers, Network card drivers, Motherboard etc. There is no effect whatsoever. It's really frustrating me as I can't even listen to music sometimes...I had used up all of my USB ports, so I tried taking some out, but there was no result...

When I restart it kind of calms down, but then it comes again. Even when I type in my password to enter Windows, the welcome sound freezes momentarily again. I have recently bought this system (custom built myself) so I'm really frustrated and cant think of a reason why this happens so suddenly

Any help will be greatly appreciated

A:Laggy performance during high usage - caused by System Interrupts

Welcome to SF, msjamalan!

If it's a virus or malware problem, please reboot into safe mode and run your scans. Malwarebytes should be your malware scanner.

If you have a lot of applications open at one time, you may want to bump up your memory.

You can also run msconfig and see if you can uncheck startup items. Be careful with this one.

Still, I wonder why this change has occurred after you have returned from vacation. Can you think of anything different before and after holidays?

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Fairly recently, my computer began having performance problems after about half hour of usage and only running a few programs (Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Word, for example). My CPU Usage/Physical Memory both shoot up above 90%. I have uninstalled unnecessary programs, disabled many programs on start-up, and have run virus scans using different scanners, but nothing I've tried has helped. Can somebody please diagnose whether I have a virus?

I am running Windows 7 on a Samsung 900X (Intel Core i5-2467M CPU @ 1.60GHz, 4GB RAM, 64-bit OS).

Thank you very much in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:18:22 PM, on 11/6/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16450)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\SmartSetting.exe
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\dmhkcore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\EasySpeedUpManager.exe
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A:Performance issues (sudden high CPU Usage/Physical Memory)

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After a format, I began having this problem, and the size of my windows 7 folder is 26 gb, somehow. I think it is slowly increasing in size.
FRST log:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:24-02-2016
Ran by Lenovo (administrator) on LENOVO-PC (26-02-2016 07:20:00)
Running from C:\Users\Lenovo\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Lenovo (Available Profiles: Lenovo)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Symantec Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine\\ns.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
(Symantec Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine\\ns.exe
(Skype Technologies S.A.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
(Gadwin Systems) C:\Program Files\Gadwin\Gadwin PrintScreen\PrintScreen64.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxEM.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxHK.exe
() C:\Windows\System32\igfxTray.exe
(Brother Industries, Ltd.) C:\Program... Read more

A:High Physical Memory and Jumping Cpu usage under performance tab in task manager

Hi belthagor My name is Aura and I'll be assisting you with your issue. Please give me a few hours to review your logs and prepare a reply.Thank you!

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Ok, I am literally KILLING myself over this!

I installed Windows 7 64Bit over XP around a month ago and it was so good that I recommended it to my brother who was previously on XP too. We got him a copy of the 32bit version as he has only 2gb of memory, and he installed it on his machine. However, he constantly had high CPU and RAM usage (Even though no programs were obviously taking it all up in his task manager) and it was making his computer sluggish and slow. Everything was freezing and hanging and it was a nightmare.

I spent a day looking all over the net to find out the problem, but could not fix it at all, no matter what the hell I tried. So he reverted back to Windows XP. (A nice waste of money on Windows 7.) His Windows XP now runs smoothly and is all as it was.

Suddenly today, after my brother connected to my Windows 7 homegroup (or workgroup rather) through his Windows XP machine, my computer got the EXACT same problem as he had ages ago! I have been browsing Google all day downloading s**t, changing things in my computer, trying EVERY possible fix that people have suggested and that sound legit. Nothing works!

So now all of a sudden, my computer is sluggish, games are jumpy and jittery, video rendering times are slooooooow.

Here is a picture of my resource monitor:
You can see the physical memory usage being at 45%. I've ordered the memory usage of each service in highest to lowest.
I just CANT see where the problem is!
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A:Windows 7 random CPU usage and high physical memory usage!!!

I can tell you what is probably causing your problems. AVG.
When you are looking at memory, do not sort by Working set, sort by Hard faults.
Hard faults is what causes things to slow down. Plus you have plenty of memory not to worry about usage.

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I formatted my computer, and after installing windows 7 again, my physical memory in task manager is very high, and cpu keeps jumping up and down.
I looked at the processes tab, but noticed absolutely nothing taking abnormal memory (private working set.) Then moved on to performance tab> resource monitor, and found svchost (I think it was netsvcs in parenthesis,) hogging all the memory. After ending the process, I still have had high memory usage, and surprisingly, do not see a process anywhere in task manager with high numbers next to it, so I have no idea what's happening.
I have noticed that my windows 7 folder keeps increasing in size, currently about 26 gigs, and a helper told me that it's normal because the updates in windows 7 have a different compression method than windows 8 and after, however when I had previously installed windows 7, fully updated... my folder size was normal, so I assume it can be done?
I originally posted in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs section, however I did not find malware on my computer, so unless it's very new malware, I am certain windows 7 is causing this problem.
For antivirus, I am currently using a free trial of Norton.
P.S. This is probably better for the hardware section, but can constant high physical memory, and cpu usage ruin my hardware? I am avoiding using things that take up high cpu and memory right now, and it's currently about 1.2 g... Read more

A:Windows 7 Jumping Cpu Usage, High Physical Memory Usage

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Hello everyone, I've been having a very weird problem recently, in which I BELIEVE is involving high physical memory usage. Sometimes I will be doing things such as playing a game, or watching a stream, and my computer will run fine for a little while. But at random times, my computer will majorly slow down and sometimes even crash. If it doesn't crash, sometimes it will get so slow to the point where I have to hold down the power button and manually shut it down. Every time my computer slows down I notice it is using a TON of physical memory. It's actually happening right now. My computer is going very slow and it's using 6.22 GB memory out of 8. There are no big programs running right now, so I don't understand why it's being slow. I hope someone is able to help. Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Update: I just tried to open chrome, and the computer froze completely. It would not unfreeze. After leaving it frozen for a minute or two, the screen went black. This is becoming very frustrating.

A:Very high physical memory usage, no high usage programs running

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab when the problem occurs.

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computer slow after being redirected to site-- "homesoftsaver9.com" did some research and im sure thats where my problems came from.

heres my hijackthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:08:34 PM, on 8/30/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
D:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
D:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
D:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
D:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
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A:high CPU usage and high page file usage, computer slow

bump. very slow start up. page file usage up to 768MB when its usually under 100MB and various processes running that i don't recognize. any one?

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As the title implies, my HP Pavilion dv6 running Windows 7 HomePremium 64bit goes >80% CPU usage at that option. While when I changed it to "HP Recommended" option it goes normal again.

It's not like I have a problem with the "HP Recommended" settings, but it's just wierd: just changing the screen brightness and no-sleep setting could make CPU Usage >80%?

Anyone knows why did this happen? I just got my HDD changed by warranty 1 week ago so the windows is still fresh + added MalwareBytes.

A:>80% CPU usage at "High Performance" power option

I think it's a thing to do with Intel CPUs. AMD have a technology called 'Cool & Quiet' and it means that when there's no demand for a high clock, the frequency will automatically go down. I think enabling 'High Performance' mode in the battery options since they clock cannot go anywhere, the usage will increase.
It's only from personal experience that it seems to be Intel, I've never heard of this problem from AMD CPU users. I think it's just OK to leave the power mode to 'Balanced'. This way, it won't waste power.

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Hi, I am a newbie at computers so please instruct me on what to do if I am missing any information or anything. Thank you!
Basicly, I have been experiencing high RAM usage and fluctuating computer usage for a while now, and I have no idea what to do. Please help! Pic below shows what's on the Task Manager while only opening one tab on chrome and no other applications.
System info here:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6048 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 610M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 300061 MB, Free - 115563 MB; D: Total - 389739 MB, Free - 374956 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K43SD
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2013, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: High Ram usage and High Fluctuating Cpu usage?

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What would include in the smallest and safest Windows Installer?

I run CAD software which puts a high tax on my system. I want to optimize it by doing a clean install of Windows XP and am wondering what you would include to keep the system operating at peak performance with the smallest amount of bloat?

So far ive used nLite to trim down the WinXP install and include service packs. Im thinking CCleaner, Firefox, and AVG-Antivirus. Feel free to add more! I WILL NOT USE NORTON/McCafae n' Friends.

I want a clean smooth running system with high-speed internet capability and im loading iTunes also. Remember this is a software question not a hardware question.

Also im talking about things i can install and run before i ever take the system online. The idea is to get the system up, running, and stable before i expose it to the wide world of viruses known as the interwebs.

A:High Performance Windows Install.

Hi,Take a look at this forum there is alot of protection methods: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/25/antivirus-firewall-and-privacy-products-and-protection-methods/Well bascially you need to have ONE anti-virus, then depending on your computer you can have 2 anti-spyware programs and a firewall or two firewall. I use Avg anti-virus 8.0, ad-aware, spybot S&D and spyware blaster the firewall is Windows Firewall . Spywareblaster is a very good program to use it protects against spywares and secure your Internet Explorer to make it harder for ActiveX programs to run on your computer. If you really want your internet to be secure you can also use spywareguard. Spywareguard protects your computer against Spyware and Hijackers. Spywareguard will run with your virus scan, but instead of alerting you when you are about to run a program that is infected with a virus, it tells you when you are about to run a Spyware/Hijacker.Tutorials on spywareblaster and Spywareguard can be found here: SpywareblasterSpywareguardHope that helps Edit: Bad grammarRegards,Extremeboy

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With Windows 7 release candidate just around the corner, the other day I was asked to spec out a high performance PC suitable for Windows 7 64-bit, This system would also be a great Vista system.

Note: Just to clarify that this is a “high performance” PC, and not a “sky’s the limit, money no object” system. I am therefore choosing parts that offer the best bang for the buck at the high end, and not the very best, bleeding edge components.

Here’s the spec I came up with


A:Building a 'High Performance' Windows 7 PC

feh, my box performs fantastically, and i can only imagine that dumping a bit more on a high end 200 series graphics card would even out the little bit of jerkyness i have at all. i7? unless i'm hosting a billion servers and playing crysis too, i see no need for it yet. maybe some other year :v

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Hello all,

I've been scouring the net (clearly, to no avail) for an answer to my problem. At first, I thought finding an answer wouldn't be a problem at all, but I guess I thought wrong.

My problem is essentially this:
Whenever I run games that require medium to high performance from my comp in windows, after a bit of play, everything will just freeze. No warning, just freeze. All my drivers are up to date, I tried a clean install, I just can't figure out what it could be.




A:Windows XP SP3 freezes with mid-high performance games.

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The RAM UTILIZATION peaks while system startup . I am attaching the screenshots.

Any help will be highly appreciated.


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I have only chrome running with 4 tabs opened and task-managetr shows 6GB memory used and 5.9 available out of total 12GB.I have attached all the screen-shots for  your reference.The memory column under processes is sorted by memory from high to low. Please let me know.    

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Hey I am new to these forums so if I have made any mistakes please forgive me.

Ever since this morning my CPU and RAM usage have been very high. ( 70 - 80 percent)
While not running anything in the background. I have ended most processes, and also
ran an virus scan, bullguard) but nothing came up. Please help me my games have been lagging terribly
And I have very good specs.

Task manager.

A:Windows 7 high CPU and RAM usage.

I would first go through the task manager and end any programs and or items that you know you dont need running; by ending process or end process tree. If it still is high; I would just totally restart the computer if you have not already done so. If after restarting windows it still does not help; then there is a program and or process still running in the background that is eating up your processor usage. I would try and take some time to seek out what it may be and either end process it or uninstall it if truly not needed long term. Short of that you also might need to upgrade your amount of ram if you can expand it further as unfortunately windows in my opinion has a habit of developing memory leaks via poorly coded and poorly written programs. See if anything here helps ya and if not post back and we can go from there.

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I have hp elitebook 8440p windows 7 laptop.
It has 6 gb memory, i7 M620 @ 2.67GHZ processor

Whenever i open any process cpu usage goes to 100 %. I have installed from scratch and install mcaffe
antivirus. What could be the reason?

A:High cpu Usage in windows 7

Have you installed any .NET Framework updates? That could be the reason.

See: Wondering why mscorsvw.exe has high CPU usage? You can speed it up. - .NET Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

mscorsvw.exe is precompiling .NET assemblies in the background. Once it's done, it will go away. Typically, after you install the .NET Redist, it will be done with the high priority assemblies in 5 to 10 minutes and then will wait until your computer is idle to process the low priority assemblies. Once it does that it will shutdown and you won't see mscorsvw.exe. One important thing is that while you may see 100% CPU usage, the compilation happens in a process with low priority, so it tries not to steal the CPU for other stuff you are doing.
I've seen this reported 100% CPU usage on my own machine after installing .NET Framework updates and it's normal.

Other than that it could be lots of things.

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Hi all

Recently, my friend gave me his computer so i could upgrade the hard drive for him. I upgraded his hard drive from his old 80gb to a new 320gb.

For some reason, in Windows XP Pro SP2, the cpu usage is constantly high. It fluctuates between 60 and 70% at idle.

I read around on the internet and some people downloaded a program called Microsoft Process Explorer to tell them what process is using the cpu. It turns out that 'Hardware Interrupts' was causing their problem. I download the Process Explorer and it turns out that the 'Hardware Interrupts' process is whats using the CPU on my friends computer aswell.

What does this mean? Why is this process using the cpu so much while the system is idling?

I tried reinstalling windows which didnt solve a thing. I truly have no idea why this is happening.

Any help would be much appreciated as my friend would really like his computer back.

Thanks, Nissanman

Edit: His CPU is an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ and he has 512MB of Ram

A:High CPU usage in Windows XP

Bump the total RAM to 1GB and update XP to SP3... Running XP, SP2 shows that you are missing many critical Microsoft updates that could also effect the CPU usage

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Hello, there is a process called "Windows 7.exe" taking up all my CPU, and I am fairly sure that this is not a Windows related process. Can anybody help me on this?

A:Windows 7.exe - High CPU Usage

Hello DarkPenguins and Welcome to the BleepingComputer.   
My name is Yılmaz and I'll help you with the cleanup of malware from your computer.
Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.
Please complete all steps in the specified order.
Even if tools don't find malware, I want you to post the logfiles anyway.
Please copy and paste the logfiles directly into your posts. Please do not attach them unless you are instructed to do so.
Read the instructions carefully. If you have problems, stop what you  were doing and describe the problems you encountered as precisely as  you can.
Don't install or uninstall software during the cleanup unless you are told to do so.
Ensure your external and/or USB drives are inserted during always the scan.
If you can't answer for the next few days, please let me know. If  you haven't answered within 5 days, I am assuming that you don't need  help anymore and your topic will be closed.
If you have illegal/cracked software, cracks, keygens, etc. on the system, please remove or uninstall them now!
I can not guarantee that we will find and be able to remove all  malware. The cleaning process is not instant. Please continue to review  my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic
As my first language is not English, please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to understand.
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Windows 7 running slow when I open any program. CPU @ 100% while program loads and randomly stays at 100% after fully loaded. I did a complete reset. Have run Malware Bytes Anti-Malware, CCleaner. I have read many posts here and decided to send you reports I ran. Thanks in advance for your help. windowavast! Antirootkitavast! Antirootkit has stopped workinga problem caused the program to stop working correctly.Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution isavailable.Button= close programscanning: Service IKEEXT C:\windows\System32\ikeext.dllI could not get a screen shot.  Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.93   Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is enabled)   Internet Explorer 11  ``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:`````````````` Windows Firewall Enabled!  avast! Antivirus    Antivirus up to date!   `````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:````````` SlimCleaner      Adobe Flash Player   Adobe Reader 9 Adobe Reader out of Date! Mozilla Firefox (34.0.5) Google Chrome (39.0.2171.95)````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````   AVAST Software Avast AvastSvc.exe   AVAST Software Avast avastui.exe   AVAST Software Avast ng vbox\AvastVBoxSVC.exe AVAST Software Avast ng ngservice.exe`````````````````System Health check````````````````` T... Read more

A:Windows 7 CPU usage high

Advanced SystemCare 8 (HKLM-x32\...\Advanced SystemCare 8_is1) (Version: 8.0.3 - IObit)
AOL Uninstaller (Choose which Products to Remove) (HKLM-x32\...\AOL Uninstaller) (Version:  - AOL Inc.)
Download Updater (AOL Inc.) (HKLM-x32\...\SoftwareUpdUtility) (Version:  - AOL Inc.)
IObit Uninstaller (HKLM-x32\...\IObitUninstall) (Version: - IObit)
SlimCleaner (HKLM-x32\...\{6B8D6199-EE44-4FD7-813A-6D8C62C9B384}) (Version: 4.0.30878 - SlimWare Utilities, Inc.)
I would uninstall...each of the above, as a first step.
Then...I would run the chkdsk /r command...followed by running the sfc /scannow command.
Chkdsk From Command Prompt, Win 7 - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/496613/contextmenu-is-causing-explorerexe-to-crash/?p=3067880
SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot - Windows 7 Forums - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/139810-sfc-scannow-run-command-prompt-boot.html
BC does NOT support the use of "registry cleaners/optimizers".
Microsoft support policy for the use of registry cleaning utilities - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2563254
Registry cleaner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registry_cleaner
Registry Cleaner FAQ, PC Support - http://pcsupport.about.com/od/registry-cleaner/a/registry-cleaner-faq.htm
Registry Cleaner, Animal - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/526247/tune-up-utilities-2014-problem/?p=3303494
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I have windows 7, for some reason the ie8 is usually always 100% cpu usage.
I tried system restore, tried resetting the browser to default, removed any add ons or pluggins and disabled everything else. Even tried loading without add on an compatibility mode. It runs slow and lags badly. Firefox is fine.
Ie8 ran great for the first week then just got slow. Even if im doing nothing with ie8 the cpu usage will be high

A:windows 7 IE 8 High cpu usage 100%

Mine only jumps crazy high after I try to open a couple of tabs- if I remain on a single tab it behaves.

Then again, I only use it to play games on zone.msn.com, and that only needs a single tab - the games open a new window....

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I have done a clean install of Windows 10 Pro 64 bit and after my computer is on for about an hour or so a process in the task manager called "system and compressed memory" takes about 25-30% of my cpu cycles for no reason.It doesn't use much ram at all.Just cpu cycles.That happens only if i have a program or two running.I have noticed that it happens particularly often when chrome is open.When i close Chrome the cpu usage goes down.I downloaded process explorer and i found the file that is causing the high cpu usage.it's called dxgmms2.sys but i don't know what to do to stop it.Things i have tried to do.Disabling superfetch,reinstalling nvidia drivers(clean)reinstalling chrome,scanning with malwarebytes(nothing found)scanning withadwcleaner.My cpu is an amd fx 4350 4.2 ghz stock,my gpu is a gt 630 and i have 8 gigs of ram.Here are some screenshots:http://postimg.org/image/psg6kjk07/ Process explorer:http://postimg.org/image/bhzd4kym5/

A:Windows 10 HIGH CPU Usage

I had (have?) the same problem as you - 25-30% CPU for that compressed memory process. I tried all the same things and then some more, but eventually think I have found the solution. Since the problem only seemed to occur when Chrome was running, I started disabling all add-ons, and the problem seems to be fixed! The culprit - AdBlock! Any chance you're running this as well? If so, disable it and see what happens. It's been a day or so for me since I disabled it, and no problems in that time..

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Hey, i just got windows 7, previously had windows xp.
I didnt change any hardwares, just installed windows7 and all the updates with it.
On xp i never checked the cpu usage, so i dont know if it was as high as now, but at the moment since i got windows7 it seems to be very high.

When im just browsing its around 10-15%, when i watch youtube, can be around 30%.
And when im watching a full hd movie (1080p), its arounr 50-55% - and whats the worse the movie is laggy, so its not smooth, its seems to lagg and it hurts my eyes.
Now i have definitely not noticed this when i had xp, the hd movie was running just like the others.

I have an AMD athalon II x2 250 processor 3.00GHz
Video card, Ati Radeon HD 4350 1GB.

I know its pretty basic hardware, but as i said whats wierd is that with these, i didnt have the laggy hd movie problem. Any ideas why this is with windwos 7?

A:windows 7, high cpu usage, more then xp?

Well youtube runs on flash are you sure you have the latest version?

Also part of win 7's features is that is makes a habit of actually using resources when they are available
it's for this reason I suggest 4gigs of ram on win 7 systems.
As to the actual cause.
What process is eating into the cpu time?
Is it firefox, explorer, what?

...also did you make certain to find actual windows 7 drivers for all your hardware instead of using vista ones.

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This is my first time posting, so I hope you'll forgive any information I forget to put in this post.
So currently, I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on an HP HDX16t. Often, when I start to listen to music or watch videos online (Pandora, Youtube, etc.), the computer almost completely locks up. When I look at the task manager, I usually see audiodg.exe taking up a high percentage of 35%-50%. Then there's sometimes one of the svchosts.exe taking up quite a bit. The rest seems to go to taskmanager itself for some reason. Reading around, most people suggest disabling audiodg.exe. I was wondering if there was a way around this, as I'm not sure if that reduces listening quality at all. My hardware specs are pretty good, so I don't believe it's a hardware issue.
One more detail to add: when my laptop does recover, the wireless usually fails. It will show itself with limited connection or just none at all. I cannot connect to any router unless I restart my computer. I can't say for sure if it's related to the wlan or something.

Any help to this issue would be greatly appreciated!

A:Windows 7 High CPU Usage

On top of the high CPU usage, games whose hardware requirements fall far below the system's configuration are lagging horribly.

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so i was running tuneup utilities and its giving me recommendations to optimize my comp. it has the option of setting my power plan to be balanced or for high performance, what does the majority use?

if i go with high performance does it really kill that of power, resources etc that much?

A:Windows 7 power plan Balanced or High Performance?

Welcome to the forum

I, use the balanced plan. There is not that much of a difference, in my opinion. If you want to speed up your computer, we can give good recommendations.

But, don't go by my opinion, give each power plan a try yourself. If you still cannot decide, pose a specific question and you will have the cooperation of every member.

Wish you the best.

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Hiyo there.

In the future I'm planning to build a new computer to replace this old hunk of junk and I'm curious as to one thing as I'm not entirely sure on this. Just how safe is using the High Performance Power Plan in Windows 8.1?

You see, my current rig is running an old i5 661, normally on the Balanced Power Plan on an old ASUS P7P55D-E Deluxe Motherboard with a GTX 660 and 4GB of RAM on 32-bit Win8.1.

But my future plan is to use an i5 4690K with a Corsair H110 All In One Water Cooler for CPU Cooling on a Z97 Motherboard and 8GB of RAM in 64-bit Win8.1.

I'm hoping to get quite a bit of performance on this next computer cause hey... I'm planning on using it for gaming and such. But also web browsing and chatting with friends. I hear how High performance is suggested for 'optimising' Windows 8.1 but how much safer is it...

And how much of a performance increase could I possibly see in comparison to the old rig?

A:How Safe is the High Performance Power Plan in Windows 8.1

I have been using computers 24/7 for many years now and always on modified High performance power plan where any and all power saving features are disabled, Mostly overclocked to the max stable OC. With good cooling and virtually no chance of overheating, there was no ill effect that could be attributed to heat or instability. To make sure all is running all the time, all devices and HDDs are set to "never turn off" or "Turn this device off to save...."
I and many others are of opinion that HDDs last longer if they do not have to turn off and on many times a day as that puts more stress on their components. Other electronic stuff also benefit of running at steady pace without changing their temperature and loading all the time while waking from sleep states.
So it's "full steam ahead" for me with no problems with it.

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We have a deployed 100 clients with Windows 7 and we have seen a strange problem on several client and the problem seems to escalate for know we have 15 confirmed case where we have a very high CPU usage. The process that cause this CPU load is “svchost.exe” that runs with 50% all the time and consuming about 400-600MB” and the services in that causing this high seems to be  DPS “Diagnostics Policy Service” BFE Base Filtering Engine” MpcSvc “Windows Firewall”
The consequence for users are that their computers get very slow and not usable, open Outlock can take several minutes.  We have isolated the problem to the Windows Firewall when we disable the Windows Firewall “Turn it Off” the CPU load are gone this is not a solution just a workaround. We need to have the Windows Firewall enabled.
The Firewall settings are controlled by a GPO when we turn it off by a GPO all problem disappear.
Some troubleshooting steps we have tried with no result.
·        The problem happens on different hardware both laptop computers and desktop so we don’t suspect any hardware related problems.
·        We have updated to the latest drivers.
·        We suspected Cisco VPN program but unfortunately some of the computers are desktop computers so they don’t have VPN Software.
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A:High CPU Usage Windows Firewall

Hi, There system services should be OK and no third party process is listed. I know that the hardware drivers have been updated, but I also would like to suggest you update the BIOS and the hardware drive firmware, if they are available. Regards,

Arthur Li - MSFT

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Since I upgraded to Windows 8.1 I'm experiencing a frustrating issue with memory. My pc has 32 gb that end up all used by a ghost process.

If I look into the task manager I cannot see any process taking so much memory. I've used Poolmon to get the tag with more bytes and diff and I've found that CMNb
tag is the one with a higher difference between Allocs and Frees.

Anyone has found this issue too? I've also used RAMMap and I've learnt that if I empty current working sets the memory reduces to minimum.

It's important to note that all this happens without running any specific software in the pc. Just waiting is enough to see how system degrades until a blue screen.

Any ideas of what is this CMNb tag?


A:High memory usage with Windows 8.1

It would be good to make a clean boot for troubleshooting.
You can start your computer by using a minimal amount driver and startup programs.

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I have googled, and tried to fix this issue since 3 days, about 5 hours per day, i have tried seemingly everything and nothing worked. Heres the story, please help me.
I own this PC since about 2 years never had problems. Then I reinstalled windows and made a fresh clean install. Its windows 7 64 bit btw
Since then i have been very weird cpu useage, often it stays at 100% sometimes it sways from 10%-98% all the time, usually though in the higher numbers above 50%, I do not have a virus, i do not have any process that actually uses this much of the cpu. Its just there without a reason. I have also cleaned all the dust inside my PC but that didnt change anything either. Yesterday I had some windows updates installed and for this ONE TIME, it all worked fine, but then today after starting it i had 100% all the time again. Which is really infuriating since i thought the windows updates fixed it. I even was able to play GUild Wars 2, when earlier my pc turned itself off every few minutes or half hour or so. (cause it got too hot i guess)
So what else could the cause of this problem be? Since CPU's dont have drivers i guess it cant be that right? Is there something basic i forgot to install or something.. i dont even know anymore, i really think i tried everything which is why im making a post myself and not googling until i find someone with the same problem, which also seemed impossible, cause the cause for their high usage was always easy to find..

A:CPU Usage too high on fresh Windows 7

CPU's do have drivers - but most often they're included in Windows (and you get updates from Windows Updates).
Let's try looking at these reports:
1)  Please provide this information (even though you may not be reporting BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
2)  Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
While waiting for a reply, please start with these free hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/hwdiag.html

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Hey all
I've been using W10 for a couple of months.. No big problems so after.
After last week's updates, the cpu usage is around 20% idle. Which would be around 4-5% normally. My computer is always hot and fans do not stop.
Anyone with a similar issue?
No malwares detected with MBAM and Windows Defender. Nothing changed after the update. CPU is mostly used by System, Antimalware Service Executable, and Rainmeter (I know rainmeter is not microsoft's issue.. But closing it does not help.)

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My PC running Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 has begun to run very slowly and constantly says to close programs because I have low memory.  I have checked in the task manager and under the processes tab I find several processes running that really should not be. I can "end Process" for each of them from the processes tab of the task manager but they always come back and use more and more memory until the fan starts running and everything slows down to a crawl. The tasks include iexplore.exe *32 at 158,500K, same one again at 153,180K, explorer.exe at 40,408K, dvm.exe, McUICnt.exe, iexplore.exe, MXTask2.exe, taskhost.exe, winlogon.exe, taskmgr.exe, SynTPEnh.exe, taskhost.exe and a few others. In many cases I will look at it and several instances of these same  processes will be running. I have run several scans with Mcafee and Malwarebytes which did not seem to help at all.
Also when I try to download something I get a pop that says "Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded". Even if I am just trying to save a photo online it does this.
My screen intermittingly flashes as well.
 Any help you can give is much appreciated. Thank you

A:Very high PCU usage and low memory on Windows 7

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