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Oddly high RAM usage/ detection issue

Q: Oddly high RAM usage/ detection issue

Error messages have been popping up for a while now saying how I am low on memory, but until now there have been no serious consequences. Now, I can only watch 1 YouTube video at a time and even then, it will usually crash after about 5 minutes. I can't have more than 1 tab open and in general the laptop is slower. It looks like the computer is only able to use 2GB of the 8GB that it knows is installed for some reason. Should I open it up and try to unplug and re plug the RAM back in? I've used CCleaner to clear anything that might be taking up memory and nothing is working. I've also done a full scan with Malwarebytes and come up with nothing. Any help is appreciated.

I am not sure what MOBO I have, but the laptop model is: Acer Aspire V5-573-9863

In addition to this memory issue, I used to have a problem where the CPU would sit at 60%-80% usage for no reason with no applications running, but that issue seems to have sorted itself out. Thought I might mention it just in case it is related. I just remembered that the CPU usage only jumps and sits when I open the Downloads folder in windows explorer, and I can fix it by restarting the Windows Explorer process, but if anyone has any tips on how to deal with that as well, I would appreciate it.

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A: Oddly high RAM usage/ detection issue

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Let's take a look at your system hardware specifications. Please follow this guide on how to get those specifications:

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Error messages have been popping up for a while now saying how I am low on memory, but until now there have been no serious consequences. Now, I can only watch 1 YouTube video at a time and even then, it will usually crash after about 5 minutes. I can't have more than 1 tab open and in general the laptop is slower. It looks like the computer is only able to use 2GB of the 8GB that it knows is installed for some reason. Should I open it up and try to unplug and re plug the RAM back in? I've used CCleaner to clear anything that might be taking up memory and nothing is working. I've also done a full scan with Malwarebytes and come up with nothing. Any help is appreciated.

I am not sure what MOBO I have, but the laptop model is: Acer Aspire V5-573-9863

In addition to this memory issue, I used to have a problem where the CPU would sit at 60%-80% usage for no reason with no applications running, but that issue seems to have sorted itself out. Thought I might mention it just in case it is related. I just remembered that the CPU usage only jumps and sits when I open the Downloads folder in windows explorer, and I can fix it by restarting the Windows Explorer process, but if anyone has any tips on how to deal with that as well, I would appreciate it.

A:Oddly high RAM usage/ detection issue

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Let's take a look at your system hardware specifications. Please follow this guide on how to get those specifications:

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Hey there!
I've noticed that my CPU and Memory (Memory being much worse) are constantly too high. My memory seems to run generally at about 50-60% but when I have several Chrome tabs, it can be up to 80% despite having 10gb of DDR3 RAM (I'm sure my RAM isn't quality, but I expected to be able to have tabs without such trouble).
my CPU is generally sitting comfortably at 20-30% so that's not so bad, with service host: local system being the main culprit for both Memory and CPU.

My 50% memory usage is when my Chrome is cleared out with only 1-3 tabs and I've closed any programs that aren't being used with the exception of Skype and Battle.net.
I have disabled media player network sharing, I've confirmed that my computer recognises my RAM (it says 10gb!), and I've used programs like Spybot and AVG recently to check for viruses, everything came back negative.
 My PC is a HP PAVILION P7-1549 that runs Windows 8.1. - http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03694496
 

Is there anything I can do about this? Thanks in advance!

A:Memory and CPU usage seems oddly high

- Install PcWintech's Cleanmem. It reduces memory usage every 15 minutes.
- Chrome is known to use LOTS of memory over time and has a lousy memory management.
- Run Piriform's Speccy and post a snapshot of your system (File >> Publish Snapshot) and post the weblink that pops up in your next reply.

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This issue has been occuring for a long time now. My computer has 8GB DDR3 RAM and according to my Resource Monitor, I have usage of 99% at times when I'm not running all that much. In addition, programs such as Firefox can use 600MB of RAM numerically, but when I list this as a % in the Task Manager, it is listed as 25%, something is clearly wrong here. How can I go about fixing this? I've attached a load of screenshots and reports below. Note that my Windows 8.1 is not activated, could this be a contributer?
 
Screenshots (Resource Monitor, System, Task Manager): http://imgur.com/a/jziOR
Speccy: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/mfHeK5wFUx0JOdfZGEWCSdO
SFC /scannow reports no problems
Anti-Malware Bytes reports no problems
After running Windows Memory Diagnostic, my computer restarted normally and nothing else happened.
After running ADW Cleaner, there were no files to remove (I have ran this in the past and removed files, but the problem has long since persisted.)
 
I've also attached the Killer Diagnostics data and will update when I run the windows memory diagnostic.

A:RAM Issue - High Usage

 I'd run SFC and have it check for & attempt to fix any corrupt files.  Start an administrative command prompt and issue this command: sfc /scannow.  If you think you could have a virus or some form of malware, create a post in the Am I infected forum.
 
 Good luck.

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Hey guys, I got an issue with high CPU usage on my Laptop. At idle my CPU usage is around 1-4%. That seems alright, but as soon as I even open up a program of folder it jumps up to 30%+ all the way to even 85%. Is this normal? I've disabled my HDMI audio and modem in device manager. I don't notice any process hogging resources in task manager. My system specs are very good, dual core processor, 4GB RAM etc... I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit installed, can anyone help me out here? This high cpu usage seems to be having my internal fan run constantly, it hasn't done this before. Any help will be appreciated, thanks!

Also, every so often I will notice that my dvd drive light will blink and will try to read a disc for a split second even though nothing is even in there. What could that be about? It happens 2-3 times a day, never noticed it before either.

A:High CPU Usage issue.

Hi Bunty
This definitely isn't normal, you might observe the CPU tab in "resmon" to see what is eating the CPU.
Report back when you have your findings.

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Hey everyone.

so i have this issue my pc even when just started runs at high cpu usage it goes around 35-50% tried everything i can think of to fix it like pc cleaning tools rewriting windows cleaning dust from pc didnt helped even when it runs around 23-25 processes it still working on high torque... No overclocking has been done and before this issue it cpu usage was 1-3%

my pc statistics are
CPU Type DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, 3000 MHz (9 x 333)
Motherboard Name Intel Icedale DG45ID
Video Adapter nVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
System Memory 4068 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)

so what could be wrong ?

A:Pc runs at high CPU usage issue

Right click the Task Bar and choose Task Manager. Go to the Processes tab. find out what application is taking up the most CPU usage.

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I installed vista twice on a emachine t3604 pc and how come the cpu usage is very high it goes up and down from like at least 50% to 100% all the time, so as an result the pc runs slow and slugish anyone know why?

A:very high cpu usage issue in vista....

hello tgg

Welcome to TSF

Could you possible post your specs for us so we can asses why the CPU useage is high

Kind regards


Craig

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Hi Everyone,

I've been attempting to resolve this issue for a few days now but am entirely out of ideas.

The problem:

When I boot into Windows the CPU usage is 100%. It is not a specific single process causing the problem but svchost and explorer are often the ones nearer the top (with the most usage). After about 10 or 15 minutes the usgae drops to about 20% but as soon as you start to move the mouse it jumps right up to 100% again. The usage does impact on the ability to use the computer.

The setup:

I am running Windows XP (OEM) with SP3 and all of the Windows updates installed. Since the pc has started having the problems I have disconnected it from the Internet completely. I have Avast! Home edition installed and up to date along with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. I also have A2 Squared installed.

What I've tried:

I've run a chkdsk and scandisk. I run the most in depth scans possible with Avast!, Malwarebytes and A2 Squared. They've found nothing major at all, just a bunch of cookies which I've deleted. I've also tried disabling everything on Startup using MSConfig and I've also tried a number of Systems Restores, the furthest going back nearly 2 weeks.

No new software has been installed but the computer is often left on as it is in constant use, even through the night, so a Windows update etc may have occured.

I've even tried some different RAM incase the issue was a possible memory leak but again no luck there.

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A:Unusual High CPU Usage Issue

You should post your system specs here. I think your issue may be caused by some kind of hardware conflict, or maybe bad driver for video or something like that

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Windows XP system

Symptoms: High CPU usage... slowing down all programs... appears to happen once or twice a week. Appears CPU usage for ISUSPM and AGENT are causing the problems.

I usually have to delete ISUSPM processing to clear up the issue.

Have attached HIJACKTHIS log.

Any suggestions / help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
 

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Currently I am using HP Z420 workstation ( Xeon, 4 core, 4 GB RAM) and typical CPU usage of a heavily multithreaded application goes to 95%. I want to upgrade to i7 with 8GB RAMand expecting the CPU usage to go down to 85%. Please advise me if I am in the right direction or any other cost effective solution to the problem. Thanks.

A:Solving high CPU usage issue

Hi, 1. There is a list of CPU's supported on the following link:      http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/c04111039.pdf?ver=21 2. HDD: You don't have much choice because it uses very high speed HDD's. You need to order the right part as shown on pages 9 & 10. Regards.

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Yesterday, I upgraded from Win 7 pro x64 to Win 10 pro x64. I have a "clean machine" without any traces of viruses or malware. My Win 7 PC ran flawlessly.

My Win 7 PC used little or no CPU when it was not running programs.

The new Win 10 is running 30 to 50% CPU when no programs are running! I have an Intel i5 CPU, 750 running at 2.67 GHz. I have 4 GB of RAM. When the Win 10 CPU is running at 45-50%, the heat in the CPU cores elevates to ~50 deg C. With the Win 7 PC, when the CPU was idle, the CPU core temps were 30 deg C.

Checking the TASK MANAGER, the culprit appears to be the svchost.exe. That program/app alone is using ~25% of the CPU. Microsoft claims that this program is legitimate. Svchost.exe consists of about 15 applications that have different functions.

One of the posters on this this forum (in the performance sub-forum) stated that he disabled svchost.exe and his CPU usage return to normal levels. I don't want to disable the entire svchosts.exe IF I can disable the specific offending components.

I need some expert help on what is safe to disable. Win 10 is a 2.87 GIGABYTE program that takes a half day to download. I don't want to screw this up.

I'd appreciate some expert help.

Thanks,

Louis

A:Windows 10 -- high CPU usage is a real issue

Could Windows be re-indexing your libraries. Give it a few days and I would image the high CPU usage will settle down.

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Hi everyone, I've been having problems with my laptop for sometime and would really appreciate an expert opinion!

About 18 months ago, I started to get a regular blue screen warning message, normally when using the internet, although it did occur sometimes when performing other tasks. Unfortunately, I can't remember the exact message that was displayed as it was some time ago. After a few months of running chkdisk multiple times, the bluescreen stopped appearing as often and now I haven't seen it for about 8months.

However, the computer started to become very slow, with the HDD activity light on 80-100% of the time when idling and with CPU usage showing as 60-100% and memory usage 80-100% (according to task manager).

It reached the point where Internet Explorer became unusable and eventually refused to open. I installed Google Chrome, which improved things quite a lot initially, but slowly Chrome got slower and slower too. The laptop is also slow when performing other tasks, for example when running Word/Excel, often freezing or taking minutes to open relatively small documents. Typing is also often affected with a 5 second lag between key presses and the characters appearing on screen.

I've tried monitoring task manager processes in an attempt to identify anything out of the ordinary, but all of the processes seem recognisable. I have noticed however that even with a single browser window and tab open, task manager often has 3 or 4 line entries for it... Read more

A:High memory/CPU usage - possible malware issue??

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.===Please DownloadTDSSKiller.zip>>> Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application.Click on the Start Scan button and wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue
If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue
If you are asked to reboot the computer to complete the process, click on the Reboot Now button. A report will be automatically saved at the root of the System drive ((usually C:\) in the form of "TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt" (for example, C:\TDSSKiller.2.2.0_20.12.2009_15.31.43_log.txt). Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file will appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.Download http://public.avast.com/~gmerek/aswMBR.exe (aswMBR.exe) ( 511KB ) to your desktop. Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it Click the "Scan" button to start scan. Upon completion of the scan, click Save log, and save it to your desktop. (Note - do not select any Fix at this time) <- IMPORTANTPlease post the contents of that log in your next reply.There shall also be a file on your desktop named MBR.d... Read more

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I have Adobe Reader 8 installed and I am having the continuous issue of its Adobeupdater.exe engaging when attmpting to download PDFs. The Task Manager shows this executable at 99% cpu load! Even after successfully downloading a PDF this executable remains.

I have attempted time and again to shut this down via the Task Manager but it won't. The only way I can get the processing CPU load to normal operation is to reboot and then the executable is not engaged.

Any ideas on how to correct this? I have tried to see if the updater would have a fix but it never connects. I am thinking of uninstalling and then reinstalling. I never had this issue with version 7.

Thanks
 

A:Adobeupdater.exe Issue: High CPU Usage/Won't Shut Down

Yes, Adobe Reader 8 is a bloated program with many useless and unnecessary features.

To remove some of these you have to do some hacking.

Here is an edited version of THIS

1.Copy the Adobe setup files from here - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Setup files\*

to here C:\Temp\Adobe\*

2.Download THIS

3.Extract both files to C:\Windows\Adobe\* (the same as above)

4.Go to to the Run box and paste in - C:\Temp\Adobe\InstallAdobeReader8.CMD

5.The worst changes from Adobe 7 have now been removed, whilst keeping the rest of the program intact.
 

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Hi
I'm running Windows 7 x64 on my ASUS laptop
It works very well , until I have it Sleep . A few minutes after waking up , I realize that the CPU usage reaches 9x-100% , caused by SYSTEM process (2x-30%) , which makes me almost unable to work on it .
I used Process Explorer to explore the process and found out the iastor.sys (resides in C:/Windows/System32/Drivers) that causes the trouble . It consumes >20% CPU while others 0.0x %
Unfortunately I can't take a screenshot , but I believe that's clear enough
I'm thinking of downloading another iastor.sys file and replacing my current one , but I'm not sure it can solve .
Can anyone help me with this issue ? Thanks a lot .

A:High CPU usage after waking up - iastor.sys issue

Here is the screenshot when the laptop works normally .

The one with TID 208 or 212 raises to >20% after waking up and causes the trouble . I can't understand why it only happens after waking up from Sleep (not Hibernate) .
The iastor.sys file doesn't exist in some other computers that I've accessed . Perhaps it went in while I was installing something ... I wonder if I'll get trouble when I delete that file ...

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Hi all

Wondering if there is a permanent fix to "wuaueng.dll+0xa4f42" using all the cpu aside from disabling Automatic Updates in msconfig? Been hunting around for awhile but havent come up with anything yet....

thanks

Mike
 

A:Permanent fix for wuaueng.dll high CPU usage issue?

If using Xp Professional - not Home.
Click Start button > run > type
cmd

A Command Prompt Window will open.
At the flashing >
Type
tasklist

Press Enter on the keyboard.
Let it load processes.

Then click on C:\ at the top left of the command window.
Edit - select all - edit - copy.
Paste the list in your next reply.
 

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Hey. I'll try to be as concise as possible.

Computer:
MacBookPro
2.3 ghz Intel Duo CPU
2 gbs RAM
ATI X1600 Mobility Radeon

Boot Camp w/Windows XP Home, Service Pack 2

Problem:

- Noticed it after coming back from dinner to my computer that was left on. Not sure why I checked, but I noticed a CPU usage of 100%.

- I had been downloading a (legal) torrent for a Mod for Mount&Blade (a game), however the download wasn't finished. Downloaded torrent file from a low-quality type of media sharer.

- Been like this ever since (3 days).

- The CPU continually hangs at around 90-100%, although looking all all the processes in the Task Manager, they don't all add up. Using Process Explorer, they do add up, but only if I add the Idle Process to the Total, which IIRC, shouldn't happen - it should be remaining %age left.

- The CPU usage does drop if I close any unneccessary start up programs (like MacDrive, Styler & my ObjectDock), but only to about 80%. Still 70% less than what an idle desktop should be.

- It does not decrease or increase over time.

- Running in Safe Mode, I do not encounter a high CPU rate. (about 2-8%)

- Temperature doesn't affect it.

- This has happened to me before, but the problem usually went away. Not anymore.

- My External Hardrive doesn't show up anymore, not sure if that's related.

- Despite the very high CPU usage, the overall performance isn't that bad. I noticed that when archiving, however, it is m... Read more

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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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\lxduserv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lxducoms.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
D:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
d:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
d:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
D:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
D:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
D:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
D:\Program F... Read more

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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I've recently come under attack from something glitching in IE, that will under certain conditions (certain webpages using a certain code I'm presuming) cause Iexplore.exe to use excessive amounts of CPU when moving the mouse around the IE window. When the mouse goes idle, it will drop instantly to it's normal CPU usage of something between 0-3%, which is how it used to be(and rightly should be). I've run IE in the no add-ons mode and still encountered the problem. I've completely un-installed and re-installed IE and the problem persisted. This is the first I've encountered something of this variety and my searches for precedents have come up with nill, so I thought I might draw on some experience other than my own in my endeavor to understand this aberrant behavior. It does this only in IE window panes, and only when certain sites are open such as iGoogle homepage and YouTube. Has this been seen before by anyone here?

A:IE7 Issue involving high CPU usage on mouse movement.

try this

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/06/12/628499.aspx

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Hello,
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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Hi! Had my previous post transferred a couple of weeks ago, haven't had a reply, however, have an update,,,, ran Malware, quarantined the 405 issues ... below is the Malware log and Hijack This log.
Thanks in advance for your time and help,,, it's much appreciated!

Still same issues exist,,,, Major freezing at random,,, Powers off at random, video resolution changes at random, really high memory usage on IE, then very slow, several apps show Bad Image error on startup. Regedit still will not run,,,

Also found in System.ini - "NotBoosted" Dummy.Dummy=1
Also found in Win.ini - annie - CaptureFile= VideoDevice=0 Audio Device=0 FrameRate=667111 UserFrameRate=1 CaptureAudio=1 WantPreview=1 MasterStream=-1
Are these supposed to be there? I unchecked them, restarted and didn't notice anything.

Here is the Malware log,,, Have highlighted the trojans, worm and rogues in red

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org
Database version: 4052
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
7/30/2010 9:49:56 PM
mbam-log-2010-07-30 (21-49-56).txt
Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 173370
Time elapsed: 54 minute(s), 1 second(s)
Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 201
Registry Values Infected: 16
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 31
Files Infected: 156
Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Regist... Read more

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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 1.0.0.2
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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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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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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There is a serious issue with svchost.exe on my windows 7 computer. My HP Touchsmart 300-1025 has windows 7 64bit installed and svchost is slowing down the computer and using very high cpu and memory usage. It is not a virus or malware. I know the computer is not infected because one the computer has webroot and two if it was a virus or malware I would not be able to use the computer at all. So it has to be an issue with windows 7 64bit itself. Here is a screenshot of what I'm talking about and proof.

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Hijack log below

Two weeks ago my Quark 7 stopped working - it will start and come up with the splash screen, but then will not go any further - a list of processes shows it's running at 50 cpu usage and 78944 memory usage. I have tried uninstalling reinstalling and have ran Norton's Antivirus, Spybot Search and Destroy and CCleaner to no avail. I have attached my HiJack log below.

The main programs that I use daily (and yes Quark is one of them) are the following

Adobe Photoshop CS3, ACDSee 9, Outlook express, Quark 7.0, Internet Explorer, Dreamweaver 8

Thank you for taking the time - I'm pretty frustrated!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:16:07 AM, on 10/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20900)
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\Sync\SyncServi... Read more

A:Quark 7 stopped working - high cpu usage-memory usage ? Virus??

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Hi,
 
Just yesterday I realized that my computer was acting super slowly and I even received a blue screen of death out of nowhere. Upon checking my processes list,I found many suspicious processes that continued to multiply when I tried to end them. These included: PresentationHost.exe, msdtc.exe, dllhost.exe, prevhost.exe, cmd.exe, msiexec.exe, conhost.exe, and even a notepad.exe that seems to be invisible. A malware is most likely behind this, and is causing my computer to perform very slowly and be almost unusable, I have managed to run FRST, but Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not even opening for me. In addition, this multiplying issue seems to only occur when I am connected to the internet. I would highly appreciate some help!
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:25-10-2015 02
Ran by Christopher (administrator) on CHRIS (27-10-2015 16:51:11)
Running from D:\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Christopher (Available Profiles: Christopher & Guest)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Safe Mode (minimal)
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.)
 
(SUPERAntiSp... Read more

A:CPU Usage in Task Manager Very High - PresentationHost.exe memory usage

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.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file.

start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

HKLM\...\Run: [New Value #1] => ctfmon = CTFMON.EXE
HKLM\...\Run: [hTew6txG55AD] => regsvr32.exe /s "C:\PROGRA~3\hTew6txG55AD.dll"
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Chrome] => [5120 2015-10-27] ()
HKU\S-1-5-18\...\Run: [Chrome] => C:\ProgramData\taskhost.exe [5120 2015-10-27] ()
AppInit_DLLs: prio.dll => No File
AppInit_DLLs-x32: prio32.dll => No File
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
SearchScopes: HKLM -> DefaultScope value is missing
SearchScopes: HKLM-x32 -> DefaultScope value is missing
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-3839431373-621308647-2831785862-1000 -> {6A1806CD-94D4-4689-BA73-E35EA1EA9990} URL =
FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @nexon.net/NxGame -> C:\ProgramData\NexonUS\NGM\npNxGameUS.dll [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @pandonetworks.com/PandoWebPlugin -> C:\Program Files (x86... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54

My friend, who has a very low income was given a Dell Optiplex GX240 running Win2K Pro. 512MB RAM

To help her out, I got rid of porn, viruses, and spyware using:

Ad-Aware, AVG spyware and AV free versions, Trend Micro House Call, Spybot

I checked the task manager, and has constant 100% CPU usage, avg memory usage

The system runs, but apps open slow, so I tried some freeware reg cleaners:

CCleaner, Eusing Free Registry Cleaner, Wise Registry cleaner

After hours of searching on web, the fixes I found don't work, so I give up. Can someone help. My friend doesn't have the money to pay someone to fix this, and she was so happy to get a new computer.

Can anyonre help???

I have a HijackThis log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:33:15 PM, on 11/1/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\hidserv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files... Read more

A:MY PC is slow, High CPU usage, moderate memory usage , I'm stuck

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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!
(I've tried leaving my homegroup to see... Read more

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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Hi,
I have a i7 3770k at 3.9 ghz, so stock with turbo boost.
I tried oc'ing to 4.5 ghz, didnt fix the problem.
Basically, in some games i get high cpu usage and at the same time low gpu usage.
My system is i7 3770k, gtx1070, 16 gb ddr3 ram, corsair hx850i psu.
In witcher 3 novigrad, which is cpu heavy, i sometimes get gpu usage at like 70% which causes stutter, at the same time cpu usage is around 85%.
When i leave town i get 95-99% gpu usage again and my cpu usage drops.
Dying light same, if cpu usage is high my gpu usage drops.
Battlefield 1 is normally fine in 95-99% gpu usage, except st quentin, but others reported this too.
What can this be? My cpu shouldnt be bottlenecking. Like i said i trid overclocking, didn't help.
nvcp is set to prefer maximum performance and i'm playing at 1440p 144hz.
Any help would be appreciated.http://speccy.piriform.com/results/JMT3Ky4vYTHwXILMO6NViGa
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 17-06-2016
Ran by Power4Pc (administrator) on 26-10-2016 at 22:11:40
Running from "C:\Users\Power4Pc\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M. Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
==================
Error: (10/26/2016 09:30:01 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: Het verwijderen van de tek... Read more

A:MOVED<<High cpu usage, low gpu usage with gtx 1070, temps fine...

anyone, please?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54

Greetings,
 
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.
 
Advice?
 
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.
 
Louis

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54

Hi,
I have a i7 3770k at 3.9 ghz, so stock with turbo boost.
I tried oc'ing to 4.5 ghz, didnt fix the problem.
Basically, in some games i get high cpu usage and at the same time low gpu usage.
My system is i7 3770k, gtx1070, 16 gb ddr3 ram, corsair hx850i psu.
In witcher 3 novigrad, which is cpu heavy, i sometimes get gpu usage at like 70% which causes stutter, at the same time cpu usage is around 85%.
When i leave town i get 95-99% gpu usage again and my cpu usage drops.
Dying light same, if cpu usage is high my gpu usage drops.
Battlefield 1 is normally fine in 95-99% gpu usage, except st quentin, but others reported this too.
What can this be? My cpu shouldnt be bottlenecking. Like i said i trid overclocking, didn't help.
nvcp is set to prefer maximum performance and i'm playing at 1440p 144hz.
Any help would be appreciated.
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/JMT3Ky4vYTHwXILMO6NViGa
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 17-06-2016
Ran by Power4Pc (administrator) on 26-10-2016 at 22:11:40
Running from "C:\Users\Power4Pc\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M. Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
==================
Error: (10/26/2016 09:30:01 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: Het verwijderen van de te... Read more

A:MOVED<<High cpu usage, low gpu usage with gtx 1070, temps fine...

anyone, please?

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Hi all, hope you can help.

Every so often, when listening to online radio streams/playing games etc my computer just goes crazy. I get a lot of hard drive 'chatter' and lots of fan noise and everything slows to a crawl. My music will start jumping and skipping and there is a long delay between me clicking the mouse and the action happening. It happens when no other programs (for example, my AV/AS) are due to scan. When I look at my Task Manager the two biggest eaters of memory usage are fm.exe (game, it normally eats a load but makes no substantial difference to the comp speed) and ekrn.exe (something to do with my AV, not quite sure what it actually does though)

I am running Windows MCE SP3 and am using NOD32 anti-virus and Sunbelt CounterSpy anti-spyware. The definitions on both are updated daily and both scan daily. I have also defragged the comp and do so weekly. The other programs I use are CCleaner and Glary Utilities, both fairly regularly to clean up my comp when I was working as an internet researcher, but less often now.

I do not get any error messages/BSOD's or actual freezes. Everything just slows right down. Could I have picked up a form of malware/virus that my AV/AS isn't picking up? Could one of my previous spring cleans have been too aggressive? Or is it simply too much load for my comp (2 year old Dell)? It is 3MHz, 1G RAM, kinda your bog standard media comp from 2007.

Your thoughts and advice are greatly appreciated as it's starting ... Read more

A:Computer is apparently being scanned - high CPU usage/memory usage

When you experience or encounter strange behavior, always check for new, unknown or suspicious processes in Task Manager.Most of the processes in Task Manager will be legitimate as shown in these links.List of common system processes found in XP's Task ManagerCommon system processes found in XP's Task ManagerTop System ProcessesAnytime you come across a suspicious file or one that you do not recognize, search the name using Google or the following databases:BC's Startup Programs DatabaseSystemLookup StartupList IndexFile Research CenterProcessLibrary.comDetermining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process sometimes depends on the location (path) it is running from. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location on your computer. Another techinique is for the process to alter the registry and add itself as a Startup program so that it can run automatically each time the computer is booted. A file's properties may give a clue to identifying it. Right-click on the file, choose Properties and examine the General and Version tabs.Tools to investigate running processes and gather additional information to identify them and resolve problems:AnVir TaskManager FreeProcess ExplorerSystem ExplorerProcessHackerProcess MonitorsvchostViewerThese tools will provide information about each process, CPU usage, file description and its path location If you right... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54

Hi,

I just bought my brand new laptop and have loaded Vista Ultimate 32bit onto it for about 5 days. I noticed something unusual about Vista's CPU usage while idle in the task manager as well as the Resource monitor.

I have attached two pictures to show my problem. Notice that my CPU usage is always at about 40-60% on both of my cores. However, the average CPU usage per process shows that it should actually occupy about 15% to at most 20% (by adding up all the highest average CPU for processes in the first picture). The second picture I attached shows the current CPU usage sorted by max usage, and again it does not add up to 41%!

Although at 40-60% usage, I do not notice any major performance impacts, as both cores are not loaded to the max. However, I do notice Vista chewing up more battery than needed when I have my laptop running off batteries. Because the max frequency for the processor would always need to be raised to around 60% even when idle (instead of say... 10-20%).

I have searched online for various problems relating to high CPU usage, and most of the responses are about tracing down which process is the culprit. Well, this is where I'm stumped because it all does not add up! According to the process view, everything is normal but my system resources are still get constantly chewed up by something invisible it seems.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated at this point!
 

A:Vista Ultimate 32: high CPU usage does not correspond with process usage

Posting two more image to show this problem from the task manager...

Notice that the system idle process is 84, and yet CPU usage is 42? I always thought that:
CPU usage + idle process = 100?

Perhaps things are done differently with dual core processors? This is my first dual core so I'm not sure. The second image shows how both my cores are being used roughly equally, at around 50%.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.6

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
C:\Prog... Read more

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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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What do I do to take care of this.? Norton anti- virus keeps giving me a Performance alert, & I simply don't know what to do...Can you help me.?I'm stumped.!!!!
 

A:High Memory Usage, & High CPU usage

The thing to do is use Task Manager ( right click on task bar at bottom of the screen, and choose Task Manager ). Then click on the Processes tab, click on the CPU column header so it sorts the rows by cpu usage. So now you will see the processes that use a lot of cpu.

If you are using Vista, or Windows 7; pull down the View menu, choose 'select columns' and then checkmark 'command line'. Then each row will give the location of the program on the hard drive.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Hi,
I have a i7 3770k at 3.9 ghz, so stock with turbo boost.
I tried oc'ing to 4.5 ghz, didnt fix the problem.
Basically, in some games i get high cpu usage and at the same time low gpu usage.
My system is i7 3770k, gtx1070, 16 gb ddr3 ram, corsair hx850i psu.
In witcher 3 novigrad, which is cpu heavy, i sometimes get gpu usage at like 70% which causes stutter, at the same time cpu usage is around 85%.
When i leave town i get 95-99% gpu usage again and my cpu usage drops.
Dying light same, if cpu usage is high my gpu usage drops.
Battlefield 1 is normally fine in 95-99% gpu usage, except st quentin, but others reported this too.
What can this be? My cpu shouldnt be bottlenecking. Like i said i trid overclocking, didn't help.
nvcp is set to prefer maximum performance and i'm playing at 1440p 144hz.
Any help would be appreciated.

A:High CPU usage, low GPU usage at times(stutter) gtx 1070

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,  taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot. You will see the following prompt:
 &#... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Hi,
I have a i7 3770k at 3.9 ghz, so stock with turbo boost.
I tried oc'ing to 4.5 ghz, didnt fix the problem.
Basically, in some games i get high cpu usage and at the same time low gpu usage.
My system is i7 3770k, gtx1070, 16 gb ddr3 ram, corsair hx850i psu.
In witcher 3 novigrad, which is cpu heavy, i sometimes get gpu usage at like 70% which causes stutter, at the same time cpu usage is around 85%.
When i leave town i get 95-99% gpu usage again and my cpu usage drops.
Dying light same, if cpu usage is high my gpu usage drops.
Battlefield 1 is normally fine in 95-99% gpu usage, except st quentin, but others reported this too.
What can this be? My cpu shouldnt be bottlenecking. Like i said i trid overclocking, didn't help.
nvcp is set to prefer maximum performance and i'm playing at 1440p 144hz.
Any help would be appreciated.
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My OS is Microsoft XP. My processor is 1.73 GHz. I have 504 MB of RAM. I will attach my HijackThis log below. I hope I haven't forgotten any necessary information, but I would appreciate any help you can offer. I'm becoming very frustrated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:17:41 PM, on 4/27/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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Hello I have my sisters computer and it has a strange page file usage is currently running with 32 processes with 333mb page file usage memory with cpu usage from 3% to peak of 18 percent

Totals
handles 9302
threads 472
processes 41
Committ Charge
total 456392
limit 620056
peak 490920
Physical Memory (K)
total 253424
Avail 46,564
system cache 96184
Kernel Memory
total 45868
paged 38648
non paged 7220
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processes
hkcmd.exe john
alcxmntr.exe john
avgnt.exe john
explorer.exe john
firewall.exe john
taskmgr.exe john
notepad.exe john
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svchost.exe local service
wdfmgr.exe local service
alg.exe local service
svchost.exe network service
svchost.exee network service
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system system
smss.exe system
csrss.exe system
winlogon.exe system
services.exe system
lsass.exe system
svchost.exe system
svchost.exe sytem
spoolsv.exe syste,
avguard.exe system
aawguard.exe system
sched.exe system
ctsvccda.exe system
svchost.exe system
svchost.exe system
winlogon system

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total 253,424
available is 49,272
system cache is 104948

its like i'm missing 75mgs of ram power
 

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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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Hello,
 
Computer:
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Starting a week ago, my desktop has started to freeze or lockup randomly. I can not do anything as audio cuts and keyboard/mouse does not work until I manually restart the PC. The times in which the freezes happen are completely random. One day it'll take approximately 54 minutes before it happens, the next time will be hours.

I thought it might be a hardware issue regarding heat from research and experience. All the fans are working correctly. CPU, GPU, and PSU are not hot to the touch and temp readings are in the normal ranges from what I have looked up.

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