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October 16, 2010 5:23:14 PM

I am using core 2 duo E4600, P5QL-CM, xfx 5770, Cooler master extreme power 500w, 2X2Gb Ram(transcend) Running on windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. My problem is that my cpu clock shows 100% and Ram shows 34% when idle. Sometimes it does not really effect the performance but lately its really effecting the performance. I can't even play FIFA 11 at max resolution. Please help me.

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October 16, 2010 5:38:44 PM

em... can you verify that 100% is really hardware interrupt? You can check it via process explorer by sysinternals.. it is free and valuable software
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October 17, 2010 2:55:51 AM

screen shot from process explorer or task mgr please. PE is better though.
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October 17, 2010 1:30:10 PM

hmonitor didn't show any overheating or over voltage.
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October 18, 2010 5:27:58 AM

enemy43 said:
hmonitor didn't show any overheating or over voltage.


Temp and voltage have absolutely nothing to do with cpu load, other than it's effects on Cool n Quiet/Speed Step.

What does task manager say is using up your cpu resources?
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October 18, 2010 6:39:00 PM

Are you looking at the system idle process that will be as close to 100% if nothing running, this is normal.

Try running" hijack this" and see what it reports back as iffy.
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October 18, 2010 6:47:38 PM

If your CPU usage is up at 100% then your system isn't idle.
Did you recently upgrade your Windows7 to Ultimate?
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October 19, 2010 5:53:16 PM

Best answer selected by enemy43.
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