cpu usage high? freezes (mouse), scratchy sound?

cpu usage high? freezes (mouse), scratchy sound?
basically my problem is , i thought it went away since i reinstalled a fresh windows
and started using windows media player instead of the buggy itunes
however
not all the time
but
sometimes my mouse freezes up, and my cpu usage jumps really high
also my sound becomes very crackily
can anyone help
this is a custom built comp
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  1. nope i am not able
    when i look
    i can see system idle manager
    at the top
    and firefox goes to like 15 max
    but when i look at the performance tab i can see the jump
    my specs r


    Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) ECS P4M800PRO-M 1.0
    Enclosure Type: Desktop
    Processor a Main Circuit Board b
    1.87 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
    64 kilobyte primary memory cache
    2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ECS P4M800PRO-M 1.0
    Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
    BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 080012 07/19/2006
    Drives Memory Modules c,d
    160.03 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    151.23 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    GI1705S MIP608W SCSI CdRom Device [CD-ROM drive]
    SONY DVD RW DRU-830A [CD-ROM drive]
    3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

    WDC WD1600JB-00REA0 [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WCANM7933435, rev 20.00K20, SMART Status: Healthy 2048 Megabytes Installed Memory

    Slot 'DIMM0' has 1024 MB (serial number SerNum0)
    Slot 'DIMM1' has 1024 MB
    Local Drive Volumes

    c: (NTFS on drive 0) 160.03 GB 151.23 GB free

    Standard floppy disk controller
    Primary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)
    Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)
    VIA Bus Master IDE Controller - 0571
    VIA Serial ATA Controller - 3149 NVIDIA GeForce 6200 [Display adapter]
    ViewSonic VG2030wm [Monitor] (20.0"vis, s/n QCC0641A3615, October 2006)
    Bus Adapters Multimedia
    SCSI/RAID Host Controller
    VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller (4x)
    VIA USB Enhanced Host Controller C-Media USB Sound Device
    Communications Other Devices

    Belkin N1 Wireless Desktop Card

    HID-compliant consumer control device (3x)
    HID-compliant device (2x)
    USB Human Interface Device (5x)
    HID Keyboard Device
    Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Logitech HID-compliant Cordless Mouse
    USB Composite Device (3x)
    USB Root Hub (5x)
  2. motherboard p4m800pro
    i believe

    e6300

    PNY 2GB (2 X 1GB) Kit PC2-5300 667MHz DDR2 Desktop Memory


    video card is
    PNY GeForce 6200 256MB Graphics Card

    western digitial 160gb

    sony dvd+/- rw 18x
    antec sonata II (psu included)
  3. Mainboard : ECS P4M800PRO-M
    Chipset : Standard Host Bridge
    Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 1866 MHz
    Physical Memory : 2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )
    Video Card : Nvidia Corp GeForce 6200
    Hard Disk : WDC (160 GB)
    DVD-Rom Drive : SONY DVD RW DRU-830A
    DVD-Rom Drive : GI1705S MIP608W SCSI CdRom Device
    Monitor Type : ViewSonic VG2030wm - 20 inchs
    Network Card : Atheros Communications Inc Atheros Communications Inc
    Network Card : VT82C570 MV IDE Controller VT6102 Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
    Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
    DirectX : Version 9.0c
  4. run some spyware, trojan scan and do some antivirus scan too..
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