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High cpu usage problems

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Last response: in Overclocking
November 20, 2011 11:37:01 AM

i have a new Toshiba satellite C655 S5123 running windows 7home premium with 4GB RAMM 250 GB HHD Intel Celeron processor 925 @2.30GHz,2294 MHz,1 core. physical memory 3.87 GB available 2.40 GB,virtual memory 7.75 GB, available 5.85 GB. Problem is CPU usage shoots up to 100% constantly,i assume this is the cause of computer to suddenly slow down or even freeze up?Watching videos causes CPU to shoot way up more than anything else.If windows media player is used at all,forget pausing,changing videos,or preforming any function in media player as CPU shoots to 100%,media player freezes every single time causing the whole computer to freeze.what is going on,why does this happen?how do i fix this problem.I starting to think media player should never be used for anything whatsoever but this isn't the only time the CPU shoots way up although about 90% of the computer freezing up happens during media player usage. thank you for your time and help

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November 20, 2011 7:16:04 PM

Thats normal for a celeron (core2duo series). It will lag but will get the job done. Forget about performance.
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November 20, 2011 8:06:42 PM

The Intel Celeron 925 is a mobile single core processor for cheap laptops. It is based on the Penryn core (as the Core 2 Duo Dual Core processors) but many features and one core are deactivated. The missing power saving features, like Speedstep, lead to a lower battery runtime (compared to Core 2 Duo powered laptops). Furthermore, features like Virtualization and Trusted Execution are deactivated.

The performance of the single core processor is located in the entry level segment. Due to the missing 2nd core, the performance may suffer when using many applications at once. Otherwise (in synthetic benchmarks), the Celeron M 925 is on par with a low clocked dual core at 1.3 - 1.4 GHz. Compared to current AMD single core versions, like the AMD V-Series V160, the Celeron 925 should be faster due to the larger Level 2 cache and different architecture. On contrast it usually features the faster chipset graphics card by ATI leading to a better overall performance