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CPU is at 98-100%

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February 28, 2010 10:32:10 PM

I am not sure of the make with the parts I built it back in '08, but I am running on windows xp home. is they're any way to lower it details please.

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February 28, 2010 11:01:18 PM

What are you doing when its running at 100%? Pull up task manager, go into the performance tab and see what is using the CPU the most.

Also run some virus scans just to be sure.
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February 28, 2010 11:04:48 PM

Nothing, just online And I have Norton along with other firewalls. system idle process and btdna.exe are taking the most.
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February 28, 2010 11:13:59 PM

system idle isnt a legitimate process, it just tells you what percentage of time your CPU is idle, you want that to be near 100% if you arent doing anything.

btdna.exe is a torrenting program. If you dont torrent then it shouldnt be running, check in add/remove programs in control panel and see if you can remove it.
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February 28, 2010 11:15:11 PM

BTDNA is a bit torrent client. If you are not downloading or file sharing you can remove it fron the controll panel/add remove programs
System idle process is the unused processor cycles. if it reads 90 or 99 that is a good thing.
I would worry about the btdna.
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February 28, 2010 11:22:57 PM

Oh well that helps some what and are there any things that can be closed for optimization?just anything unneeded in windows?
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