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March 24, 2010 3:29:28 PM

Hi , i have intel E7300 2.6
CPU usage is more than 10% in idle .it used to be 1 or 2%
im Using windows 7

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March 24, 2010 3:46:10 PM

A small amount of idle CPU usage is normal since obviously you have background services and apps running etc. Mine ranges from 1-8% at the moment. If you're worried scan for malware and other junk.

I would recommend SUPERAntiSpyware, it's a very good all-round utility with a high-detection rate. The free version will allow you to perform a system scan. Be careful for false positives though since it's a powerful scanner.

Link: http://www.superantispyware.com/

Give me a post back if you need anything else. Good luck!
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March 24, 2010 3:55:05 PM

moody89 said:
A small amount of idle CPU usage is normal since obviously you have background services and apps running etc. Mine ranges from 1-8% at the moment. If you're worried scan for malware and other junk.

I would recommend SUPERAntiSpyware, it's a very good all-round utility with a high-detection rate. The free version will allow you to perform a system scan. Be careful for false positives though since it's a powerful scanner.

Link: http://www.superantispyware.com/

Give me a post back if you need anything else. Good luck!




thx im downloading the spyware , i think its not normal . i have to much lag in GTA IV ,I was playing GTA until yesterday without any lags.
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March 24, 2010 3:55:27 PM

reignoffear18 said:
Hi , i have intel E7300 2.6
CPU usage is more than 10% in idle .it used to be 1 or 2%
im Using windows 7


A lot of people will tell you installing ANY and I mean ANY FireWall software will take a large chunk of CPU/Memory. Another thing is Drivers, but those are just something most people will need and some people will just download the graphics if the OS already did the sound and wifi for them. In my case I was showing a slight decrease in performance when I downloaded my motherboard driver/wifi driver/graphics driver/5.1 sound driver. I never installed a FireWall program on my gaming build for the reason of game servers and just general hardware performance. I have never got a virus either.
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March 24, 2010 4:10:34 PM

reignoffear18 said:
thx im downloading the spyware , i think its not normal . i have to much lag in GTA IV ,I was playing GTA until yesterday without any lags.


No problem. If you find anything untoward obviously remove it and see if it's any better. Background apps can also be guilty of consuming CPU usage, such as anti-virus software and firewalls but unfortunately they are a necessary tool nowadays. However, junk such as Windows Live Messenger is the furthest thing from necessary. It eats up 4-5M of RAM just sat there in your tray doing nothing and the number of people who leave it start up with their computer is beyond me. Unfortunately the majority of people fail to realise that there's more to having a fast and clean computer and than filling your motherboard full of RAM and the latest prcoessors. Anyway enough of my rant :whistle:  Let me know if there's anything else.
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March 24, 2010 4:25:39 PM

im scaning computer with the spyware , there are 20 threats detected until now :/ 
i wish deleting them will solve my problem
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March 24, 2010 4:34:23 PM

reignoffear18 said:
im scaning computer with the spyware , there are 20 threats detected until now :/ 
i wish deleting them will solve my problem


Well they are likely to be contributing to your issues. It depends on the nature of the malware whether you can just delete it and it will go away. Some do, but others require a bit more work to remove completely.

Forgot to mention, you can use the Task Manager and browse to the Processes tab, it will tell you which processes are using your CPU and at what percentage. Post back with any suspiciously high processes and we'll go from there :) 
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March 24, 2010 4:48:54 PM

thx man, i did it before none of the procsses in there is using CPU that much , just some times dmw.exe uses 2 % i dont know where is the other 10% usage is coming from. :( 

anti spyware is still scaning and have find 165 more threats :D 
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March 24, 2010 4:55:41 PM

reignoffear18 said:
thx man, i did it before none of the procsses in there is using CPU that much , just some times dmw.exe uses 2 % i dont know where is the other 10% usage is coming from. :( 

anti spyware is still scaning and have find 165 more threats :D 


dwm.exe is the Desktop Windows Manager process which is responsible for all those pretty effects you see on your desktop - the translucent glass appearance, desktop composition and any animations etc. Naturally, this will use a bit of juice particularly if you have all the shizzle turned on ;) 

Let that scan finish and then remove what you find, unless you 100% know it to be a false positive. 165 threats is a fair few so that could well be the core of your problems. Good luck :) 
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March 24, 2010 5:28:55 PM

the anti spyware have deleted 166 threats but i still have the problem :(  the CPU idle usage is not coming under 6% shifting 6%- 15-20-24% :( 
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March 24, 2010 7:08:06 PM

Use the Task Manager and browse to the Processes tab, it will tell you which processes are using your CPU and at what percentage. Post back with any suspiciously high processes and we'll go from there.

As I said above, according to the nature of the malware it may reinstate itself at startup and have underlying processes that disable you from removing it properly. Unfortunately malware is becoming trickier and trickier to remove! It may be worth running a scan in safe mode too since this disables the majority of unneeded startup scripts and processes.
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March 24, 2010 8:24:07 PM

reignoffear18 said:
the anti spyware have deleted 166 threats but i still have the problem :(  the CPU idle usage is not coming under 6% shifting 6%- 15-20-24% :( 


Read my last post thats most likley your problem.

Another way to fix this CPU usage is click start/allprograms/startup and find out everything that is trying to run when the computer first boots.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1401-startup-progr...

That is the link to the windows7forum you might want to study this problem in those forums.

I hope this helped you as well.
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March 24, 2010 9:41:56 PM

Drivers, copy protection, background services, all that stuff eats memory and cycles. Anyway, yeah, check the win 7 forum linked above.
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March 25, 2010 2:41:10 AM

megamanx00 said:
Drivers, copy protection, background services, all that stuff eats memory and cycles. Anyway, yeah, check the win 7 forum linked above.


Thanks man I tried to help him I hope my link helps.
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March 25, 2010 6:30:57 AM

thx friends, i did what you said , scaning in safemode and startup programs , i have find something, 'audiodg.exe' it Uses 6-12 % of CPU 24.796 k memory when pc is idle and the Username is LOCAL SERVICE , i close it but it opens it self again. how i can close it?
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March 25, 2010 8:16:50 AM

:D  i have uninstalled the audio driver , now using win7 defalt audio driver .
CPU usage is 1-6% :D  thx for your helps.
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March 25, 2010 2:30:34 PM

reignoffear18 said:
:D  i have uninstalled the audio driver , now using win7 defalt audio driver .
CPU usage is 1-6% :D  thx for your helps.


I told you that erlier that it was a driver.

lol.

I'm just happy you figured this out!

So this thread would be considered solved correct?
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March 25, 2010 7:16:13 PM

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March 25, 2010 7:19:40 PM

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