Hey all, I just built a workstation and put it together yesterday and started installing OS/updates today. I'm running windows 7x64 bit. I started noticing as I typed it would frequently delay, sometimes allowing me to write 3-5 words before showing up on the screen. Scrolling with the mouse also became and issue. I switched out for a wired keyboard/mouse but problem persists.
I notice when watching videos the audio and video will stutter. After pulling up task manager I notice my CPU is spiking from 0% to 40% idling. When actually working it jumps up to 80% per second and back to 0%. I downloaded a gadget to monitor my CPU usage. The first core seems to be active at all times jumping up and down to about 90%! The rest of the cores only come into play when using applications (and not much at all).
I'm using a dual processor system 2x Intel Xeon E5506, 24gb of RAM, and a Nvidia Quadro 3800. A pretty hefty machine for such problems. Most search results with similar problems people point to spyware. While it might be a possibility (I didn't have Virus protection for a few hours), but I mostly just used the net to update drivers. Anyone have a clue what's going on?
No, this is a completely new HDD. Again, I've just loaded AVG today and was only unprotected while updating drivers. No internet surfing was done, but I am still doing a virus scan right now. Though, I did notice this issue before installing the antivirus software.
According to task manager nothing is really active under processes. When I look under "System Monitor" though, it shows "System Interrupts" running 5-10 cpus.
EDIT: Spybot found 3 malicious cookies, but nothing serious. Deleted. AVG turned up nothing. Problem persists.
Basically, it monitored my CPU usage and told me what was requesting all that info. Turns out one of my LAN drivers wasn't installed properly. The internet was working fine so I didn't seem to notice. Hopefully this helps if anyone comes a googling
Thanks again for your input!
P.S. Is there anyway I can mark this as solved or an admin can do it for me? Thanks
In my case, it was also the LAN but I was able to change a setting to fix it. I've read elsewhere that the audio chip can do the same thing. This is for anyone else having this problem and stumbles across this thread.