I need your help. When I browse on the web, or play games (either older ones) I have 100% cpu usage. My cpu usage also raise to 40% when I'm just moving my mouse too fast on the desktop.
It's really annoying, mainly in games, because it cause smoothness issues and the game is then behaving bad.
I searched a lot on web and found some possible solutions, but nothing helped.
Intel Celeron D 3,2 Ghz (after OC 3,8 Ghz)
mobo Gigabyte ep41-ud3l
A-DATA 1024 MB 667 Mhz
HDD Maxtor 160 Gb
nVidia Geforce 8600 Gt 256 MB
350 W Power supply
WIN XP 32 Bit SP3
1, it's not virus related - I did scans with combofix, malware bytes, superantispyware etc.,
2, HDD defragmented, cleaned with windows cleaner and CCleaner, did a registry clean also
3, I tried different mobos (foxconn, gigabyte)
4, Not temperature related (before undervolting about 55 °C in 100% usage, after max 48°C)
5, not OS related (win xp, win7, linux ubuntu) all have high cpu usage
I will be very gratefull for every helpfull ideas
Thanks in advance
100% CPU useage in games is due to the weak Celeron D. With a P41 chipset motherboard you should get a cheap Core2Duo and put in there. Celerons suck. Also you only have 1GB of RAM. XP's sweet spot is 2GB and even 32bit XP benefits from 4GB.
Thanks for quick replies. It's very strange that time to time the games are smooth-that happens maybe once a month.
My HDD: C: 42GB/34Gb used, D: 107Gb/87GB used
Hmm I thought that that OC celeron D could run smoothly some games. SO do you think that due to the lack of cache it cause my problems?
Can you recommend some Intel C2D CPUs? To be compatible with the other hardwares.
Celerons are value chips not designed for gaming. They are more for web browsing only. you have a single core Celeron D. Most games need a dual core chip to run smoothly. At least games since 2005 or so. Also the memory needs to be upgraded.
I don't want to spend too much money, I just want to play sometimes counter-strike, watch a HD film (which is by the way laggy now) and have more things opened in win without perfomance drop.
Would you recommend a newer Intel Core e6600/6500 as you mentioned, with 2 mb cache and higher clock, or an older e6600 (with old chipset/core) with higher cache 4mb and lower clock like this: http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=27250 ???