On a laptop what is CPU useage and how do you slow it down?

Hello,
everytime i load a page the cpu spikes to 100% then comes backdown to 35-50% i went into task manager and from what i see its chrome causing the problem but i need it dont i please help
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  1. Is there anything else running in the background? Are you saying that with Chrome the CPU is working at 35% - 50% when you are using the browser, then when you click a link it goes to 100%, then drops back down to 35% - 50% again?

    If that's the case then something is definitely wrong. With my quad core CPU, FireFox uses between 0% - 4% when I am viewing a website. Clicking a link to go to another website the CPU will go to 20% and then drop back down to 0% - 4%. Have you tried using Internet Explorer or another browser (like Firefox)?

    If your CPU spikes only when using Chrome, then uninstall it and re-install a current version. If Internet Explorer does that too, then your Windows OS might be a little unstable or have some type of issues like a bloated Registry that is causing your laptop to be a bit sluggish.

    You can try a free program called CCleaner to help delete junk in the Registry. But if the problem persists, then you may want to consider reinstalling Windows. Backup important data first though.

    CCleaner:
    http://downloads.yahoo.com/software/windows-web-tools-ccleaner-s24873
  2. What CPU do you have?
  3. Hi :)

    Which laptop ??? or is it an underpowered Netbook ?

    All the best Brett :)
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