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Dell inspiron 1546 Intel core duo problem

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May 2, 2012 4:14:15 PM

My girlfriend's laptop has had a major problem on it the past few month although atm she is unable to send it off for repairs despite having insurance for it as she needs it for university work. Whenever she tries to play a game, watch a movie use multiple word documents the CPU useage goes from using barely any recources to shooting up to around 90% and then back down again. We used norton to record the CPU useage and it looked like constant spikes from 10%ish to 90% every 5 seconds from just watching a pretty poor quality movie on VLC (Dumbo if anyone wondered XD).

Had anyone got any ideas or tips on what we could do to try and improve the CPUs performance?

Cpu is a Intel core duo :)  Thank you very much
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May 2, 2012 4:57:07 PM

reinstall windows to make sure there is no malware/virus taking your cpu resources.
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