High Cpu usage in idle state

Hello everyone.

System specs ;:

Intel quad core q9550
asus p5q pro
2 *2 gb ram zion
gts 250 1gb card
20 inch lcd monitor
1 tb hdd seagate
600 watt cooler master psu
600 va ups numeric
1 cd rom drive
i do not use any other preipherals.

i am having a problem which i think is very common but still very rare to figure out.
Recently i checked my task manager , in performance tab i see that the cpu usage is very high .
i tried ending some processess and still the same.
so i closed evrything , even the startup programs and no services except from microsoft.
but still the cpu usage was 20%.
i check processess , system idle is 99.
then i checked resource monitor , system interupts dfcs using 20 cpu cycles constantly.

i got through a lot of forums and some articles here also but none of the solutions worked .
tried a clean boot with no start up programs or services , still the problem persists.
update all the drivers to latest.
tried disabling usb ports , lan, audio , floppy , cd rom , nothing worked.

ram is fine as i tested it recently , i did the swap with 1 gig and 2 gig. same thing.

check chkdsk for hdd , no errors.

did defragmentation and used malware bytes for spyware , but no results.

opened my case , and re fit evrything but no use.

cpu tem is 35-38 idle.

system temp is 40 .

gpu is also normal temp.

what else can i test ???

i even did the dfc test with a software , no errors.

used process explorer , but it shows also system interupts.

what do i do now...???

i recently got the video card and the reapplied the thermal paste .
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More about high usage idle state
  1. go to task manager and see which process is taking up your cpu usage
  2. i already said...no processess are taking up the cpu...its the system interupts ...deferred procedure calls causing this.
  3. Anyone has got any idea on what to do....it is seriously annoying me ....
  4. Try this one?


    Towards the bottom is the solution (to his problem), has to do with audio.

    I didn't see anything about this one in your post so, that's why I'm suggesting it.
  5. i have already tried that....but to no help....
  6. update guys...
    finally I solved my problem...
    Here is what I did...
    I installed windows 8 in dual boot..
    and when log on to windows 8 ....I checked the task manager and cpu utilization was already 0 %......so happy to see that....
    which clearly means that the problem was with the windows 7 system files or something./..
    my hardware is all fine...finally I gotta just reinstall windows 7 ...that's it...
  7. I also figured out what was causing it...
    it was my hard disk driver from marvell 61xx...........
    i have reinstalled windows 7 and its working fine ....

    So dont blame your hardware...mostly it can be a software issue ...
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