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Cpu running at 53%-100% while running games

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October 1, 2012 1:29:14 PM

Hello,

Alright i'am new to writing a forum but ill give it a shot.

my computer had a 512mb graphics card and 8.00gb (3.00gb useable) RAM. My computer could run wow, l.o.l, Blacklight retribution and DayZ with a min of 48 fps and cpu at 45%

My computer restarted and then would not load display, i sent it to a leading edge computer shop, they told me that the graphics card had failed.

I got them to replace it with a GTX 550 TI 1gb
they also told me they updated the bios which then allowed the computer to read all 8.00gb RAM.

it started having a cpu usage of 84% and dropping to a 32% on startup and 100% and resetting computer when opening a game.

ive been through the windows task manager processes and nothing out of the ordinary shows up. i have stopped it from running programs on start up which now allows it to start up at 25% and dropping to 3% but games still run at 53%-100% and fps is sitting at 1-23fps on all games.

if anyone has ideas please let me know

Windows Express
processor: Calculations per second 6.6
Memory (RAM): Memory operations per second 6.8
graphics: Desktop performance for windows aero 7.3
Gaming graphics: 3D business and gaming graphics performance 7.3
Primary Hard disk: disk data transfer rate 5.9

OS : Windows 7 home premium 64-bit (6.1 build 7601) SP1
Hardrive: Seagate 1TB
Motherboard : model - Bearlake Manufactor Gigabyte
Bios: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz 2.33GHz
Video : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
display memory : 4049 MB
AdapterRam : 1023.69 MB
current mode : 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)


sorry also just remember the shop made me do a fresh install of the whole system
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October 1, 2012 1:31:27 PM

are you running a 32 bit or 64 bit operating system?
October 1, 2012 1:42:11 PM

Yes - 32 bit or 64 bit.... I guess 64 - but pls confirm.

Also - what was your original graphics card? was it ATI?
It could be that your old graphics was the bottle next - so a newer more capable graphics is now placing more demands on your CPU to "keep up"... but you saying you have worse frame rates....
You do hear of issues when changing brand of graphics cards... old drivers dont get removed properly - so you end up with a mish mash and the comp gets confused
(so slow frame rates etc)
So thats why I asking what your old graphics card was?

Either way... first action I would take would be to clean out ALL graphics drivers... use the cleaner tools from the Nvidia/ATI sites - and then install the drivers with as clean an install as you can - see if that helps.

Cheers
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October 1, 2012 1:54:59 PM

yoji said:
Yes - 32 bit or 64 bit.... I guess 64 - but pls confirm.

Also - what was your original graphics card? was it ATI?
It could be that your old graphics was the bottle next - so a newer more capable graphics is now placing more demands on your CPU to "keep up"... but you saying you have worse frame rates....
You do hear of issues when changing brand of graphics cards... old drivers dont get removed properly - so you end up with a mish mash and the comp gets confused
(so slow frame rates etc)
So thats why I asking what your old graphics card was?

Either way... first action I would take would be to clean out ALL graphics drivers... use the cleaner tools from the Nvidia/ATI sites - and then install the drivers with as clean an install as you can - see if that helps.

Cheers



both cards are Nvidia.... the 512mb is now in the partner's computer and seems to be running fine
October 1, 2012 1:57:55 PM

have u tried getting a new computer not a used one??
October 1, 2012 3:53:45 PM

alvine said:
are you running a 32 bit or 64 bit operating system?


windows home 7 premium service pack 1 64-bit
October 1, 2012 4:02:22 PM

elite9092 said:


sorry also just remember the shop made me do a fresh install of the whole system


SO this problem AFTER you done a complete and clean reinsatll of windows?

Perhaps time to look at what they did with your BIOS... May be reload default settings.
Make sure you have all the latest and correct motherboard drivers...

Cheers
October 1, 2012 4:09:16 PM

yoji said:
SO this problem AFTER you done a complete and clean reinsatll of windows?

Perhaps time to look at what they did with your BIOS... May be reload default settings.
Make sure you have all the latest and correct motherboard drivers...

Cheers




fresh install of windows was done as a solution to the cpu running high with no effect and i always thought if the right update wasnt done to bios it would no longer work.

can you tell me how to check what the bios update is ?
October 1, 2012 4:19:51 PM

nevermind yoji. it is phoenix technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 8/12/2010
October 1, 2012 4:24:58 PM

Whats your motherboard model?

"Bearlake" is the codename for the Intel P35 family chipset - its not a specific motherboard.
Can you provide the specific motherboard model ?

Then we can check the latest BIOS version etc.

Cheers

October 1, 2012 4:48:47 PM

sorry off subject but i had a 475w in the desktop and just took side panel off to see if i could find the motherboard model and found out that there is now a 430w i looked on google and it the min power supply for the graphics card is 400w would that be slowing the cpu at all?
October 1, 2012 4:59:27 PM

cpu-z comes up with the following

Motherboard
Manufacturer: Gigabyte
Model: Bearlaker V1.x
chipset: Intel p35/g33/g32.... Rev. A2
Southbridge: Intel 82801IR (ich9r... REV 02
LPCIO: ITE IT8718

is that any help?

also went to Desktop - POWERMATE - V Series with PN RD44XXXXXXX
on the http://www.nec-computers-ap.com/driver.htm
October 1, 2012 5:45:49 PM

i was told by the shop there was a 750w psu put in... but its a 430 which is smaller then what i had in it to begin with i have a 600w which ill put in later today
October 3, 2012 11:01:33 AM

well put the 600w psu fixed the fps issue now just need to figure out why the cpu is running so high
October 11, 2012 2:23:47 AM

yoji said:
Whats your motherboard model?

"Bearlake" is the codename for the Intel P35 family chipset - its not a specific motherboard.
Can you provide the specific motherboard model ?

Then we can check the latest BIOS version etc.

Cheers


the only thing i could find on bios was the following

bios version F3v2
bios date 12/08/2010
phoenix award bios

still cant seem to find out what motherboard it is
October 12, 2012 9:41:00 AM

had blue screen today 12oct12 1945 did not get to see the code as it rebooted start after blue screen appearing

someone please help me
October 13, 2012 8:17:37 PM

yoji said:
Whats your motherboard model?

"Bearlake" is the codename for the Intel P35 family chipset - its not a specific motherboard.
Can you provide the specific motherboard model ?

Then we can check the latest BIOS version etc.

Cheers


Motherboard is GA-TG33HM
October 14, 2012 12:06:57 AM

elite9092 said:
Motherboard is GA-TG33HM


Not good enough... The "GA" bit suggests it gigabyte... per your previous post... but I can find no ref to that model number

Download and Use this tool http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Its pretty good at detecting motherboards.. and BIOS versions.

Run it and tell us your Mobo and BIOS Ver
Cheers
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