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April 27, 2002 4:48:20 AM

I built my computer last summer when I had some free time, I am running an Asus A7V266 and have an Athlon 1.4, I am also running WINXP, when I check my CPU usage, sometimes it stays at 100%, that doesnt see right, Do I need to mess with the BIOS, if I do, how?

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April 27, 2002 4:55:33 AM

Exactly what process puts it at 100%? It's easiest to set the task manager to appear in SysTray, set the process list to sort by CPU usage, and check the process list whenever you see the CPU usage meter shoot up unexpectedly.

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April 27, 2002 5:04:42 AM

Are you referring to the "System Idle Process"?
If so, that shows the processor at rest. The higher the

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April 27, 2002 8:12:58 AM

Are you using any programs like Kazaa or Seti?

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April 27, 2002 3:22:07 PM

I am not using anything like that, I rarely download stuff.
April 27, 2002 7:24:14 PM

So that's the thing that lowers the idle temps implemented in WinXP and Win2000?

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April 27, 2002 10:14:09 PM

Do a search on MS knowledge base.. there a few known issues, that can result in 100% cpu usage. It doesnt affect your systems performance though, but it will stress your system, cause unecessary heat and power consumption.

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April 27, 2002 10:36:49 PM

No, it's just saying that your processor isn't doing anything at the moment.

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April 28, 2002 11:27:40 PM

yes seti@home, & then ?!?

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