Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Erratic CPU usage


  • Please log in to reply

#1
boiler09

boiler09

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
Hello,

I'm having issues with my Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop. Upon boot, everything is normal. Just recently, though, while browsing the web or not by my computer at all the CPU fan will all of a sudden open up full-throttle and my cpu usage will shoot up dramatically and stay there. My cpu temp will plummet due to the fan being on constantly at full throttle.

First off, I updated and ran both SpyBot and Mcafee with nothing found.

Next, I installed Process Explorer in an attempt to find the process that was bugging out. It doesn't seem like it's one single process that is doing it, but a culmination. Even TaskManager will use ~ 10-30%. Firefox will increase it's usage and be really slow. I have attempted to pinpoint where the problem is by kiliing a suspending processes, but with no luck. Even when I kill all apps that are using lots of CPU, it still bounces my CPU from 5%-40% every second. This is the last couple weeks of my senior year at college, and I need my computer to work correctly. Any help is extremely appreciated.

Edited by boiler09, 03 December 2009 - 05:13 PM.

  • 0

Advertisements







Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP