A year ago, i had a PC with - dual core processor ( dont remember the model numb)
- 3gb of Ram
- a 512Mb Nvidia Vga card
- 160 Gb hard disk
The only things i did on the pc were playing a game called silkroad online , opening several clients and playing with several characters at the same time ( The game doesnt require a powerful pc at all ) and playing texas hold'em poker on facebook from time to time .. anyway, as time goes by, i noticed that the PC became slower , whenever i open a page with flash stuff the cpu process just jump to 100% immediatly, i registered here at forum and posted my problem, members suggested scanning the pc, installing a fresh copy of windows and so on .. but none worked , some one eventually adviced me to buy a new processor.
I decided to try another processor .. i took dad's professor from his PC and tried it .. everything was good for like a month, then the same problem happened again .. so finally i decided to change the whole pc , i had enough.
4 month ago , i Bought an - Intel Core2Duo CPU (E8400)running @ 3.0 Ghz
- 4gb of ram Kingston (1066 Mhz) HyperX DDR2
- Asus P5Q Mb
- xfx ATI Radeon HD 4770 Vga card
- 1 TB WD hard disk + kept the old one ( installed windows on it)
- I kept the old case .. doesnt seem right to thing that the case was the problem
Anyway, that was like a huge update for me.. i installed windows 7 ultimate 64 Bit , Kaspersky and so on and started using the PC .. it was pretty fast .. I started playing world of warcraft ... i played like 3 WOW clients with no problems at all ( Cpu usage didnt even pass 70%) but unfortunatly .. lately , i cant even open 2 clients :/ with 2 clients open cpu usage is constantly 100% , this is driving me crazy! .. i formated the windows partition , reinstalled windows 7 and installed NOD32 and downloadded all windows updates last night .. but still , nothing improved.. Thought it might be the Temp. so i downloaded RealTemp application and found out that the temp of both cores is around 65-69 degree celcius .. i opened the case and put a fan next to the case.. the Temp. dropped to around 52.. but still performance is the same .. cpu usage is still 100%! I am a bit dissapointed because the main reason for upgrading was to be able to multibox while playing online games and never face the 100% cpu usage issue again.
I uploaded a couple of screenshots taken from 3d mark, a screenshot taken while testing the processor and another one that shows the total score , i dont know if the cpu score is below normal for the E8400 processor or not.. hopefully, one of u may know
3D Mark Results:
The shot taken while performing the cpu test:
The screen almost freezed while performing the test .. does the 0fps means anything or this is just normal?
anyone have any possible explanation? why does this keep happening to me?
Ty in advance
Edited by Fady_0, 18 April 2010 - 11:35 AM.