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CPU usage problem (Windows Vista)


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samushi

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Im running Windows Vista Home premium. My computer is about 5 years old now and im having trouble with my CPU usage. It never drops under 60% no matter what I do. I tried restarting my computer and removing some programs I never use anymore but it didnt really help and when im in the middle of playing a game after about 30min to an hour the CPU usage will hit 100%. Making the game lag really bad for like 5min, then the CPU usage will drop for about 5 or 10min then hit 100% again until I shut the game down.

I want to know if there is away to fix this. Is something getting old in the computer and do I need to replace it?
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I'd try scanning it for viruses and spyware and also get a can of compressed air and opening up the computer and blowing out all the built up dust.(assuming its a desktop pc and not a laptop)

good luck.
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Download Process Explorer: http://technet.micro...s/bb896653.aspx
Unzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.
Click on View > Select Colunms.
In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.
Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.
Attach the file to your next reply.
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