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Task manager shows the CPU spike up to 60-100% with rapid mouse movement. That's with running no program in particular, but if, for example, firefox.exe is running, firefox.exe will spike up to around 40 with rapid mouse movement along with the 60-100% CPU usage. Other processes like dwm.exe(Desktop Window Manager) and csrss.exe will go up a few percent too.

I recently upgraded my operating system from XP to Windows 7.
I installed the most recent drivers for my mouse and graphics card(I even tried older drivers) and let windows try to find drivers for other hardware. What drivers are there that would need to be updated?
I also scanned with Avast, Ad-Aware, and Spyware Doctor.

32-bit Windows 7
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ 2.2GHz
nVidia 7600 GS
1 GB
170GB
Razer Deathadder mouse.

Not only is this problematic with general pc usage, but it makes games unplayable :D . Help greatly appreciated.
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I just tried a different mouse and it didn't fix the problem.

Edit:
I just noticed something that could be the problem.
In mouse properties under hardware, it seems to be a driver made by microsoft. It's a different version and dates back to 2006. I installed Razer's Deathadder 3.01 driver so shouldn't that be showing?
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Edited by Tuna_Can, 29 November 2010 - 09:41 PM.

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I've decided to go back to XP. Thanks for all the help :D
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