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daa709

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Hi there,

I've been using my current setup for about a month, and I just turned on the computer, and the SYSTEM process is taking up a huge amount of my CPU and its really slowing things down, as well as heating things up. The laptop doesnt like it!!

I'm running on XP Pro SP2, with a Dell Latitude C640 1.7GHz 1GB RAM.

Is there anyone that can help me? I would very much appreciate it.

Thanks
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Ah, ignore me. I got it working now. I now know with the Dell c640, there is a common problem of the computer overheating, and so the system using up the cpu.

Sorry for any problems. Thanks
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Hi there,

Try closing down all the programs down that you don't need so as little as possible is running, then check to see if it is still running so high. If so, a good start would be to scan you your system for malware. Also, give your system some good maintainance treatment, cleaning our your temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, Prefetch Folder and Cookies. Defragmenting will also increase efficiency.

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