CPU pegged at 100%
Posted 30 January 2006 - 11:09 AM
Posted 30 January 2006 - 11:14 AM
That could have more ugly consequences.
Posted 30 January 2006 - 11:41 AM
So, where are we now....same, with that patch removed?
(and you checked SHOW UPDATES at the top of add/remove, right?)
Posted 30 January 2006 - 03:13 PM
A common mistake with system building is forgetting to remove the cellophane cover from the heat sink thermal compound. I doubt a system builder, or OEM would ever make a mistake like that, but maybe the HSF isn't seated properly, or there's some other issue. Could also be a faulty heat sensing diode. If you carefully touch the heatsink, you'll get a good idea if it's working. At almost 70C it will burn your fingers, under 60 will be warm, but not burn.
Posted 30 January 2006 - 04:49 PM
Edited by N3cr0n0mIV, 30 January 2006 - 04:49 PM.
Posted 30 January 2006 - 07:45 PM
I am not certain you will get temp readings as the needed driver will not load, but you should still be able to gauge processor usage.
Edited by gerryf, 30 January 2006 - 07:45 PM.
Posted 30 January 2006 - 07:46 PM
better yet, boot into bios and take the temp directly off the hardware monitor there...
Posted 30 January 2006 - 09:26 PM
Processor Zone Temp: 64 C/147 F
System Zone 1 Temp: 52 C/125 F
System Zone 2 Temp: 55 C/131 F
Posted 30 January 2006 - 09:30 PM
All righty then, what are we running here? Time for you to run a report in Everest and let us take a peek at the innards.
Save it and ATTACH IT please, do not post it in a thread.
Has this machine always been pokey?
Posted 30 January 2006 - 09:52 PM
BTW, I've owned the computer for over two years and have never encountered a problem like this.
Posted 31 January 2006 - 06:53 AM
Sensor Type Analog Devices ADM1027 (SMBus 2Eh)
Motherboard 38 °C (100 °F)
CPU 48 °C (118 °F)
Aux 40 °C (104 °F)
CPU 3982 RPM
System 700 RPM
Of course, you have likely just switched it on, so the heat would not be all the way up yet, but if this were a bad heatsink, it would be much closer to yesterdays temps than 38c
Pentium 4 not AMD
I'm still of the opion it is something else--bad driver, perhaps, program running at startup
Let's try this in safe mode so we can see if the problem recurs, then we can move on from there
Posted 31 January 2006 - 09:41 AM
And yes, simple programs like AIM still use 99-100% of the CPU while in Safe Mode.
Posted 31 January 2006 - 11:01 AM
OK, I want to try this:
bring up task manager, go to processes, select explorer.exe and end task
Does CPU usage drop?
File > New task
does cpu usage move up again?
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