50% CPU usage all the time

  User-312386 16:10 20 Jan 2006

Hi all

I got my new MOBO yesterday, loaded windows XP PRO and i am having this problem. My CPU is always running at 50%

I have been in MSCONFIG and theres nothing there. Shut down services under management.

I am stumpped

AMD64300 (socket 939. Asus A8n-SLI Mobo. 120GB SATA drive. PCI-Express X600 Pro Graphics. 2 x 512mb Corsair in dual ram.

  De Marcus™ 16:15 20 Jan 2006

Have you checked processes in task manager?

  User-312386 16:18 20 Jan 2006


Not a lot running there commit charge is 206M/2461M

  iscanut 16:23 20 Jan 2006

Have you checked all the processes to see if one is running very high. The percentages are shown for each process.

  User-312386 16:36 20 Jan 2006
  Mytob 18:13 20 Jan 2006

do a v scan i u have gon on the net without a av on it. Thers a very small chance u may have picked summin up. Happeded to me on a very regualr basis when i was trying to update my av deffs kept on getting W32.Welchia.B and that were a pain in the ass. As soon as i loged on to the net bam every time.

  User-312386 19:30 20 Jan 2006

I have now carried out the Virus scan. Nothing found

Carried spybot and adawware and nothig found

Even did a hijackthis and nothing found

  woodchip 19:34 20 Jan 2006

I think there is no Problem with your Comp. You are think using a 64 bit CPU on a 32 bit OS. that I think is the answer. The program task manger Speedo is wrong

  ed-0 19:38 20 Jan 2006

According to your picture of task manager, your cpu is 92% idle.

This does not represent 50% cpu usage.

Are you running cool and queit?

  Mytob 19:40 20 Jan 2006

Good point. BTW dont bother with xp 64 because all the reviews i have read make out that its the worst windows os ever! If you want 64 bit go for linux or bsd as most have been 64bit for a long time now.

  woodchip 19:40 20 Jan 2006

That correct, I had not seen the click hear

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