When away from home and using Sky Player I find that the CPU usage is exceedingly high whether using Firefox (V 3013) or IE7. Not all the time, but it appears without any reason. I have tried to pinpoint the problem using Process Explorer, but no success as yet. Maybe something in the Hosts File?
Did a search on PCA and found the excellent advice given by Fruit Bat /\0/\ in this discussion click here. This does give some improvement. Many thanks, FB!
To avoid upsetting anyone: I pay for the following: UK Licence fee, the top subscription to Sky, subscription to Eurosport Player and for a dedicated VPN.
My problem seems to be only with Sky Player as using the Eurosport player or viewing BBC News or Sport do not stall the video.
Sorry but I can't help with your problem.Just got fed up with Microsoft wanting me to download it so I made sure it would not download. Not sure if you have Driver max downloaded but I had to switch that off as I found that it was using 100% of the cpu in small bursts,Also if you have AVG downloaded the resident Shield takes up a lot of the CPU as well. But looking at what you already have I would imagine that you would be using better security programs. it could be your security programs updating or Microsoft looking for updates if you have it set to automatically download.I always run my updates manually with Microsoft. Anyhow i am sure someone will be able to give you the advice that you need.Sorry that i am unable to help.Best of luck.