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Windows 7 laptop CPU quickly climbs to 100% and stays RRS feed

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  • I had a problem with a Windows 7 Dell laptop dual core 64 CPU utilization quickly climbing to 100% after a reboot and staying.  Not launching any applications other than the few in start or registry run.  No virus, no bad drivers.  I finally noticed the CPU frequency was at 8% on the process monitor.  Blew out the fan with a little compressed air and BINGO!  CPU utilization back to normal and CPU frequency moving around from 75 to 85%.

    Looks like a heat problem slowing down the CPU.  This host has an integrated nvidia display processor, which I have seen mentioned in other forums as being sensitive to dust buildup.

    Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:10 PM

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  • Glad you figure it out and share the experience with us. It will help other members here.

    Thanks for the effort!

    Regards,

    Miya


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    Thursday, October 20, 2011 7:08 AM