CPU usage


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technophobe

Guys, apologies if this has been asked before, just joined the group to
remedy the problem. I have a Toshiba sattalite A30, 256 ram. When i use
demanding programmes they cause my laptop to shut down completely. I
have scanned with F secure and Lavasoft Ad aware personal edition but
all seems to be OK. If i try to scan with spybot or another one I tried
online it just shuts down my computer.( I had previously used spybot
with no problems for 2 years on same computer) On these demanding
problems I have opened the task manager and seen the offending
programmes are running at nearly 100% on my CPU usage. Apologies for my
ignorance, could it be overheating? I have checked the temp and it runs
at between 80 and 102 degrees. Do I need to increase my Ram? Is my CPU
damaged? I can us it all day just on the internet and experience no
problems. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Dave Patrick

Check Event Viewer for errors.

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| Guys, apologies if this has been asked before, just joined the group to
| remedy the problem. I have a Toshiba sattalite A30, 256 ram. When i use
| demanding programmes they cause my laptop to shut down completely. I
| have scanned with F secure and Lavasoft Ad aware personal edition but
| all seems to be OK. If i try to scan with spybot or another one I tried
| online it just shuts down my computer.( I had previously used spybot
| with no problems for 2 years on same computer) On these demanding
| problems I have opened the task manager and seen the offending
| programmes are running at nearly 100% on my CPU usage. Apologies for my
| ignorance, could it be overheating? I have checked the temp and it runs
| at between 80 and 102 degrees. Do I need to increase my Ram? Is my CPU
| damaged? I can us it all day just on the internet and experience no
| problems. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
|
 
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Ron Martell

technophobe said:
Guys, apologies if this has been asked before, just joined the group to
remedy the problem. I have a Toshiba sattalite A30, 256 ram. When i use
demanding programmes they cause my laptop to shut down completely. I
have scanned with F secure and Lavasoft Ad aware personal edition but
all seems to be OK. If i try to scan with spybot or another one I tried
online it just shuts down my computer.( I had previously used spybot
with no problems for 2 years on same computer) On these demanding
problems I have opened the task manager and seen the offending
programmes are running at nearly 100% on my CPU usage. Apologies for my
ignorance, could it be overheating? I have checked the temp and it runs
at between 80 and 102 degrees. Do I need to increase my Ram? Is my CPU
damaged? I can us it all day just on the internet and experience no
problems. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

We need some more specific details, such as the names of these
"demanding programs" that you are running.

If you are running Windows XP with 256 mb of RAM then it is a virtual
certainty that adding more RAM (at least another 256 mb) will result
in improved performance.

If your reported temperatures are in F then there is no problem but if
they are C then your CPU is hot enough to boil water and you are in
serious trouble,

Good luck

Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP (1997 - 2006)
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

"Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference
has never been in bed with a mosquito."
 
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Guest

I found that Panda Platinum 2005 was using 100% CPU usage on a Pentium 4 @
1.8G! I've gone around the block with them, and it only seems to stay sane is
to wipe your disk, and don't load any 3rd party spyware & virus programs
(having installed Panda after the clean install). It's too bad you didn't
tell us what process in your task manager was using all that steam, and how
much of a chip you have. Yes, Additional RAM will help. Think of any big
programs you may have recently loaded - It could be there.
 

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