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How do I lower processor usage to its bare minimum operating?

I am running on Windows 7 and I have the habit of not turning off my computer at all. This is due to me hosting some services on my pc that have external users. The question here is, how do I lower ...
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1answer
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VirtualBox can't create 64-bit VM after reboot

Host: Windows 7, 64 bits. Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965, quad core, 64 bits Since I upgraded to VirtualBox 4.3.1.16 I am having this issue. After installing the VirtualBox exe I can create 64 bit ...
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Putting i7-4790K under full load causes triggers a hard reset (computer shuts down with no error message)

My computer is crashing when the CPU is put under 100% load, but not when it put under 90% load. The components are: CPU: i7-4790K (not overclocked) Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo ...
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152 views

Very slow computer but low CPU or Memory usage

My computer is very slow. All the programs and Windows itself is slow. But strangely, all the games run without lag. They are not affected somehow. I just reinstalled my computer for the 6th time ...
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0answers
31 views

Is it possible to connect multiple output screens to single machine

Suppose i have four screens A,B,C,D connected to single machine. I need to play different video to each screen which control and coordinated by application running on single machine. Problems i am ...
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0answers
37 views

Video Games all run 60fps and above but randomly drop 20fps

So when I play video games on my PC, they all run at 60fps or higher but randomly throughout all my games it will drop to 25fps and lower. I know it can't be the game because it happens in all my ...
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1answer
36 views

Windows task scheduler - CPU temperature trigger

Is possible to run a task on the Windows task scheduler when the cpu reaches a certain temperature? If it's not possible what are the alternatives?
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67 views

VirtualBox uses too much CPU on Windows 7

I was reading about http://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/22630/is-google-chrome-killing-my-laptop-battery and stumbled across the ClockRes App If I run this code: @echo off :AGAIN call ...
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1answer
140 views

Windows 7 suddenly high CPU increase

I'm having problem with my Windows 7 and it is driving me crazy. In the past few days I get suddenly CPU increase. When I checked CPU usage by processes it looks like every open chrome tab has 5-15 %, ...
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How can I log the CPU usage of one process over a period of time in Windows 7? [duplicate]

How can I log the CPU usage of one process over a period of time in Windows 7? I would be thanksfull for any help!
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2answers
151 views

Google Play Music lags when CPU usage is high

For some time, I've been testing with Google Play Music All Access. It works perfectly on my phone, but I have a very annoying issue on my laptop. It seems that when I'm just browsing or developing ...
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0answers
38 views

How to detect a bottleneck in the system?

I run a Mathematica code which takes one hour to be finished. During this one hour the CPU never reaches the 100%. It reaches to 50% or around that. The CPU is Xeon e5-1650. Could it be that there is ...
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Both cores run constantly at 100%

I run a dualboot Fedora/Windows 7 computer. It will work fine for the first ten minutes or so after booting, after which it is rendered completely useless and slow. CoreTemp gives that both cores ...
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2answers
131 views

CPU overheats when display turns off

Since about a week I’ve noticed that my CPU heats up very badly as soon as the display turns off. I can't find any suspicious processes when I resume, but, if I leave the display off for more than 20 ...
0
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0answers
67 views

HP G60 notebook making high-pitched whining noise constantly

I've had this laptop for about 5 years. It has windows 7 installed. I had it repaired once a couple years ago. Anyway I always remember it making this high-pitched whirring/whining kind of sound when ...
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2answers
92 views

Computer restarts without warning; code bcc116

Processor: Intel i5 4430 4-Core 4x3Ghz Motherboard: msi h87-g41 Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX760 Power supply: eps-750 cm RAM: 8GB I bought a new assembled gaming PC which worked fine for a few days. ...
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0answers
168 views

AMD Phenom II X2 555 BE, core unlock suddenly not working?

I've had a Phenom II X2 555 BE for around 2 - 3 years. When I got it, I immediately core unlocked it with my ECS A880GM-A3 mobo, which makes it turn into a Phenom II X4 B55. A few days ago, I ...
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0answers
39 views

Validate CPU virtualization support on Windows 7

On Windows 7 hosts, how do I validate that CPU virtualization support such as AMD-V or VT-x is enabled without rebooting the machine and installing additional or third-party software. In that case, ...
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2answers
139 views

Computer turns off Unexpectedly because of overheating [closed]

My System turns off unexpectedly after about 8-10 minutes of usage. When it turns off, I turn it on again and go to BIOS where I see that my CPU temperature is 91°C! If I wait for 8-9 hours to cool ...
2
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1answer
252 views

Can CPU temperature cause the CPU to appear to spike to 100% in Task Manager?

I've been having a long running issue with my CPU spiking while watching Netflix. After going through all the hardware/ software troubleshooting I can think of it looks like this is issue is related ...
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1answer
60 views

Which instruction set do I have? [duplicate]

I've recently had some issues with my Dell Vostro laptop and Dell sent me out some OS discs to reinstall Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. I expected to get 64-bit discs in the mail, but instead received ...
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0answers
204 views

installed 64-bit W7 on Core 2 duo slow pc

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 2.00Ghz RAM: 3GB Hi I recently cleaned and installed Windows 7 on my 3 year old laptop. And it seems most programs are running incredibly slow when starting up a program ...
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2answers
87 views

Upgrading my motherboard completely [duplicate]

I have a terrible motherboard: Manufacturer: Foxconn Model: 2AB1 Chipset: AMD 785G Southbridge: AMD SB700 Brand: American MegaTrends INC. It wont let me overclock my CPU, so I've decided to upgrade ...
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0answers
52 views

SHCreateStreamOnFileEX thread in explorer.exe using high cpu

My computer: Dell, i5 2410m CPU , Windows 8 OS Symptoms: -when windows explorer is running, high (~ 40 % ) CPU usage. -explorer, or the desktop does not refresh automtically What I've found ...
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0answers
40 views

HP Z-600 Workstation does not use all RAM or cores

I have an HP Z-600 Workstation running on Windows 7 Professional w/ a NVIDIA Quadro 4000 Graphics Card, 48 GB RAM and (2) 6-core processors for a total of 12 cores. When I perform a heavy operation ...
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1answer
53 views

Will I see an increase in performance if I use Windows 7 Professional over Home Premium? Regarding multiple physical cores

I have 2 physical cores and Home Premium specs say it only recognizes one but Pro recognizes multiple. If I swap out my Home Premium with Pro will I see an increase in performance? I have an Intel i5 ...
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4answers
1k views

How to find out the total number of virtual core your CPU has

This is the specification of my computer however i have problem finding out how many virtual cores are there in total . I would like to know if there is any command in windows 7 which would help me ...
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2answers
127 views

Sometimes when I check my CPU usage, my 2nd CPU (#1) is stuck going around 90% while the others are around 20% max

i have checked the 'affinity' of all my processes and all of them are set to all CPUs, yet I check my CPU usage and my 2nd CPU (it's called #1 because my first CPU is #0) is jumping around 90% and ...
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3answers
3k views

How to turn off SpeedStep in Windows 7?

I have an Asus N53SV laptop with Windows 7 64-bit. I need to calibrate profiler in NetBeans, and to do that I need to disable functions that lower the CPU frequency in my laptop. I believe it's ...
0
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0answers
566 views

Intel HAXM: This computer does not support Execute Disable Bit

I am trying to install Intel HAXM on my machine and receive a message along the lines of: Cannot install This computer does not support Execute Disable Bit XD Looking up my processor on the ...
1
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1answer
19 views

I need to swap harddisk [closed]

I had some motherboard issues so i bought a cpu for seconds which has 500 gb hard disk with windows professional os. Now i need to swap this 500 gb hard disk with my older 1tb hard disk which has ...
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0answers
121 views

FFMpeg very slow on i3 Windows machine

I have a mystery. I am using ffmpeg.exe to convert videos to frames. On most machines I get very good speed. On an i7 I get 144fps. On an old Core 2 Duo machine I get 75fps. But weirdly on an fairly ...
0
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1answer
75 views

MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION, Windows7

3 year old Notebook HP Pavilion dv7 is displaying an error which is: MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION STOP: 0x0000009C (0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFF880009F1C70, 0x0000000000000000, ...
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0answers
25 views

Full CPU power with AC power and battery

How to check if my computer (Lenovo, Intel Core i5 running Windows 7 64bits) is running with full CPU power when both AC powered and battery-powered ? There are so many places (BIOS, Windows control ...
0
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2answers
128 views

Why my computer producing too much sounds from CPU and lag very badly when I play games?

I have analyzed my pc performance by speezy. I wanted to show you the pic but its saying I need 10 reputations to post a pic. I am cpy pasting the whole thing. Just go through. Operating System ...
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0answers
221 views

BSOD crash. CPU fan turning on and off. The computer won't boot. Processor thermal trip error

One of my friend's desktop suddenly crashed and is throwing up random symptoms. The following is how the issues have taken place: The Operating System (Windows 7) abruptly crashed with a BSOD error ...
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0answers
53 views

Memory remapping solution failed, only 3 GB usable out of 8 GB [duplicate]

I tried remapping my memory to fix the 3 GB of RAM problem but it failed. Basically this is my problem: I've tried doing memory remapping but it half-works. It goes from this: Total: 8192 MB ...
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1answer
165 views

Processor hanging and causing computer crash whilst playing games

Recently I upgraded my HDD to a 1TB and reformatted my computer (due to it suddenly taking several hours just to boot.) After that whenever I play games my computer would freeze up, become ...
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2answers
7k views

svchost.exe using lots of memory slowing my PC down [duplicate]

On my Windows 7 32-bit. svchost.exe is using lots of Memory and slowing my PC down big time. I already have auto update turned off and it is on manual mode. How can I fix this problem? Thanks
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3answers
198 views

64 bit Windows 7 and driver installation [duplicate]

I am planning to install the 64 bit version of Windows 7 OS and just wanted to confirm if the OS would install the drivers for my system automatically or I'll have to install them manually after the ...
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0answers
59 views

Does Windows know how to appropriately assign threads to a quad-core processor that has Hyper-Threading on?

So, I have been trying to google for this answer, but I cannot find a direct technical answer to the question. (Or if it did, it was in a confusing way) So, say you have a program/game that uses 2 ...
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0answers
873 views

UxSms service (dwm.exe) using 100% of my CPU after about a minute of idleness

Since 2-3 days ago, I've had a problem. Whenever I watch a YouTube video or just don't do anything at all, after one-two minutes my CPU load goes crazy. I used Task Manager to find out that dwm.exe is ...
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0answers
51 views

Sudden white screen and lockdown

While using my pc, even during low performance tasks (waterfox (64 bit firefox), word, ed) all of a sudden my left screen goes white, and my right screen goes dark. after this happens, the system is ...
0
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1answer
682 views

Is reducing maximum processor usage in Power Options safe?

My PC has: Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM ATI 5450 Radeon graphics Windows 7 64-bit I want to reduce maximum CPU usage in Power Options in the Control Panel to avoid overheating. Is this safe, or ...
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3answers
796 views

Why does my CPU not use its full capacity?

I am running a Intel Core i7-4820K on a ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Motherboard, my OS is Windows 7. It has 4 physical cores (8 logical). It supports several operations points from 1200 MHz up to 5700 ...
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votes
3answers
170 views

Is having more RAM or a better CPU beneficial for my computer?

I have recently bought a new laptop, an ASUS N56VJ-S4149H. I bought it to use it in all possible ways I could want, so that would be gaming downloading and streaming movies browsing the web and ...
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2answers
297 views

Computer will freeze/ lock up after doing relatively stressful things

I'll first start off by saying that the issue GENERALLY doesn't occur unless I'm doing something remotely stressful for my computer. This issue used to occur whenever it felt it was necessary, however ...
2
votes
1answer
678 views

Always show windows CPU monitor graphic in taskbar

I would like to always show the windows CPU usage graphic in the taskbar near the system clock as it does when the task manager is open. Is there a way to make it always show with no more intervention ...
0
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1answer
296 views

Why my lenovo i5 laptop perform poor as compared to my i3 desktop [closed]

I have lenovo laptop and desktop which has following configurations: LENOVO LAPTOP: i5 3250 3rd gen cpu @ 2.60GHz 2.60GHz 64 bit architecture window 7 32 bit 4 GB Ram Desktop: core(TM) i3 540 @ ...
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1answer
168 views

Does a Windows service priority change really allocate so more CPU utilization for that service?

As a test, I wanted to see if a program installs faster when I set the priority of the setup.exe & msiexec.exe to realtime. I did not really see any significant changes in the installation process ...