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Starting any process and suspending it lowers CPU from ~50% to ~5% in Vista, Why?

While doing a little housekeeping on a Windows Vista installation, I discovered that suspending any winlogon.exe subprocess would lower the CPU usage from the normally observed 50% usage down to ...
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audiodg.exe is hogging my CPU

Every time I play audio on my computer, it starts lagging badly. After checking with the processes, audiodg.exe is being a greedy b** and hogging my CPU. I've tried ending the process (with regret) ...
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Is it normal for WmiPrvSE.exe to consume 10% CPU non-stop?

Resource Monitor shows Average CPU for WmiPrvSE.exe is 10%. Is that normal? This is just a 64-bit Vista laptop with an Intel P7550 (Core 2 Duo @ 2.26GHz) and 4G RAM. It's not running anything special ...
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System process consuming CPU in Vista; mostly in ntkrnlpa:KiDispatchInterrupt

I've been having some trouble with high CPU usage from my system process intermittently for quite a while (months). More recently, it is present all the time that Windows is running. Running with ...
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svchost consuming more than 50% CPU all the time in windows 7

I'm using windows 7 ultimate. svchost containing DCOM Server Process Launcher Plug and Play Power services is consuming more than 50% of CPU for most of the time. I found this blog post: ...
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How do I get more detail on the CPU usage in Windows Vista?

My computer shows 30-40% CPU usage and constantly 900Mb RAM usage (I assume just running Vista). The CPU usage is going down when my computer doesn't even have anything open or running. How can I get ...
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Looking for *numeric* cpu monitor for (Vista 64) system tray

I'm looking for a system-tray based cpu monitor for Vista (and Vista 64) which displays as numeric. SpeedswitchXP doesn't work in Vista 64. Any ideas?
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Why does my CPU fan race when running videos or virtual machines?

I have: Windows Vista Home 32-Bit SP1 Intel Celeron CPU 3.06 GHz 2 GB RAM I installed the operating system about a year ago, has been working fine. However about 3 months ago, the CPU fan has ...
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Dreamweaver CS3 hogs CPU

Whenever Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 is open, it uses 100% of an entire core of my CPU. I have Windows Vista x86. A few google searches have offered me the advice of excluding Dreamweaver from DEP, ...