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After having just reformatted, and preformed a fresh install of Windows. My Windows CPU usage is incredibly high, between 75-85% idling, and 100% when running anything. I'm suspecting a hardware issue, but I wanted to see if anyone has any idea as to what could be causing this. Task Manager doesn't show that any program is consuming the 80+% of memory being consumed. And ending excess tasks does nothing to change this number.

I had posted previously, where Windows was cuasing my voltages to be off, that is not longer an issue. Other than what I've said, I'm in the dark.

Below is a spec from Belarc Advisor.

Thank you for taking a look at this, and for anything you can suggest.

Operating System
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

Processor
2.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Drives
250.05 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
211.37 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
MAD DOG MD-16X3DVD9-8X [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

ST3250824AS [Hard drive] (250.06 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 9ND085GB, rev 3.AAH, Not SMART

Main Circuit Board
Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. A8R-MX Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0303 10/27/2005

Memory Modules
2048 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 64 MB (serial number SerNum0)
Slot 'DIMM1' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM2' has 64 MB
Slot 'DIMM3' is Empty

Local Drive Volume
c: (NTFS on drive 0) 250.05 GB 211.37 GB free

Software

Adobe Acrobat Version 7.0.0.0
Adobe Reader Version 7.0.0.0
Alexander Roshal - WinRAR archiver Version 3.62.0.0
Apple Computer, Inc. - QuickTime QuickTime 6.5.2
ATI External Event Utility for WindowsNT and Windows9X Version 6.14.10.4124.01
ATI Technologies Inc. - Catalyst Control Centre Version 1.11.0.0
ATI Technologies Inc. - Catalyst Control Centre Version 1.2.2172.2043
Belarc, Inc. - Advisor Version 7.2a
Cerulean Studios - Trillian Version 3.1.0.121
Cinematronics - 3D Pinball Version 5.1.2600.2180
Cool & Quiet v1.024
DivX for Windows, DivX Codec 6.4.0, DivX Converter 6.2.1, DivX Player 6.4.1, DivX Web Player 1.2.0, DivX Content Uploader 1.1.0, B:DVFA, T:DVFC Version 1.0.0.252
DivXNetworks Inc. - Config App. Version 2, 0, 0, 1
DivXNetworks, Inc. - DivX EKG Version 1.0.0.0
Inno Setup Version 51.41.0.0
InstallShield Software Corporation - InstallDriver Module Version 9.01
Microsoft (R) .NET Framework Version 1.1.4322.573
Microsoft (r) Windows Script Host Version 5.6.0.8820
Microsoft Corporation - Internet Explorer Version 6.00.2900.2180
Microsoft Corporation - Messenger Version 4.7.3000
Microsoft Corporation - Windows Installer - Unicode Version 3.0.3790.2180
Microsoft Corporation - Windows Movie Maker Version 2.1.4026.0
Microsoft Corporation - Windows® NetMeeting® Version 3.01
Microsoft Corporation - Zone.com Version 1.2.626.1
Microsoft Data Access Components Version 3.525.1117.0
Microsoft(R) Windows Media Player Version 9.00.00.3250
MindVision - Installer VISE 2.8.3 Version 2.8.3
Nullsoft - Winamp Version 5.3.2.1003
Nullsoft, Inc. - Winamp Installer Version 5.32 Build 1003
PC Probe II v1.00.43
Safer Networking Limited - Spybot - Search & Destroy Version 1, 4, 0, 3
Safer Networking Limited - SpyBot-S&D Version 1, 4, 0, 3
The Creative Assembly Ltd - Rome: Total War Version 1, 0, 0, 0
Wizards to adjust .NET Framework security, assign trust to assemblies, and fix broken .NET applications. Version 1.0.5000.0
 

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Check the processes in task manager and see which one(s) are causing the problems. Click on the CPU column twice to get the offending programs to the top of the list
 

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I though you said earlier that nothing was eating your CPU cycles? psp.exe is at 86%
Do you have Paint shop pro open, or is there a process for it that runs at startup? If the latter, disable the option for it to run at startup.

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Here's a screen shot taken without the use of PSP: It more better illustrates the point. I'll edit it in...
 

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That looks about normal. It should calm down even more after it completely boots. Are you having any actual issues with performance, or does this just a concern to you?
 

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That is the computer completly booted. And running form about 3 hours. It's causing severe performance issues.

This thread doesn't seem to be getting the response I was hoping for. I'll probably just reset processor, and if that doesn't check out, it's still under warrenty.
 

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That is the computer completly booted. And running form about 3 hours. It's causing severe performance issues.

This thread doesn't seem to be getting the response I was hoping for. I'll probably just reset processor, and if that doesn't check out, it's still under warrenty.
Maybe try running Memtest

What does "reset processor" mean? Do you have it over clocked? If that is the case, (and probably the problem) someone here should be able to help you, as I know nothing about over clocking.
Your thread is only a few hours old. Sometimes you just need to be patient. Different people will see this thread as the workday ends
 

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He means literally reseating his processor (although I doubt there is an issue there). Also hi, I built the computer for him, but I'm 900 miles away now, and unable to effectively troubleshoot, etc.

And no, it's not overclocked.
 

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He means literally reseating his processor (although I doubt there is an issue there). Also hi, I built the computer for him, but I'm 900 miles away now, and unable to effectively troubleshoot, etc.

And no, it's not overclocked.
I completely misread this
Memory Modules
2048 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 64 MB (serial number SerNum0)
Slot 'DIMM1' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM2' has 64 MB
Slot 'DIMM3' is Empty
I thought it was Gigabytes, not Megabytes!!!
Thats not enough memory to run DOS, let alone Xp. (slight exageration:wink: )
Darius, was there a reason you didn't give him at least 512?
 

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Read it again. He has 2 gigs of DDR.

It's not detecting properly.

And now his entire system is down, so you may not see him post again.
 

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Read it again. He has 2 gigs of DDR.

It's not detecting properly.

And now his entire system is down, so you may not see him post again.
I read it again, and it still says MB, not GB. If it's not detecting properly, I have no way of knowing that. I did think it was odd, since a person would be hard pressed to find 64MB RAM.
Sorry for the confusion
 
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