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Reinstalled XPHOME now processor usage 100%?

Discussion in 'Software' started by beaumontdvd, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. beaumontdvd

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    Hi all, hope you can help

    I have a custom built Pentium D 3.4GHZ Dual Core with 2GB ram. Its a pretty fast machine untill now.
    I have done a clean format and XP home install, it was working as fast as what it used to untill till ten mins ago when I installed a temp management driver that was on one of the computer discs. Since then I have uninstalled it as two warnings came up saying cpu temperature is to high push ok to shut down pc. Now the computer runs constantly with its fan on and at 100% CPU USSAGE? It does have a built in tempmoniter in bios but that has just now been reset to default?

    Any Ideas?

    Regards,
     
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  2. beaumontdvd

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    Just an update, have shutdown pc opened the pc cover and left to stand for 5 mins, rebooted up and now cpu ussage is steady on 50% even when everything has been loaded and I have disabled all startup programs, this doesnt seem right to me as its quite a fast pc and even a click on the process tab sends it up to 53%? Any Ideas?

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  3. nugget
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    You could uninstall the temp monitor program/driver to start with.

    You might have to have a little patience. :twisted:

    Edit: sorry, just re-read the post and saw that you have uninstalled it.
     
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  4. beaumontdvd

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    Was just going to say, any other ideas?

    Regards
     
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  5. danielno8

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    system restore to before the install
     
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  6. jk2447

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    Ctrl + Shift + Esc and see exactly what is using that CPU in the Processes tab. Click CPU twice to filter it to have highest users at the top.

    I've seen a virus cause something similar, you aren't running anything Norton by any chance?

    **Edit and how legit was this temp monitor software? It could have been riddled with cr@p
     
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  7. ThomasMc

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    Ah nevermind :p
     
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  8. beaumontdvd

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    Nope no Norton, It was coretemp or something like that? After doing that it says
    Sytem 50% System Idle Process 48%

    Hope this helps,

    Thanks,
     
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  9. danielno8

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    system restore to before you installed it :)
     
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  10. Josiahb

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    another vote for system restore.
     
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  11. jk2447

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    I'm pretty sure its a driver problem, if you have an peripherals you can unplug other than keyboard screen mouse do it, reboot and see if it still does it.

    **Edit: I don't think a restore will do it because I believe its down to a duff driver. The fella said its a custom build PC so it therefore probably won't have a copy of XP with all its correct drivers preloaded ......IMHO
     
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  12. beaumontdvd

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    It seems to be ok now, but its still running at 50% I guess that will do, If I have problems I'll do a system restore :) Thanks for the help people!
     
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  13. greenbrucelee
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    In your last post before you decided to format and reinstall xp you had a gpu or gpu driver issue along with the service pack issue.

    Are you downloading the gpu drivers from your gpu manufacturers site or from disk? if its from disk I suspect you have a corrupted driver.
     
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  14. beaumontdvd

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    Hiya, ermm, from disc. Then checking the website if the model number of the driver I have is the updated version. Then if not, downloading the new driver.

    Dave
     
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    Always download from Ati or Nvidia depending on the type of card you have, so you can be sure you have the latest bug free version.
     
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  16. JonnyMX

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    I had a Dell laptop which was running with the fan on all the time.

    By pure coincidence (?) it resolved itself after I flashed the BIOS with the latest version...
     
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  18. danielno8

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    reason i am voting sys restore is because he said it was running fine after he re-installed windows. Personally i would get it back to that state then anything which was still to be installed then do it one by one and reboot after each install untill i find the culprit (which seems to be this temp driver).
     
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    See the posters thread from the other day http://www.certforums.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=37214

    As to the heat thing is the heatsink snapped securley into place? is thermal paste applied? has any dust build up been clean out with compressed air?

    download real temp what does it say?
     
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    also check voltages and temps in the BIOS.
     
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