My computer will spike to 100% CPU Usage for no reason!

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Re: My computer will spike to 100% CPU Usage for no reason!

Post by Belahzur on Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:29 pm

Well we got it down to 4-10%, meaning Norton was the problem. We'll install a MUCH smaller AV now.

"Size: 512 MBytes"

Anymore lack in speed can be blamed on that, nowadays, if you want that runs like brand new, you need atleast 1gb of RAM.
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Post by Joey Jiggles on Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:37 pm

ok.. so where are we going with this? I should install this anti virus? and is there a way to get/buy more RAM?

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Re: My computer will spike to 100% CPU Usage for no reason!

Post by Belahzur on Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:40 pm

Yes, install the AV from the link above.
Avira is a good program, I use it myself.

I buy all my computer parts I need from Play.com, they are a good company.


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Post by Joey Jiggles on Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:05 am

ok.. last 2 questions.. 1) Is buying RAM going to solve my problem w CPU usage sticking at 100% when running the scanner?? 2) how much RAM should I buy?

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Re: My computer will spike to 100% CPU Usage for no reason!

Post by Belahzur on Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:16 am

Well right now, 512mb, I'm guessing there is 2 256mb RAM sticks?
I'd buy 2 1gb sticks, but before, I'd post in our hardware section because some RAM is not always compatible with certain motherboards, so Doctor will know more in this area.


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Post by Joey Jiggles on Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:25 am

great thank you so much for your help and honesty! Open Grin

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