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You'd figure with a computer that's six months old, this shit would be going on. Anyway, here's my situation.

I have dual processors. The computer was acting really slow, so I checked out my status gauges and it was showing that one of them was between 75-90% used. meaning something was making the processor work, but I wasnt really doing anything except trying to type a report for one of my classes.


Is there any way to check and see where the power drain is coming from?

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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    You'd figure with a computer that's six months old, this shit would be going on. Anyway, here's my situation.

    I have dual processors. The computer was acting really slow, so I checked out my status gauges and it was showing that one of them was between 75-90% used. meaning something was making the processor work, but I wasnt really doing anything except trying to type a report for one of my classes.


    Is there any way to check and see where the power drain is coming from?




Just look at your Task Manager, under the processes tab and sort it by the CPU column to see what's doing it. If you are using XP, it could be System Restore(a feature I find to be worthless but others like) or if not that it's probably antivirus check going on.
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There is almost no scenario for the home user where upgrading RAM will not help. Especially if you're running a reasonably modern OS on it (i.e. Windows 2000/XP). But even if you're running Windows 98 or Millenium, 128MB RAM is nowhere near enough.
- tarnish, Should I get more RAM? (2005)
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