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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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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
    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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