"System" task hogging CPU

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Philipp U., May 14, 2006.

  1. I always enjoy reading posts like this because I generally learn something.
    If this is one of those "no duh" posts then excuse me but sometimes I've
    found that the simplest answer (that no one suspects because you may be too
    close to the issue) is generally the correct answer (I think Sherlock Holmes
    said something to that effect.)

    Have you considered you may have a malware or virus infection?

    I have had a bad experience with the Nvidia hardware firewall that they
    supply with their chipsets. I couldn't reach a certain site and something
    was pegging my cpu out (idleprocess was like 99%). After trying every trick
    in the book I have from 20 years of building computers I finally remembered
    that I'd installed that damn nvidia firewall---took it out and presto no more
    blocked url and no more pegged out cpu.

    Just a thought........ Hope it helps.
    Sue in Florida, Jun 20, 2006
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  2. Actually, Philipp managed to solve that issue in the end, turned out to be
    the results of a system crash after mistakenly pressing the stand-by button.
    Apparently, he never ordinarily used that option. After, successfully
    putting the system in stand-by, upon resuming the problem was gone.

    This made me wonder what was really going on and I wrote AMD support and had
    a very interesting exchange - interesting, for me, since I am shortly in the
    market for a dual core upgrade. If any one would like to catch up on what
    was said, I'd be happy to contribute a digest of that exchange.

    I had meant to give you all a run-down already, but I have lost my internet
    connection on the preferred x64 machine, and I will not put it back on until
    I am absolutely certain that the NEWDOTNET spyware that has burdened me for
    a while is completely gone. So, I will not be looking in here as often as

    Tony. . .
    Tony Sperling, Jun 21, 2006
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