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Old 09-17-2010, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have recently got this problem. Every time I move my mouse on top of a program, i.e, steam or chrome, msn messenger, that program starts using up the CPU. If I move my mouse on top of steam, steam starts using like 40% of my cpu, sometimes even 50%. It depends how fast I move my mouse on top of the program, the faster I move the more CPU it uses. When I don't move the mouse its calm around 1% or 0%. I have tried everything I could, read all the forums blah blah. I reinstalled another copy of Windows Xp as well as Windows 7, the problem still occurred. I bought the thermal compound and used it on top my CPU that reduced the temperature of my CPU which was good but that still did not solve the problem. Even drivers I updated it all of them using driver checker.

My mouse is DeathAdder 1800DPI, I currently use the 3.01 driver and 1.36 firmware and below I will post my computer spec. Someone please help me I have been trying to fix this for the past week.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name ZAPRAN-E352327D
System Manufacturer HP Pavilion 061
System Model EG642AA-ABA M7260N
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~3000 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.07, 8/29/2005
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name ZAPRAN-E352327D\Zapran
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 1.30 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 3.85 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8600 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0402&SUBSYS_40161682&REV_A1
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0011.7516 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 5/2/2008 22:46:00, 6108160 bytes

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Old 09-18-2010, 09:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Moving Mouse uses 40% of CPU USAGE

The heat would not cause a CPU load. It's the other way around.

Can you try a different mouse on the system?

Run Malwarebytes, do a virus check.

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Old 09-18-2010, 01:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Im suspecting one my drivers for mouse or nvidia.
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Considering the fact that you dont have a legit version of Windows and 99.999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of all pirated copies are hacked with viruses, i would say that it is not your drivers or nvidia. Considering that a good 50%+ of us use nVidia products and dont have this issue with our machines that eliminates that issue.

Try to actually use a legit copy of Windows instead of a hacked up infected version.
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