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Old 07-14-2004, 05:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question CPU usage and temperature problems for a laptop

I bought my dell inspiron 5100 laptop almost a year ago. Its specs are:
Intel P4 2.4 Ghz
512 MB Ram
30GB Harddisk
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
Creative Audigy 2 NX
Windows XP Home Edition

For the last couple of months, it started to work slower. I use spybod S&D and ad-aware, anti-virus software. I have my drivers and windows updated. I do defrag and disk clean up regularly. I tried system configuration utility(msconfig) I talked with dell about this. They replaced my harddrive but it is slow after I use it for awhile. sometimes CPU usage goes up to 100%. The programs that use up the cpu are ICQ, Norton antivirus, and IE. I don't understand why suddenly the CPU usage increases. Also the temperature of computer increases alot after awhile. It also shuts down sometimes because of overheating( It happened twice when I was watching movies).

Does anyone have any ideas to keep temperature and CPU usage lower?
Thx in advance.

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Old 07-15-2004, 05:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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how much cpu is the IE taking..?? intall mcafee 8.0 or download the mcafee stinger it will scan your hdd for any viruses that can cause these sort of problem... ive had it too ..! http://vil.mcafeesecurity.com/vil/a...ols.asp#stinger .................this is the direct download link= http://download.nai.com/products/mc...ert/stinger.exe
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