Re: CPU usage at 100%
Originally Posted by Anderson422
Hello all, first let me start by apologizing if this post is in the wrong area. I recently had my motherboard fail, luckily I had an old mobo (Asus A8N-SLI) with a CPU (AMD Athlon 64 3800+) and RAM (2 gigs of OCZ) on standby (GPU is a BFG 8800GTS 640mb). I reinstalled Vista Ultimate 64 after installing these components it boots up however my CPU is constantly running at 100% making any task nearly impossible, I can barely install drivers. I've looked everywhere on the internet and the only advice I can find regarding this problem is to eliminate various svchost.exe tasks via task manager, this does not solve the problem however. I am at my wits end with this problem and I don't understand what is causing it, before I last upgraded my PC I had this mobo, CPU and RAM running Vista Ultimate 64 just fine however, now it just does not seem to want to. Hopefully I can get some advice on here that will help, best regards and thanks in advance, Anderson422.
2 common remedies for this type of problem are:
1. Make sure you have the latest drivers for all the hardware you have. Try DriverScanner
This will tell you what Drivers are out of date.
2. Do a malware scan. Try Malwarebytes
I find it very good.
Let us know how you get on,