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    Hi Guys

    I just set up a new motherboard and CPU in a friends machine.

    It is going well, execpt that the CPU seems to be working very hard during bootup and after initial boot.

    If I fire up Task Manager with Ctrl Alt + del, the CPU useage goes from 1 or 2% right up to 48% and back, it continually does this from 1 to 2% up to 48%.

    When I look at the process that is causing this it is the System Process that is doing this.

    Does anyone know what may be causing this ? Or where I could look for the cause ?

    Could it be a faulty CPU ?

    Kind Regards

    Digby
    Last edited by digmen1; 12-01-2006 at 06:13 PM. Reason: typo

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    Virtualbody1234's Avatar Forum Star BT Rep: +2
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    What are the CPU temps showing in the BIOS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by digmen1 View Post
    Hi Guys

    I just set up a new motherboard and CPU in a friends machine.

    It is going well, execpt that the CPU seems to be working very hard during bootup and after initial boot.
    Does it eventually settle down or does the erratic usage continue?
    When I look at the process that is causing this it is the System Process that is doing this.
    You mean System Idle Process, mayhaps?

    Is this a fresh install of Windows?
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    Hi Guys

    Thanks for your interest

    No it does not settle down eventually, it keeps doing this

    No it is the System Process (2nd one up from the bottom of the list)

    It is not a fresh Windows install, we just re-installed the old hard drive with XP on it. (dont think it was doing it on the old motherboard)

    I will go and check the temps

    Regards

    Digby

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    Is it really called "System Process" or just "System" ?

    If it's called "system process" specifically then I'd say it's spyware or a virus


    edit: Quick google search tells me that if "system" is using a lot of CPU usage then it's likely a driver problem (but it could be anything, I didn't really search very far).

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    Hardware & drivers conflicts.

    Wipe HDD. Fresh install XP & drivers.

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