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CPU and RAM overloading

CPU and RAM overload. And only because of System Idle and svchost.exe SYSTEM. They are taking 50/50. Just to make sure that there are no viruses I reinstalled windows (7) totally formated hard drive and even befor installing Google Chrome, CPU was 60% and RAM 3.4 GB (I have 6 GBs). In BIOS jumpefree configuration everything is on auto, now, but before i try to configure RAM overclocking and after some "configuring" I had to remove CMOS battery for a while because that keyboard stuck. Then everything went ok but after an hour all this began to happen. Motherboard is asus P5K SE with AMI BIOS, CPU e6550. Any idea,please. I'll be very much appreciated.

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System Idle at 99 and 100 Per Cent is normal and NO LOAD

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System Idle is well discussed so when it goes to 99% or 100 your machine is doing nothing or waiting for some I/O to complete.

RAM should by design go to as close to 100% since unused RAM is wasted RAM.

I think you need to tell more what is going on but as presented, that's not it. If I were to guess you have a slow PC after installing Windows 7. This is true for most PCs today. Until we finish the install with drivers and maybe an app, the machine is not doing its best.

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Thank you for reply!

In reply to: System Idle at 99 and 100 Per Cent is normal and NO LOAD

I heard this about system idle but there was an issue with svchost.exe SYSTEM. RAM is ok but I care about CPU. Then I found that it can be because of Windows update is turned on. I went in to the services and disabled Windows update and it helped somehow, but then I had to disable some of svchost services manually in the resource monitor and because that I don't know each of them for what they are I didn't do that. I simply reinstalled Windows without turning on automatic updates and everything seems was ok. But I saw that CPU is jumping from 1% to 50, or sometimes to 100. I turned music video on and in the middle there was a sound and computer shut down. Maybe it's about drivers. I was just warring if I did something wrong in BIOS.

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Wish I could add more.

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The story isn't complete here so all I read is the above. Nothing sounds wrong yet.

Here's a recent story. A new install with all the drivers was not working well. No real load in the CPU meter so what was it this time? Another Seagate HDD that was taking a long time to read. This delay was not taxing the CPU but added to time by so much the owner was looking around at apps, services, updates and such. Flipped in a new drive and all good.

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You are so right!

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I had a feeling that something's wrong because of my Seagate HDD. Suddenly computer restarted and at the startup there was a message 'restart your computer and choose the right drive to boot' or something like that. Somehow I started computer, but it happened again. In BIOS- boot priority there was no name of my HDD. Instead there was just 'Hard drive'. I unplugged and plugged it back. Happy Now it works, but I guess I have to buy new HDD. SATA.

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It's time for SSD in my opinion.

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Last week 120 bucks got a 480SSD in my mailbox. I've snagged a 512GB for the that price too. It's quite the performance boost and most folk will do fine on 240 and up GB drives.

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SSD is my favorite

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but I live in Georgia (not the State of Georgia but country of Georgia, caucasus region) and the new technics here costs two, ten or even twenty times more expensive. For example, when iPhone 5s was launched, few weeks it's price was about 6000 bucks! So for the future I think to take 120GB SSD for the system and 512GB HDD. For now I'm just reading about architecture of SSD Grin

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