new computer, why is my cpu usage staying at 50%??

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by IceMurder, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. IceMurder

    IceMurder Guest

    I recently built a new computer and everything has been great until i just noticed my CPU usage hasnt been dropping below 50%...I've closed all the programs i can but its still staying really high. What could be the cause?
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    First you want to find out what's hogging the cpu resources.

    So open up task manager > processes tab > View > select collumns > put a check mark in the cpu time box > ok.

    Now wait a while (maybe 10 minutes), and open up task manager again.
    Click on the cpu time header a couple of times until it shows the cpu time in descending order.

    Now you'll be able to see what your cpu is spending it's time on.
     
  3. IceMurder

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    hmm...its showing a process called "NMIndextoreSvr.exe" is using 50 cpu and has spent wayyyy more time than anything else (16hrs) and system idle process is using 45-50 (8 hrs) and everything else is like in minutes...
     
  4. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I don't recognize that, and google comes up with nothing.

    Are you running a torrent client on your computer?

    If so, try exiting the program and seeing if the cpu usage goes down.
     
  5. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I believe that is the Nero Scout Service. It indexes all the media on your computer so you don't have to go searching for it when you want to burn a CD. In other words, unless you save your files in totally random places, it's a useless bullshit feature. Do a Google search for "Remove Nero Scout" for instructions on how to disable it.
     
  6. IceMurder

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    ok i removed it and the cpu usage dropped, i greatly appreciate the help :bigthumb:
     
  7. VenomousSVT

    VenomousSVT New Member

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    glad you got it fixed, and glad I found this thread. I know now NOT to install Scout on new pc's here.
     
  8. Perseverant

    Perseverant Yes I am.

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    Make sure you either disable it manually in Nero, or remove it from startup with msconfig because it will just come back when you restart.
     

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