Over Running CPU problem... *PIC*

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  1. rumperpumper

    rumperpumper New Member

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    Just got a new P4 3.4ghz PC with 1 gig of ram and all it seems to do is over run no matter how many programes im running be it a lot or only few. :squint:

    I didnt pay US$3000 for it to run like a turtle for christ sake. :rant2:

    Please if you could take a look at my screenshot and tell em what you think it would be greatly appreciated. :)

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    Many thanks in anticipation guys! The thing usualy keeps averaging out at about 95% CPU usage.
     
  2. Lusankya

    Lusankya Just try and eat me, bitch.

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    Holy fook how many small processes are you planning on running?? That's explain why you're at 95% all the time!

    Terminate all your non-vital processes. Write down everything you kill and the effect it has. That way you know what's important or not, because sometimes you need a process to run or it'll unload drivers for a piece of hardware. HP is especially notorious for that with their PSC and keyboard/mouse combos.
     
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    So i have to do a lot of trial and error with my processes?

    Is there no programe that can help me manage what i need and what i dont?
     
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    is the a setting to be able to do this, it just loads with all those...:ugh:

    How many are you running?
     
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    Im now running 87 and now look at my CPU level...
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    :hs: :greddy: :sadwavey: :rant2: :squint:
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    try rebooting, then taking a screenshot of the running apps and CPU load before you open any other apps or explorer windows (including AOL).
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    32 Processes with CPU Usage bouncing between 0% and 2% when idle. :dunno:
     
  10. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I have 108 proccesses running and my Athlon 2500+ is hovering around 5% usage.
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    damn. you guys have a lot of shit running. :)
     
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    Lusankya Just try and eat me, bitch.

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    Haha my box can destabilize with 50 notepad processes. I need a decent system badly.

    But just try unchecking everything in the setup tab of Msconfig, if the system doesn't load up proprerly, boot into safe mode and try enabling those processes you think are vital.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    [[email protected] /home/adam]$ ps aux
    USER       PID %CPU %MEM   VSZ  RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND
    root         1  0.0  0.0   620  256 ?        S    Jul25   0:04 init [5]
    root         2  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   Jul25   0:01 [keventd]
    root         3  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   Jul25   0:00 [kapmd]
    root         4  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SWN  Jul25   0:00 [ksoftirqd_CPU0]
    root         5  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   Jul25   0:03 [kswapd]
    root         6  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   Jul25   0:00 [bdflush]
    root         7  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   Jul25   0:00 [kupdated]
    root         8  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   Jul25   0:01 [kinoded]
    root         9  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   Jul25   0:00 [mdrecoveryd]
    root        13  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   Jul25   0:07 [kjournald]
    root       399  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   Jul25   0:00 [kcopyd]
    root       420  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW<  Jul25   0:00 [lvm-mpd]
    root       459  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   Jul25   0:01 [kjournald]
    root       933  0.0  0.0  1560  572 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /sbin/syslogd -a /var/lib/dhcp/dev/log -a /var/lib/named/dev/log
    root       936  0.0  0.1  2360 1316 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /sbin/klogd -c 1 -2
    root       995  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   Jul25   0:00 [khubd]
    root      1265  0.0  0.0  1716  636 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /sbin/resmgrd
    bin       1307  0.0  0.0  1524  304 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /sbin/portmap
    root      1337  0.0  0.0  1348  160 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/bin/vmnet-bridge -d /var/run/vmnet-bridge-0.pid /dev/vmnet0 eth0
    root      1360  0.0  0.1  4472 1076 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/lib/samba/classic/nmbd -D -s /etc/samba/smb.conf
    root      1382  0.0  0.0  1628  396 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/bin/vmnet-natd -d /var/run/vmnet-natd-8.pid -m /var/run/vmnet-natd-8.mac -c /etc/vmware/vmnet8/nat/nat.conf
    root      1765  0.0  0.1  2460 1092 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/mysqld_safe --user=mysql --pid-file=/var/lib/mysql/mysqld.pid --socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock --datadir=/var/lib/mysql     1816  0.0  0.2 21856 2540 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/mysqld --basedir=/usr --datadir=/var/lib/mysql --user=mysql --pid-file=/var/lib/mysql/mysqld.pid --skip-locking
    root      1824  0.0  0.0  4916  992 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/sshd -o PidFile=/var/run/sshd.init.pid
    root      1836  0.0  0.0  3680  540 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 pure-ftpd (SERVER)
    mysql     1856  0.0  0.2 21856 2540 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/mysqld --basedir=/usr --datadir=/var/lib/mysql --user=mysql --pid-file=/var/lib/mysql/mysqld.pid --skip-locking
    mysql     1857  0.0  0.2 21856 2540 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/mysqld --basedir=/usr --datadir=/var/lib/mysql --user=mysql --pid-file=/var/lib/mysql/mysqld.pid --skip-locking
    lp        1967  0.0  0.2  5952 2896 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/cupsd
    wnn       2188  0.0  0.0  2000  236 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/cannaserver -u wnn -r /var/lib/canna
    root      2214  0.0  0.0  1344  156 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/bin/vmnet-netifup -d /var/run/vmnet-netifup-vmnet8.pid /dev/vmnet8 vmnet8
    root      2225  0.0  0.0  1344  156 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/bin/vmnet-netifup -d /var/run/vmnet-netifup-vmnet1.pid /dev/vmnet1 vmnet1
    ntp       2278  0.0  0.2  2192 2184 ?        SL   Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/ntpd -p /var/lib/ntp/var/run/ntp/ntpd.pid -U ntp -T /var/lib/ntp
    root      2291  0.0  0.0  1684  256 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/bin/vmnet-dhcpd -cf /etc/vmware/vmnet8/dhcpd/dhcpd.conf -lf /etc/vmware/vmnet8/dhcpd/dhcpd.leases -pf /var/run/vmnet-dhcpd-vmnetroot      2292  0.0  0.0  1684  256 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/bin/vmnet-dhcpd -cf /etc/vmware/vmnet1/dhcpd/dhcpd.conf -lf /etc/vmware/vmnet1/dhcpd/dhcpd.leases -pf /var/run/vmnet-dhcpd-vmnetroot      2308  0.0  0.1  4168 1348 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/lib/postfix/master
    postfix   2316  0.0  0.0  4224  840 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 qmgr -l -t fifo -u
    root      2363  0.0  0.0  5620  568 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/lib/samba/classic/smbd -D -s /etc/samba/smb.conf
    root      2486  0.0  0.0  2712  552 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /opt/kde3/bin/kdm
    root      2536  0.0  0.0 26872  172 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork -f /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
    wwwrun    2538  0.0  0.1 27008 1528 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork -f /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
    wwwrun    2539  0.0  0.1 27008 1524 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork -f /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
    wwwrun    2540  0.0  0.1 27008 1524 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork -f /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
    wwwrun    2541  0.0  0.1 27008 1516 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork -f /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
    wwwrun    2542  0.0  0.1 27008 1516 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork -f /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
    root      2588  0.0  0.0  1516  176 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/cron
    root      2590  0.0  0.0 12272  392 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/nscd
    root      2591  0.0  0.0 12272  392 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/nscd
    root      2592  0.0  0.0 12272  392 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/nscd
    root      2593  0.0  0.0 12272  392 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/nscd
    root      2594  0.0  0.0 12272  392 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/nscd
    root      2595  0.0  0.0 12272  392 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/nscd
    root      2596  0.0  0.0 12272  392 ?        S    Jul25   0:00 /usr/sbin/nscd
    root      2663  0.0  0.0  1500    4 tty1     S    Jul25   0:00 /sbin/mingetty --noclear tty1
    root      2664  0.0  0.0  1500    4 tty2     S    Jul25   0:00 /sbin/mingetty tty2
    root      2665  0.0  0.0  1500    4 tty3     S    Jul25   0:00 /sbin/mingetty tty3
    root      2666  0.0  0.0  1500    4 tty4     S    Jul25   0:00 /sbin/mingetty tty4
    root      2667  0.0  0.0  1500    4 tty5     S    Jul25   0:00 /sbin/mingetty tty5
    root      2668  0.0  0.0  1500    4 tty6     S    Jul25   0:00 /sbin/mingetty tty6
    adam      2753  0.0  0.9 15684 10212 ?       S    Jul25   2:39 giftd &
    wwwrun   22501  0.0  0.1 27008 1688 ?        S    Jul28   0:00 /usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork -f /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
    root     22473  2.1  3.0 181340 31064 ?      R    03:24  16:59 /usr/X11R6/bin/X vt7 -auth /var/lib/xdm/authdir/authfiles/A:0-C5ume8
    root     22474  0.0  0.1  3536 1476 ?        S    03:24   0:00 -:0
    adam     22500  0.0  0.8 17048 9116 ?        S    03:24   0:00 /opt/gnome/bin/gnome-session
    adam     22544  0.0  1.0 14292 11220 ?       S    03:24   0:00 /opt/gnome/lib/GConf/2/gconfd-2 11
    adam     22546  0.0  0.1  2840 1136 ?        S    03:24   0:01 /usr/bin/esd -terminate -nobeeps -as 2 -spawnfd 15
    adam     22548  0.0  0.2  6060 3080 ?        S    03:24   0:00 /opt/gnome/lib/bonobo-activation/bonobo-activation-server --ac-activate --ior-output-fd=17
    adam     22550  0.0  0.2  8780 2864 ?        S    03:24   0:00 gnome-smproxy --sm-config-prefix /.gnome-smproxy-GV8cNU/ --sm-client-id 11c0a80103000106697055600000019650000
    adam     22552  0.0  0.6 16068 6816 ?        S    03:24   0:00 gnome-settings-daemon --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_SettingsDaemon --oaf-ior-fd=14
    adam     22558  0.0  0.2  4160 2248 ?        S    03:24   0:00 xscreensaver -nosplash
    adam     22560  0.0  0.8 16772 8472 ?        S    03:24   0:03 metacity --sm-save-file 1091349853-20363-1603454158.ms
    adam     22563  0.0  2.2 34564 22808 ?       S    03:24   0:02 nautilus --sm-config-prefix /nautilus-8y8EAh/ --sm-client-id 11c0a80103000106697055800000019650003 --screen 0 --no-default-window
    adam     22565  0.0  1.4 21780 14696 ?       S    03:24   0:07 gnome-panel --sm-config-prefix /gnome-panel-veR47P/ --sm-client-id 11c0a80103000106697055700000019650002 --screen 0 --profile defaultadam     22568  0.0  2.2 34564 22808 ?       S    03:24   0:00 nautilus --sm-config-prefix /nautilus-8y8EAh/ --sm-client-id 11c0a80103000106697055800000019650003 --screen 0 --no-default-window
    adam     22569  0.0  2.2 34564 22808 ?       S    03:24   0:00 nautilus --sm-config-prefix /nautilus-8y8EAh/ --sm-client-id 11c0a80103000106697055800000019650003 --screen 0 --no-default-window
    adam     22570  0.0  2.2 34564 22808 ?       S    03:24   0:00 nautilus --sm-config-prefix /nautilus-8y8EAh/ --sm-client-id 11c0a80103000106697055800000019650003 --screen 0 --no-default-window
    adam     22572  0.0  0.8 18164 9104 ?        S    03:24   0:00 /opt/gnome/lib/gnome-applets2/xmms_applet2 --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_XMMSApplet_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=20
    adam     22574  0.0  0.6 15172 6940 ?        S    03:24   0:00 /opt/gnome/lib/gnome-applets2/notification-area-applet --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_NotificationAreaApplet_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=22adam     22578  0.0  0.6 15660 7216 ?        S    03:24   0:00 /opt/gnome/lib/gnome-applets2/mixer_applet2 --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_MixerApplet_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=26
    adam     22597  0.0  1.2 24936 13232 ?       S    03:24   0:02 gaim --session 11c0a80103000109017856700000026920002
    adam     22601  0.0  0.7 16176 7944 ?        S    03:24   0:01 acme --sm-config-prefix /acme-mte4eP/ --sm-client-id 11c0a80103000107656526200000021540086 --screen 0
    adam     22603  0.0  1.2 21888 13228 ?       S    03:24   0:05 gnome-terminal --sm-config-prefix /gnome-terminal-E0hMJ0/ --sm-client-id 11c0a80103000109134938700000203030000 --screen 0 --use-factoadam     22608  0.0  0.0  1932  496 ?        S    03:24   0:00 gnome-pty-helper
    adam     22609  0.0  0.1  2696 1424 pts/0    S    03:24   0:00 giFTcurs
    adam     22910  0.0  0.1  2736 1220 ?        S    03:29   0:00 /bin/sh /usr/local/firefox/firefox
    adam     22914  0.0  0.1  2736 1244 ?        S    03:29   0:00 /bin/sh /usr/local/firefox/run-mozilla.sh /usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin
    adam     22919  0.0  2.9 50540 30912 ?       S    03:29   0:03 /usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin
    adam     22920  0.0  2.9 50540 30912 ?       S    03:29   0:00 /usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin
    adam     22921  0.0  2.9 50540 30912 ?       S    03:29   0:00 /usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin
    adam     22922  0.0  2.9 50540 30912 ?       S    03:29   0:00 /usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin
    postfix  25801  0.0  0.1  4204 1300 ?        S    15:48   0:00 pickup -l -t fifo -u
    adam     25884  0.0  0.1  2736 1220 ?        S    16:22   0:00 /bin/sh /usr/local/firefox/firefox
    adam     25888  0.0  0.1  2736 1244 ?        S    16:22   0:00 /bin/sh /usr/local/firefox/run-mozilla.sh /usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin
    adam     25893  5.3  3.1 62824 32760 ?       S    16:22   0:08 /usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin
    adam     25894  0.0  3.1 62824 32760 ?       S    16:22   0:00 /usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin
    adam     25895  0.0  3.1 62824 32760 ?       S    16:22   0:00 /usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin
    adam     25896  0.0  3.1 62824 32760 ?       S    16:22   0:00 /usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin
    adam     25897  0.0  3.1 62824 32760 ?       S    16:22   0:00 /usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin
    adam     25900  0.0  3.1 62824 32760 ?       S    16:22   0:00 /usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin
    adam     25901  0.0  3.1 62824 32760 ?       S    16:22   0:00 /usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin
    adam     25902  0.0  3.1 62824 32760 ?       S    16:22   0:00 /usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin
    adam     25904  0.0  3.1 62824 32760 ?       S    16:23   0:00 /usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin
    adam     25906  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        Z    16:23   0:00 [netstat] <defunct>
    adam     25911  1.5  0.1  2876 1696 pts/5    S    16:25   0:00 bash
    adam     25921  0.0  0.0  2668  720 pts/5    R    16:25   0:00 ps aux
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    we're not in windows any more, toto. :)
     
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    go to www.majorgeek.com and get RegCleaner and take off all the programs that startup with your system that you dont use, but be careful to make sure not to delete stuff you use
     
  17. Lateralus

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    So the best way to do this is to restart your computer and see what is running before you open anything else up and go from there?
     
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    :ugh: I guess I'll be the first to suggest sorting the list of processes by CPU usage.

    1. Click on the column heading that says "CPU"
    2. Note which processes are consistently at/near the top of the list, ignoring "System Idle Process".
    3. Determine whether or not those are processes you're intending to run, or of they're spyware/malware/virii/etc. Googling the Image Name is typically helps to determine this. If they are processes that you want/need, then you need to do some more googling to figure out why they're hogging the CPU.
    4. Follow the previous suggestions in the thread about preventing most of the other things from running. There's no way you need all of those processes running.
     

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