My winxp cpu monitor says High CPU Usage, what is wrong?

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Hello,

I am using a Windows XP Professional operating system, Service Pack 3, 64 MB RAM and Pentium processor. My hard disk has 200 GB available disk space. Lately, I notice slow performance of my computer and when I checked my winxp cpu monitor, it says that my cpu usage is 100 %. I only have Chrome browser and Adobe Photoshop application opened but performance monitor shows 100% usage. What do you think is wrong and what possible solution for this problem?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #146060

My winxp cpu monitor says High CPU Usage, what is wrong?

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Hello,

The problem is with your ram.

The minimum ram required for windows XP to run on a system is 512 mb and that to if you use it for basic use. You mentioned that you are having only 64 mb of ram which is very low. This is the reason for your cpu monitor showing 100% usage.

The only thing you must do is to upgrade your ram to 1 gb which is minimum now a days.

Thank you.

Answered By 0 points N/A #197021

My winxp cpu monitor says High CPU Usage, what is wrong?

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The common causes why your computer stays at 100% usage is because there are other programs that are running from the background or your computer is infected with Trojan, Viruses Spyware or any other malicious threats. To resolve your dilemma, go to the Windows Task Manager. Right-click on the status bar when your on Desktop and click Start Task Manager to open it. Click on the Processes tab. Double-click the CPU button to arrange the list from highest to lowest. Check which processes are taking too much usage. You can determine it by looking on the CPU row. Right-click on it and then click End Process. However, after a reboot, this process will still reappear.

If you think your computer is infected with viruses, update your antivirus program. Always keep it up to date so it can track all the possible threats that might intrude on your computer. Always have an anti spyware program as well. And then, run it to delete any threats found.

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