Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-14-2008, 11:23 PM   #1
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 123
Default CPU usage

Hello,

Iv bine having this problem for the past 3 months. this is really pissing me off. the problem is i get really low FPS when ever i play anygame (Counter strike , Team fortress, etc). Iv try almost everything. i got a new video card, more ram, and got a new Heat sink and fan. I still lag. i reformatted, defraged and notthing. My CPU runs at a good 55C - 60C while i play and its about 29C - 35C of games. the one thing i think might be the problem is that my CPU usage sits at 100% while i play and drops back to like 10% off the game.
Any Ideas.

Help Please
__________________

xxc00lmanxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2008, 11:34 PM   #2
Site Team
 
celegorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,713
Send a message via AIM to celegorm
Default Re: CPU usage

Need some more information here. What operating system are you using, and what are the specs of your system?

Your CPU is running cool, and seems to be performing like it should. Have you run any diagnostic software on your hard drive?
__________________

__________________
"as a fanboy i refuse to admit it and will pull countless things out of my butt to disprove it"

Team Thelegorm! Total Kills: 21 (i iz in uor profile, editsing your sigz)
celegorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2008, 11:44 PM   #3
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 123
Default Re: CPU usage

Ok. specs below.

P4 3.4GHZ HT
ATI x1650 PRO PCI-E
1 GB Kingston Ram
Windows XP Pro
80GB Hard drive

If you need to know then in more detail just ask


What would be a good/safe diagnostic software for my hard drive?
xxc00lmanxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2008, 11:47 PM   #4
Site Team
 
celegorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,713
Send a message via AIM to celegorm
Default Re: CPU usage

Look on your hard drive for the manufacturer (odds are it will be Seagate or Western Digital) then go to their website. I believe all major hard drive manufacturers have free diagnostic utilities you can use.
__________________
"as a fanboy i refuse to admit it and will pull countless things out of my butt to disprove it"

Team Thelegorm! Total Kills: 21 (i iz in uor profile, editsing your sigz)
celegorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 12:02 AM   #5
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 123
Default Re: CPU usage

OK i got the program, It gave me a pass form Smart Status. but at the moment im giving my hard drive a extended test to see if i get anything there. but thats taking a while. anything you think i should do while im waiting?
xxc00lmanxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 12:27 AM   #6
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 123
Default Re: CPU usage

All the tests are passing. you got any other ideas?
xxc00lmanxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 01:04 AM   #7
In Runtime
 
jashan17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 374
Default Re: CPU usage

what processes are using the most cpu usage %?
__________________
FILMS: www.youtube.com/renderingglintfilms
Intel Q6600 2.4Ghz Quad Core @ 3.0 Ghz/Corsair TWINX 800Mhz 4GB @ 850Mhz/Thermaltake Silent 775D/BFG GTX 260 OC edition/XFX nforce 680i/Hitachi Deskstar 750GB 7200 RPM/Apevia Warlock 750-watt/Vista 64-bit/Ultra Aluminus Full tower case/Samsung Blu-Ray Writer
jashan17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 04:45 AM   #8
Golden Master
 
Kage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: CPU usage

P4 3.4GHZ HT
ATI x1650 PRO PCI-E

Spec's aren't exactly new however.

What sort of resolutions and settings are you trying to run the games at?

Make sure since it is only a single core to if possible while playing games, switch off your Internet and disable any Antivirus programs that may be doing searches while you play.
__________________
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 10:05 AM   #9
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 123
Default Re: CPU usage

i play on 1024 x 768 but even if i run at 800 x 600 ill still get it. i never have anything running while i play. i turn the game on when my CPU usage is at 6%, then it sky rockets to 100%. my buddy has a 2.7ghz CPU on the same game and he stays at a good 60% CPU usage and he has many things on his computer running.
xxc00lmanxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 03:21 PM   #10
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 123
Default Re: CPU usage

So what do u think?..
__________________

xxc00lmanxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0