Re: High CPU Usage
Is this like a new build or has he had it for quite a while now? Looks like the CPU is an Athlon XP and has 512 MB RAM (but 512MB is enough especially when you have no other programs isntalled). High CPU usage can be triggered if you have low memory, or if there are bad drivers, corrupt system files somewhere too. A lot of cheaper motherboards, there are a lot of integrated hardware such as the video, software modems, onboard sound, etc that must draw on the CPU in order to operate.
Is the System Idle Process usually pretty high? Go into the Task Manager and click on the Process tab. Look under the CPU part and tell me what's the highest number there. It will give you an idea what is causing the high CPU usage.
High System Idle Process usually means that you don't have an issue and this is normal. This process accounts for unused system time, that's it.
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