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I'm usin limewire, itunes, ie6, and yahoo messenger in the background. I was doin this earlier, and it was only about 40% usage. what could be makin' it do this? Note - I'm not on the pc in my sig.
455MHz celeron OC from 433
128MB pc100
10GB hard drive

in other words - ToW3RB0y's system I rebuilt :D

edit- it is goin up and down in % like one second is 4% and the next is 97% etc...
 
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Maybe cause it's a 455MHz Celeron? :/
Open the task manager and see what's hogging CPU, I bet it's limewire, damn flash-based programs.
 

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antivirus?

limewire doesnt hog system like that i kno i use it :D, speaking of LW anyone want pro?
 
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it is limewire, well in a fashion. its java which is the pos but lw needs it to work.

get rid of it and use torrents.

edit

could be av but i would still drop lw.
 

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Limewire blows anyway. Use utorrnet, but make sure you download 1.6.
 
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The problem is that that pc is way too slow to run just xp, much less any other programs.
 

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for some reason the CPU usage wanted to rise to 100% it's not cause the proc is 433, i was doin the same thing earlier, and it was always at 40-%
 

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for some reason the CPU usage wanted to rise to 100% it's not cause the proc is 433, i was doin the same thing earlier, and it was always at 40-%
The only thing I can think of is that Limewire was downloading a lot at that time or antivirus was updating?? Maybe automatic Windows updates? If you still have the issue it would help us a lot if you posted your process list so we could see what's eating all your MHz.
 
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yeah I would also agree with the fact that it's a proc. that shouldn't be running XP
I have a P3 500 that's very sluggish with XP and that's without all those programs running
it's not a dual core bro :p
 

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that's my processes list
edit - and now for some reason the % isn's so high
 

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The only thing I can think of is that Limewire was downloading a lot at that time or antivirus was updating?? Maybe automatic Windows updates? If you still have the issue it would help us a lot if you posted your process list so we could see what's eating all your MHz.
nope limewire wasn't dl'ing anything. I disabled auto updates, and my anti virus isn't running atm.
 
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Next time it happens, open the task manager and find the hungry process.
 

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lol its itunes thtas worse than limewire slowed down my sisters 4ghz celeron dump itunes
 
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using anything on a 433mhz celeron with 128mb ram aside from desktop (windows xp i presume?) is going to make it crawl like a slug, especially p2p if you have a high speed connection as your pc wasnt designed to process information that fast and its struggling to keep its head above water, my advice would be to make it into a nice little linux box :toast:

edit lol just noticed it has more running process's than my rig (specs to left) :roll:
 

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Maybe cause it's a 455MHz Celeron? :/
Open the task manager and see what's hogging CPU, I bet it's limewire, damn flash-based programs.
Yup thats bcoz its a 455 Mhz cel :banghead:, sure it has only 256K or less cache isn't it ?
 

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Yup thats bcoz its a 455 Mhz cel :banghead:, sure it has only 256K or less cache isn't it ?
Probably 32 or 64k. My old 2GHz celeron had 128k.
 

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Probably 32 or 64k. My old 2GHz celeron had 128k.


nope 128k my friend (this is my celly not his)

oc it somemore that'l fix it :roll:
 
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My 2GHz celery had 128k :/
yeah ever wonder why i dont like intel no improvement whatsoever since the late 90s :roll:
 

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heres my cpu-z

I could bump up the FSB with cpufsb, but it freezes @75MHz
 

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oc it some more its only few mhz off beating out my currnetly dead one


its got a adjustable multi jack the thing up