High CPU usage on Dell XPS M1210 when idle.

austintham

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This Laptop is about 3 months old. This high usage is causing low battery life that is a problem during school days. May I know what is causing this high CPU usage?

Specs: T2300 Centrino Duo
1 GB RAM
80 GB hard drive
nVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
Thanks!
 

XOTICPC

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Have you tried running MSCONFIG to see what services start with your machine? (If you havent run this before, go to Start -> Run-> then type MSCONFIG)

Another thing you can do is do a CTRL + ALT + DEL. Then go to your processes tab and see what processes are using your CPU the most.
 

austintham

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Well, I have done both steps above to disable as much crap dell installed in my laptop. For the task manager, system idle process uses the most CPU.
Any ideas, guys?


THX
 
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