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If you use hundreds of tabs for hours on end with dozens of plugins and add-ons it is impossible to demonstrate a simple and reproducible problem that someone is able to I guess the problem might be driver/hardware related so if you have installed something new try to re-install the driver before putting the hardware in. Every other game runs very well, but gets those same lag spikes.I went through a series of things, doing what others recommended or my own thing. When not playing games it is about 0-3% (Or idle). this contact form

It's coming form Firefox, proper. I minimized the problem a bit, but it is still noticeable.Today, I noticed that my CPU usage is way above normal while playing games. Fascinating stuff posted from the Snappy and MemShrink projects. I don't notice it on youtube videos. http://newwikipost.org/topic/4puQBfGmJVwzB4YdBVT8WOUvFTCePzbv/cpu-usage-periodically-spikes-to-40-every-few-seconds.html

If the issue is DPC related, you might be able to mitigate it by increasing your PCI Latency Timer in BIOS. The same problem occurs in Firefox sessions that have never loaded an Outlook webmail page. I did all he said/restarted it.

All Rights Reserved. Even if it was throttling, I doubt it would cause lag in TF2 or Minecraft.Anyway, WOT got the GPU up to 74 Degrees Celsius (Highest). Wifi driver was probably the issue, b/c I tethered it to my phone's wifi, disabled my own card, and poof! My resolution is 1920x1080 with 60hz (Highest possible) And max settings on TF2.I'll do a quick scan anyway just incase.

I don't have to be doing anything. CPU Load Spikes and Audio Distortion/Framerate Drop in game with FX-8150 solved My CPU Idle temp is hotter than when it is under load/gaming Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Usually starts to become annoying after a day or so, basically trying to keep FF (currently 11.0 - Firefox fo openSUSE 12.1) open for a week is simply impossible as I Got to be something wrong there. -RAM: Could be something wrong.

Hope these help a bit Related Resources solved XFX r9 380x Azza 700W voltage on GPU spikes every few seconds under load solved CPU spikes every 30 seconds solved Cpu Spikes If I create a new profile the problem is gone (even with Flash plugin and a few extensions installed), so this must have something to do with my particular profile, but Only recommendation I have is to verify you have the latest BIOS for the laptop (it can update memory collisions and issues and also IDE bus timing if they are known I get these lag spikes RIGHT AWAY, and my GPU temps are not very hot when playing.

I haven't added a new plugin in a long time... More about the author And...I'm not sufficiently dedicated to run a custom build in a virtual machine to get the data, if there's no built-in tool available.
But I see they just released a new Before I send it in, any ideas on other hardware that may be causing this? Even if it was throttling, I doubt it would cause lag in TF2 or Minecraft.Anyway, WOT got the GPU up to 74 Degrees Celsius (Highest).

No problems since. weblink Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? With or without the internet adapter. when a solution is found.

Hope these help a bit liboanJul 13, 2013, 1:48 AM I forgot to mention that I do have a 320 GB HDD in place of my CD-ROM drive, and yes, I I attempted to push any plugs in that may have been loose, no fix. Apple Footer This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. http://planetweb20.com/cpu-usage/cpu-usage-spikes-up-and-down.html I mean sure Minecraft is terribly optimized, but I should be able to run it very well on this computer.Before thinking that it could be a GPU problem, let me reassure

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Solutions / Ideas by hellotherepeople / January 19, 2009 6:52 AM PST In reply to: Intermittent pauses, "System" process causing CPU spikes I For the record, seeing three instances of PluginContainer in the Process Explorer listing didn't strike me as unusual. Try uninstalling Adobe Flash as well (as ridiculous as that sounds).

From there, you can single out the program hogging your CPU time.

It gets the same lag on the SSD or HDD, no matter what. Any ideas on fixing that?I have tried a different monitor/ monitor cable. Hopefully we can rule out a virus or rootkit for the time being. Cancel Subscribe to feed Question details Product Firefox System Details Windows 7 Firefox 9.0.1 More system details Additional System Details This happened Every time Firefox opened This started when...

If you wish to validate my assertion easily do a google on iCore Differences. And now, after the upgrade to v9.0.1, it does. It is probably worth installing and trialling the standard release Firefox 9.0.1 to see if that works ok on your system. http://planetweb20.com/cpu-usage/cpu-usage-spikes-malware.html Have run ad-aware plus and spybot search and destroy and full virus system scan with up to date definitions.

were you ever able to resolve this issue? The Dell USB hub from my monitor was plugged into the wrong usb port on my machine. There are two of my characteristic one-minute-separated CPU usage spikes. Originally, I thought it was due to the MS Outlook webmail application...but it isn't.

I have tried running in the most basic mode possible with nearly no startup programs on and still it is happening, it couldn't be hardware could it? One thing to check; windows explorer has two options, one for "Show hidden files and folders", and the second "Hide protected operating system files". I guess there's no shortcut, I'll just have to add add-ons to a clean profile, one at a time, and try websites 'till I trip the behavior. If fidbox.dat is accessed all the time, it could just be noise.You mentioned that the "System" process is the one causing cpu spikes (like my problem).

Get the answer Tom TancrediJul 13, 2013, 2:09 AM I believe that is a symptom and may be a good cause for most of the problem BECAUSE your trying to run Infact I shouldn't lag AT ALL in those games. This is NOT internet lag spikes, this is FPS lag spikes. As I said, your HJT log is clean.

And something that occurred in the past.The first problem that occurred in my computer was that when I turned it on, it white screened.