Win & CPU & Resource Hog?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by nedjinski, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. nedjinski

    nedjinski New Member

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    I have a Win 7 64 bit desktop system -

    Opening taskmanager I see that with no programs running, no windows open the CPU usage meter is sitting at about 25% - what's going on?

    My previous XP Pro machine would idle at a few percent CPU usage at most.

    system:
    Gigabyte GA EP45-UDR3
    Intel Q6600
    G. Skill 4GB DDR 2
    WD Black 1TB (system)
    WD My Book Home 1TB - storage
    Samsung 500GB - storage
     
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    nedjinski New Member

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    well - I made one discovery -

    wmpntwrk.exe was using 25% CPU with the system at idle - that's where the CPU power was going.

    I uninstalled / disabled the media center options and voila! 0 % CPU usage when idle.

    what a hog!!!

    there's something wrong with that to use so much power.

    I wondered why my system felt "slow"!!!

    now I have to figure out what the advantages to having the media center running all the time might be . . . .
     

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