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03-08-2012 09:03 PM  6 years agoPost 1
krashtagain

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I'm having an issue with my dell laptop. I plug my iphone in so I can sync it and once itunes opens up it pegs the CPU at 100% . Did a complete virus/spyware scan of the system, found nothing . There's 51 things running in the task manager, so is that too many things to be running ? Once the CPU pegs out at 100% it slows the system down to almost a lockup . removed itunes and reinstalled it thinking it was the problem, nothing changed . Any ideas guys ?

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03-08-2012 09:13 PM  6 years agoPost 2
702nitro

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What was the cpu usage after you uninstalled iTunes?

Anything else change, installed, updated before you started noticing the cpu bottlenecking?

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03-08-2012 09:33 PM  6 years agoPost 3
outhouse

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software issue

not a cpu issue.

get into services and disable stuff you dont need starting up.

Also msconfig to stop uneeded programs.

google if needed for instructions

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03-08-2012 09:39 PM  6 years agoPost 4
krashtagain

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Not sure what the CPU was doing after I unistalled itunes. The CPU is running along at 50% while i'm online or at desktop .

How do I know what to disable and what not to disable ?

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03-08-2012 11:11 PM  6 years agoPost 5
lheinemann

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More than likely not something wrong with the CPU. You'd probably be getting a lot of crashes or the laptop wouldn't even boot up.

More than likely it's a driver that itunes installed or some system file that was changed. You can put the system into diagnostic mode by doing Start > Run > msconfig. Got to Services tab, put a check in the box "Hide all Microsoft Services" then click disable all. Then do startup tab and hit disable all. Reboot and see if it's better. You can always revert back by selecting Normal Startup on the General tab and rebooting.

Lastly if you can do a system restore to a date before you installed iTunes that might help I'd just have a backup before you do. 100 times I've done a restore and it either worked or just said the restore couldn't be finished. One time I've seen it go really bad and corrupt Windows but that's very unlikely.

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03-08-2012 11:45 PM  6 years agoPost 6
Muddin_Mavric

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in task manager it should show how much of that %100 of your cpu each service or program is using. that might help you narrow it down to exactly what program it is or if it is i tunes.

if your cpu was shot you would probably have alot of crashes.

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03-09-2012 01:21 AM  6 years agoPost 7
krashtagain

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itunes is using 50% of the cpu . Time to buy myself an Alienware computer . That should run my simulator !!!

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03-09-2012 01:39 AM  6 years agoPost 8
ticedoff8

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What model Dell & how much memory?
Keep in mind: Single core CPU + small memory = crappy performance.

Maybe your antivirus is running and sucking up 50% of the CPU.

iTunes is a hog for resources - Apple really didn't design it for Windows, it's a Mac application.

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03-09-2012 02:19 AM  6 years agoPost 9
michael88997

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Push Ctr alt del and go into the manager, look at your applications running and see which one is taking the most... Alienware laptops are nice, just make sure they can breath under it

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03-09-2012 02:51 AM  6 years agoPost 10
piranhafreak

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if your idle at %50 you have somthing wrong or way to much stuff running in the backround you should idle about %10 or lower it is normal for it to jump up when a program is first opened id really have to know what specs your running to tell you further

Also alienware is nice will run great but you will pay top dollar for it you can get more for your money if your not into gaming

Mabey one day i will actually land one of these things !!

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03-09-2012 02:15 PM  6 years agoPost 11
krashtagain

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I finally got this old jalopy figured out . I've shut some old programs down in the task manager and the cpu is idling around 3% with an occansional spike to 20-25% . I'm now able to run itunes and the cpu runs up around 65% on the backup then runs the rest of the program around 30% . Thanks for all the help guys !!

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03-09-2012 04:43 PM  6 years agoPost 12
txbiker

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A good site for info on services, tweaks, etc is blackviper.com. Followed the mans guides for years with no problems.

mSR,120SR,mCPx SR(DDVP),TTe325 Spektrum

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