CPU is high. I do not know how to reduce it [Solved/Closed]

nichandcar 2 Posts Friday March 13, 2015Registration date March 13, 2015 Last seen - Mar 13, 2015 at 04:58 AM - Latest reply: jack4rall 6507 Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen
- Mar 14, 2015 at 11:26 PM
I have a HP Pavilion running Windows 7 Premium 64 bitI suffer with the CPU hitting the roof (max) I have reuced the programs installed to 4 in order not to put a load on the computer but still my CPU is high. I do not know how to reduce it as I do not know what programs need to run @ startup & that are required by the system. I have lost a few functions in the control panel so maybe I have removed a program I should not have done I no longer have a backup, I was going to wait until Windows 10 free down loads later this year. Maybe I should? nichandcar
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jack4rall 6507 Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen - Mar 13, 2015 at 08:41 AM
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Hello,

Try this 1

Hold the "Ctrl", "Shift" keys and press the "Esc" key. "Task Manager"

will be opened. Click on "Processes" tab. Under "CPU" column, let us

know the process which is taking a high CPU usage.

Good Luck
nichandcar 2 Posts Friday March 13, 2015Registration date March 13, 2015 Last seen - Mar 13, 2015 at 09:43 AM
I have pinned it down to "mcshield.exe system 139,572K" followed by "svchost.exe system 134,588K"
jack4rall 6507 Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen - Mar 14, 2015 at 11:26 PM
Hello,
Try this 1
Temporary disable your antivirus and let us know if you can see the difference.
Later, enable the antivirus.
Let us know your laptop configuration(Ex: Core 2 Duo along with RAM Size Ex: 4GB RAM) Or provide us your laptop complete model number.
Good Luck