Processes that dominate the CPU cause high CPU usage. These programs are either genuine or prohibited. Unwanted programs include viruses, spyware, ActiveX and Windows registry errors, Trojans and other malware. More » Technology Computers & Hardware

Fix high usage of central processing unit resources by disabling the service that is taking up an excessive amount of processing power. Users can also download and install a repair tool that automatically scans and fixes... More » Technology Computers & Hardware

To fix high CPU usage in Windows, press and hold the Control, Shift and Escape keys simultaneously, and click the Processes tab on the Windows Task Manager. Click the CPU column to view a list of running programs. Select... More » Technology Software
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To overclock a CPU, install and launch an overclocking utility, increase the CPU speed by 1 degree, restart the computer, check the CPU settings, gradually increase them, then reduce the settings by 2 or 3 degrees. This ... More » Technology Computers & Hardware

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