How do I lower my CPU Usage - Windows 7 - 32 bit

I have a Toshiba Satellite L455D-S5976, 2GB DDR2 RAM, 250GBHDD. My CPU Usage is always at %100 what do i need to do to fix this?

 

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Last updated June 24, 2019 Views 5,983 Applies to:
If you are 64bit that memory is the absolute minimum.  That will contribute but I dont believe is the complete problem can you tell us more?
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I'm not 64bit I am 32bit

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right click the task bar and open task manager ,it should show what is running .

how many processes are running ?

you do not have a lot of memmory ,turn some programs to start only when you use them ..

auto -updates and anti virus can hog  cpu at times .

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Would i need to purchase RAM to fix this?

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Hi,

Follow the methods mentioned below:

Method 1:

Step 1: Perform safe mode

Safe mode, starts Windows in a limited state, where only the bare essentials are started. If a problem doesn't reappear when you start in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and basic device drivers and services as possible causes

Start your computer in safe mode with Networking

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Advanced-startup-options-including-safe-mode

Step 2: Perform clean boot

A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts. Article below describes how to troubleshoot problems in Windows 7 by performing a clean boot. This article also describes how to start the Windows Installer service and how to reset the computer so that it starts as usual. To configure your computer to clean boot refer the following link.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Note: After you have finished troubleshooting, follow step 7 in the article to boot to normal startup.

Method 2:

Ways to improve your computer's performance

http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows7/Ways-to-improve-your-computers-performance

How to make a computer faster: 6 ways to speed up your PC

http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/maintenance/speed.aspx#fbid=fesCf9yePAP

Hope it help!!

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