Having problems with your Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook ?

100% of CPU used

\015 I am a computer and electronics technologist looking for someone who really knows thier stuff. I have problem with my acer 5100 aspire laptop. Every ~13 seconds for ~13 my CPU usage jumps up really high, often to 100% and and brings everything to a hault. I can bearly watch a move and skype alone is impossible. No it isn't my video card. I have reformated and re-installed windows, rebuilt MBR and FAT etc. I have booted of a USB key running Linux (ubuntu) and used it's cpu plotting function. It reports one the the cores (dual) as running at 100% non stop. A bit different oddly enough but still a problem. I have concluded therefore the problem is not any software or OS related, or even anything to do with the HD. Next i re-installed drivers for sound and video processing to the latest. Going deeper I re-isntalled the CPU drivers and finally flashed in a fresh new BIOS. I believe that covers everything as far as software, firmware or any other little stray 0's and 1's. I have little cash so my question to you is: Is it the mother board that is broken or one of the CPU's? What should i order?\015

Answers :

I can think of this:

If you are running Linux, do you have a SWAP partition active for Ubuntu? That and RAM, how much do you have?

If you are low on RAM or your SWAP partition is little, your CPUs will be running a lot.

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