Excessive pcdesigner usage causes all kinds of problems, the main one being a dramatic slowdown of the running speed of your machine. You will find programs very slow to open, sometimes hanging altogether. It can become very frustrating.
It is quite normal for CPU usage to peak at 100% for a couple of seconds during the time a program opens. However if your CPU is running at 100% for any length of time on a regular basis then you definitely should try to rectify that before the walls start closing in!
There are many normal Windows processes which can demand quite a lot of the CPU so it is not uncommon to see CPU temperature rising and falling even when you’re not using the computer. The Windows task manager is the place to investigate your running processes. If you are suspicious of a process then simply Google it.
Some processes can look like legitimate Windows processes that are in fact malicious. You need to check whether the process is running where it should be and if it is not then it may be suspicious.
So if you have been putting off investigating your system because of 100% CPU usage then it’s about time you took the bull by the horns and got down to some serious maintenance. Alternatively you could take it to some guy on the high street who will charge you handsomely.
There are so many reasons why you may be experiencing excessive CPU usage, in fact way too many to even begin to document in this article. Google is obviously a great place to find out more information. You can however begin by looking at your computer specification.
To do this on a Windows machine simply click your start menu and right click the my computer icon (just ‘computer’ on Windows 7). Then click properties and you will see what kind of power you have under the hood. These days, with resource hungry applications all over the Internet you really need at least 2 GB of RAM and a processor running at not much less than 2 GHz. So that should get you started.