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    cpu usage increases when using keyboard?

    When ever i push a key on my keyboard my cpu usage increases from under 10% to over 50% and i cant figure out why.

    Another related problem is that while using the keyboard and listening to mp3s the music sorta skips and then eventually goes all fuzzy sounding.

    When i was using win2k, 50% of the time when i booted up i would get this problem and the other 50% it would be just fine.

    Specs:
    Winxp pro
    athlon xp 2000+
    epox 8rda+
    pc2100 256 megs crucial ram
    ATI all in wonder 9700 pro
    im using onboard sound and video

    btw this is a freash install of xp.
    I have a feeling this may be a problem with xp/2k and the nforce 2 chip, but im not sure.

    :edit: i have all the latest drivers (catalyst 3.6, nforce 2.03) :edit:
    Last edited by silent; 07-17-2003 at 06:21 AM.
    CPU - AMD xp2000+
    Mobo - Epox 8RDA+
    RAM - 256megs of crucial pc2700
    Gfx card - Ati aiw 9700 pro
    PSU - Enermax 350watt
    sound - onboard
    lan - onboard
    HD - 80 gig 5400rpm

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    have you tried another keyboard
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    Are your windows updates... up-to-date?

    That's pretty messed up.

    USB or PS2 keyboard?

    Have you tried a Bios upgrade?

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    haha have i tryed a diff keyboard

    my keyboard is ps2
    my windows updates arent actually up to date but they were on win2k and it still had the problem :/

    Also im pretty sure there is no newer bios for my mobo.

    Im gunna try windows update now.
    CPU - AMD xp2000+
    Mobo - Epox 8RDA+
    RAM - 256megs of crucial pc2700
    Gfx card - Ati aiw 9700 pro
    PSU - Enermax 350watt
    sound - onboard
    lan - onboard
    HD - 80 gig 5400rpm

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    I wonder if a USB keyboard that is a tad messed up would do that?

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    im gunna try to get a usb keyboard incase its my ps2 connection on the mobo. im gunna try the other port in a sec.
    CPU - AMD xp2000+
    Mobo - Epox 8RDA+
    RAM - 256megs of crucial pc2700
    Gfx card - Ati aiw 9700 pro
    PSU - Enermax 350watt
    sound - onboard
    lan - onboard
    HD - 80 gig 5400rpm

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    It could be a really lousily written keylogger. Try running SpyBot:

    http://security.kolla.de/
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    ill try running it but i dont think it will help since its a fresh install of xp (less than a day old) and also i am extremly carefull with what i install (i know what programs have adware and what dont). ill give it a shot tho
    CPU - AMD xp2000+
    Mobo - Epox 8RDA+
    RAM - 256megs of crucial pc2700
    Gfx card - Ati aiw 9700 pro
    PSU - Enermax 350watt
    sound - onboard
    lan - onboard
    HD - 80 gig 5400rpm

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    k i think its fixed, ive rebooted quite a few times and it hasnt happened yet. I think running windows update fixed it, but im not sure because i did to many differents things to fix it to be able to pinpoint what fixed it

    thanks for the help ppl tho i may be back if it starts happening again.
    CPU - AMD xp2000+
    Mobo - Epox 8RDA+
    RAM - 256megs of crucial pc2700
    Gfx card - Ati aiw 9700 pro
    PSU - Enermax 350watt
    sound - onboard
    lan - onboard
    HD - 80 gig 5400rpm

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