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W7 CPU usage

GMSchool asked
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have just re-installed W7 32bit having installed a Kingston solid state drive.

I'm now getting a constant CPU uasge of 50% from the system process.

I've installed Process Explorer and I think it tells me that the system process is related to SMSS.exe (I've attached a screen shot showing what it reports).

I've updated my chipset drivers, I've updated the video card drivers and I've got the latest BIOS on the motherboard.

Can anyone shed a light on what this process is and how I stop it eating up my processor.


Phil - GMSchool

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