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Billmoy
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Registered: ‎08-11-2011
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I keep getting a pop up from Norton about usage .  It says my cpu is 96% of at least one CPU and memory has used 2.450 MB  used.   I am a novice and have no idea what this means any help out there PLEASE.

dickevans
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Billmoy wrote:

I keep getting a pop up from Norton about usage .  It says my cpu is 96% of at least one CPU and memory has used 2.450 MB  used.   I am a novice and have no idea what this means any help out there PLEASE.


Welcome Billmoy,

Part of the protection that Norton offers is to let you know when you are trying to push the envlope. You are not in trouble, you have done nothing wrong, your system isn't in danger of releasing the smoke that was built into it [ more on that later]. What the warnings mean is that you are doing enough that you need to be careful not to go beyond the limits of your computer. Without knowing more about your system and which version of what Norton product you have installed I don't want to take too many guesses. The usual things that bring up the cautions are heavy graphis usage, game playing, other intensive interactive activities, etc.

If you want to turn off these messages because you know you are not in danger

open 360 > click on settings > click on administrative settings > under performance monitoring turn off the warnings that are appropriate.

I have the handles warning off on this system because of some of the things I do with this setup.

Hope this helps

Dick
Win7x64 SP1 current NIS V21
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Billmoy
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Registered: ‎08-11-2011

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Thank you very much I will give your suggestions a try.  Could any of this make my computer run slower then usual.  I installed Norton 360 to protect my computer I didn't realize I would have to really learn anything about the operation Ha Ha.

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CyberLife
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Kavitha
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Hello Billmoy

 

You can try  suggestions to avoid those CPU and Memory alerts. Doing so will not affect your computer Performance.

 

These Alerts are given to help the user in knowing when there is an increased usage of system resource by any program or process.

 

Thanks

Kavitha

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Bombastus
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96% CPU usage sounds like way too much. Can you open the Task Manager and see which process is using that much?

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Billmoy
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Registered: ‎08-11-2011

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Thanks Dick that was very helpful.

dickevans
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Registered: ‎04-08-2008

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Hi,

You're quite welcome. Always nice to hear that a message has helped another user.

Don't be a stranger, we'll leave a light on:smileywink:

Dick
Win7x64 SP1 current NIS V21