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Windows XP Pro & Athlon 64

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I've had my Athlon 64 3000+ for a week now and have started noticing problems with Windows XP Pro (SP2).
See my sig for full system spec.

I did a fresh install of XP when I installed the hardware and had no problems during install etc.
But now I've noticed, even when pc is idle, explorer.exe hogs the cpu (99%) and memory usage shoots to 200mb. I have to kill the process and then rerun explorer.exe to get the system back to normal.
Is there anything that could be causing this?
When this is happening I don't have any programs running.
All of my drives have been defragged and anti-virus is up-to-date.
I've got all of the latest drivers for motherboard, cpu etc.

Would I be better to get windows xp 64-bit?

PS. Cpu temp is normally around 29 - 33 centigrade when idle and hasn't gone over 40 even under load, so it cant be a problem without overheating etc.
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My system wasent 100 stable.. Update your Bios and see if that helps..i Did and now my system works Nicly

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