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Vista CPU usage issue.

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#1 JoeMn


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:28 PM

Not long ago, my cpu usage skyrocketed and was causing my computer to constantly crash, I cleaned it out and replaced my cpu cooling unit and fans on the assumption it was simply over heating. This seemed to help a lot. Now however it has started up again it seems. Basically I purchased Saints Row IV off steam, and the first day I ran it it was fine. I had it running in the background, and tried to launch Guild Wars 2 and it was lag city, so I ended up closing Saints Row IV but I was still laggy, after restarting my computer, it was running around 45% on cpu, which is seeming very high. Also again launching Saints Row IV to play, it was lagging and was unplayable. I do meet all the systems minimum reqs as well. For some reason my cpu spikes up to 100% often when I start the program. I am concerned that there may be some issue with either my cpu, or a viral issue. I have no idea why this just started up again. 


Right now as I type this I am running at around 69% when earlier today it was at about 15% before a restart.


Help please.


Thank you ahead of time.


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:40 PM



Reference: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/526131/cpu-usage-soaring/

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Good Luck with this problem


Edited by rotor123, 01 March 2014 - 05:34 PM.

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