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i5 4690K CPU load spiking at 100% when playing games.

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#1 Motooni


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Posted 23 January 2016 - 08:25 PM



Hoping you can help me.  My CPU has suddenly started spiking at 100% when starting computer games or intermittently while playing.  It is noticeable as the game stutters.  I have an i5 4690K at stock speeds with an aftermarket cooler.  The temperature doesn't go beyond 50C, according to realtemp.  I have ran scans using Panda AV, Malwarebytes, Windows defender and CCleaner, to no avail.  I look at the CPU load using Task Manager, Resource Monitor and All CPU Meter widget.


I am running Windows 7 and the games I have encountered this on are Blade & Soul and Phantasy Star Online 2.


The spike lasts a few seconds, then cools and might not spike again for a hours.  But I notice my streaming software always tells me CPU load is high when starting a game, where it didn't a week ago.

Please advise, thanks

Edited by Motooni, 23 January 2016 - 08:58 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 25 January 2016 - 11:29 AM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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