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My CPU usage is ALWAYS at 99%

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#1 LittellTimmy


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 08:54 PM

So for the past week or so I've realized the games I've been playing have been stuttering occasionally. So I decided to check my Task Manager to see if any processes are using an excessive amount of CPU or GPU and I found that 99% of my CPU is being used at all times. The task that is most demanding at any given time usually uses a majority of my CPU, regardless of how minuscule the task is. If I only have task manager open it takes up to 80% of my CPU for absolutely no reason. I have a relatively decent CPU that should be able to multitask fairly well and this issue has never occurred in the past 6 months I've had this PC. It does not interrupt singular tasks as much as it interrupts me trying to multitask. No matter how little tasks I have open, 99% of my CPU will always be allocated. Additionally, it is not one singular program or set of programs using a majority of my CPU, rather it is whatever processes are currently open. I have run multiple virus checks and nothing has turned up, I have checked my hardware (there seem to be no deficiencies) and clean my PC regularly. 

As for a list of my parts:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1400 (Quad Core @3.2GHz no overclocking)

GPU: Radeon RX 580 Series (4GB VRAM)

RAM: 8 GB DDR4-2400 Geil EVO Potenza

Motherboard: MSI Bazooka B350m

OS: Windows 10

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 08 April 2018 - 04:39 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 taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):

     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot.

     Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the ADD REPLY or REPLY TO THIS TOPIC button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.


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