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I7-3770k constant at 24% idle?

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My i7 is constant at 24% usage all the time, and i want to know what causes it..

Can the use of 4 monitors be the reason?
Can a 480p video in vlc or mpc cause it?
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Check task manager for the the process that is using your CPU.
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post #3 of 8
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That's the problem, none of them acts like it's either of them, they all just randomize with their 1-6% usages (of those active there)

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post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by sonarctica View Post

My i7 is constant at 24% usage all the time, and i want to know what causes it..

Can the use of 4 monitors be the reason?
Can a 480p video in vlc or mpc cause it?

looks about normal...esp if your running a video/players in the background also looks like you have multiple chrome tabs open etc...plus whatever that desktop raptr is...

have you tried restarting the pc to see what the usage is after a min or so after reboot? mine on idle average 1-4% usage its normal.
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post #5 of 8
I've never run Raptr, so I can't say what's normal for it or not.

MSI AB shouldn't be producing much of any CPU utilization, nor should task manager itself.
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post #6 of 8
Click the "Show processors from all users" button in task manager. 24% is a lot for idling with a few applications so I would say the computer is doing something in the background.
post #7 of 8
Go to the "performance" tab, and click resource monitor. It shows you some things the Task Manager doesn't, like system interrupts and service CPU usage.

Looks like background programs could be eating some CPU time, but 25% is an awful lot.... On a quad core, 23-25% usually means some single program is eating a whole thread.
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Raptr is a network speed stealer from personal experience.
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