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Hi,

As the title says. It used to downclock to around 800mhz before but has started to stay overclocked recently. Made sure I was in Balanced power mode but that didn't change but it did downclock in Power Saving mode. Went to the bios and loaded the optimized defaults but that didn't change and made sure that EIST IIRC and Intel C state were enabled.


CPU usage is much higher than it should be for just browsing. It's about 27% even in power saver mode when all I have open is Firefox. Is there anything else I can do?
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Do you see that 25% load in the realtemp window somewhere in the top area? Something seems to be using the CPU continually (the 25% there perhaps means one of the four cores is running 100% of the time).

In the task manager, click on that "show processes from all users" checkbox in the bottom left to maybe find the process. It could be something like an antivirus or malware scan working through all files, which might take a long time to complete.

This problem might be more of a question for the Windows area of overclock.net, not the Intel CPU area.
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Ah well it's CPU related so I thought it was the right place. Looks like svchost.exe is using a bunch of memory so I checked out what it could be and found these things were running so what can I disable?




Edited by vong10 - 7/27/16 at 1:41am
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I bet it's the Windows Update service working on something, and it's for some reason taking a really long time to complete.

You can try to research more about what's going on with the "Resource Monitor" tool of Windows. There's a button to start it on the performance tab of the task manager (or just type 'resource' in the Start menu). The resource monitor shows a more complete process name instead of just "svchost.exe". That might hint to what the job of that one particular svchost.exe process is. Compared to the task manager, it can also show CPU usage for the actual list of services, not just for the processes list.

When you are in the resource monitor tool, go to its "CPU" tab to see cpu usage and click on the fat, gray "services" bar to expand that list. After you find the name of that service that's using the CPU non-stop, see if there's something interesting about it with Google, like people complaining about it.
Edited by deepor - 7/27/16 at 2:03am
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Yeah seems it was windows update causing the load. Disable automatic updates and it's now down to 3% idle.
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