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Okay, I seriously think theres something wrong with either my CPU or my mobo and since the mobo is related to the CPU directly I put it in this section. I'm getting pretty high cpu usage from doing normal things, like I'll be listening to music and be surfing the internet and my CPU usage will jump up to 70% and above for no reason. Then back down to the normal (about 4-7%) Then jump back up again. I don't have anything running aside from necessary processes, WMP, and Firefox. Theres no reason that it should be using that much of the CPU. Any ideas...?
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I'm assuming you've ruled out spyware, virus or such?

Do you use a firewall (NOT windows firewall, hehe.. worthless IMO) and anti spyware and virus software?
    
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i dont think it has to do w/ your cpu much, but have you done virus scans, scanned for spyware?
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Yep, I've scanned multiple times, about four or five in the past week. And as a side note, it did it right after I reformatted as well. If that helps.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xerasyte View Post
Yep, I've scanned multiple times, about four or five in the past week. And as a side note, it did it right after I reformatted as well. If that helps.
Scanned for spyware, virus, both?

Hrms. What about a firewall?

-edit-

BTW, something fun and useful, you might wanna check out the Shields Up online vulnerability scanner. I swear by this thing in finding out if my rigs are secure.

https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
    
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post #6 of 12
Thats normal.

Whenever you do a tak the CPU always jumps to 100% usage to get it done.

It might seem odd but imagine if the CPU only user 1% of its power for simple tasks. It would take forever, but it would seem "normal"


Hope this helps!
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post #7 of 12
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Scanned for spyware, virus, both?

Hrms. What about a firewall?
Scanned for both yep, I use Mcaffe (don't scoff or anything. Mcaffe is solid) Never had a problem with em yet.
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post #8 of 12
When you launch something the CPU usage jumps to like 100% then back down to normal.. Is this whats happing?
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When you reformatted did you go with a different GFX driver?
If you did then roll back.
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xerasyte View Post
Scanned for both yep, I use Mcaffe (don't scoff or anything. Mcaffe is solid) Never had a problem with em yet.
Not scoffing, but you sure McAfee isn't causing these spikes? Lol.. in my experience that and Norton's are MAJOR resource hogs and like to do stuff like that, especially when using their live detection and monitoring BS..
    
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