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I just noticed that my cpu is consistently running at 99%. I go into task manager and most to the programs are running at 1% or less. I don't see any big cpu hog running in the background. How can I find the culprit to fix this big usage? I noticed my games have been running choppy as hell. That's why.
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post #2 of 12
It's your system Idle Process that's taking up the processor usage. It happens on mine as well..

Put a tick into show processes from all users.

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does it say 100% in performance tab or in processes?
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you have a task running in the bg , start task manager to find out what it is and end it ..

just look for the program running 99%
    
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type 'msconfig' in 'run' and post a screen shot of the startup tab here.
    
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^^ what he said , and of task manager processes.
    
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whats your power options set to? If its not for power saving, it may be set to idle at 99% , Just trying to think here of what else besides a BG program taking up 99% proc.
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whats your power options set to? If its not for power saving, it may be set to idle at 99% , Just trying to think here of what else besides a BG program taking up 99% proc.
I may be wrong but I believe that power option only decides to keep the cpu under full/less power, it has nothing to do with cpu load.
    
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post #9 of 12
Its just the system idle process. Its normal
    
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Like I said, no big users under windows task manager. Yet, 99-100% cpu usage.
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