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What is keeping my CPU busy? -screenshot-

Discussion in Technical Support started by SmurfStoner, May 22, 2013

  1. Dec 12, 2011
    Something has been keeping my CPU busy when nothing is running. I have 2 partitions for windows and booted into each one and I'm showing the same random usage.

    The usage bounces between 50% & 70%.

    I'm not experiencing any performance loss but its preventing the fans from going to their idle temp/speed when I'm away.

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    SmurfStoner, May 22, 2013 Last edited by SmurfStoner, May 22, 2013
  2. Apr 9, 2007
    Click Show Usage From All Users.
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    • Dec 12, 2011
      Oh ok. Is this normal? I swear I'm used to seeing the usage at 1% or 3% cpu usage during idle all this time.

    • Jan 30, 2013
      Correct me if im wrong, but, looking at the svchost.exe, no, its really not normal(a few percent usage would be normal). They shouldnt be using that much CPU usage unless the services they are supporting are being heavily used, or doing work. It seems like you have a service/services running in the background using up CPU resources.

      If you want, download Proccess Explorer, and see what services are running on that proccess, then disable them, and see if it stops. I usually keep most services disabled for better performance, but thats just me.
      RedM00N, May 22, 2013 Last edited by RedM00N, May 22, 2013
    • Apr 9, 2007
      Right click image name, should be something called Select Columns, from there select the show command line box. From here go back and expand the window to capture the entire command line of the offender. From here we can determine which system service it is.
    • Sep 6, 2010
      Well, I'm not sure what processor you are using but seems like a lot of programs are running. You can uninstall all the unnecessary programs that you don't need or select option so that they don't run on start up. Also, there could be some spyware/viruses that are draining your memory. Download a spyware removal program, perform a full computer scan. I'm using Malwarebytes, AVG and Microsoft Security Essentials. They're all free.
    • Dec 12, 2011

      This is what I have now.

    • Aug 2, 2010
      Dcomlaunch eh?

      Try unplugging things plugged into your USB drives one by one and see which one the culprit is.
    • Feb 21, 2007
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      • Dec 12, 2011
        I did some research and some blamed it on the "cool n quiet" feature and the processor management settings under power options in control panel. I tweaked a few things and now idle is currently 6% cpu usage and 31c which is better than it was before.

        I'm sure somewhere down the lines I have a chipset driver issue but too lazy to do much about it.

        The minimum processor state setting was at 5% , changed to 1%
        System cooling policy was set to Active, changed to passive.
        Maximum processor state was at 100% , didn't change it.
        PCI express power savings was set to Moderate, turned it off.
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