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Windows 7: timeserver.exe/time-svc.exe 100% GPU usage

03 Aug 2013   #1
Ganjamanyeah

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
timeserver.exe/time-svc.exe 100% GPU usage

Hi, for a few weeks now I've noticed my GPU running at 100% and looking at top process monitor/task manager the culprit is timeserver.exe 32 and time-svc.exe, when it starts GPU will stay at 100% usage till i kill the processes, I've been to the time servers and swapped time server to no avail, starting to naff me off now, help well appreciated


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03 Aug 2013   #2
Ganjamanyeah

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

i take it no 1 has any clue
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03 Aug 2013   #3
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09 Aug 2013   #4
mathesar

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ganjamanyeah View Post
i take it no 1 has any clue
I had this same problem a few months ago with TimeServer.exe (GTX 480 videocard was idling @ 77C), Here's how I fixed it:

Reboot into safe mode and delete the Time directory located in ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\ , But before you delete it check the creation date of the directory / files and see if you can match it up with any programs in your add/remove programs list (Programs & Features in control panel).

The Time directory isn't a part of Windows and can be deleted safely, I haven't had any GPU throttling problems since then.
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28 Aug 2013   #5
Qrush

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mathesar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ganjamanyeah View Post
i take it no 1 has any clue
I had this same problem a few months ago with TimeServer.exe (GTX 480 videocard was idling @ 77C), Here's how I fixed it:

Reboot into safe mode and delete the Time directory located in ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\ , But before you delete it check the creation date of the directory / files and see if you can match it up with any programs in your add/remove programs list (Programs & Features in control panel).

The Time directory isn't a part of Windows and can be deleted safely, I haven't had any GPU throttling problems since then.
I just stumbled upon the same problem. I found the folder ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\time, noticed that it was installed at august 16th and found the application on that date too. I just rebooted the PC in safe mode, zipped and removed the Time directory. The GPU is now running at 0% .

Too clean things I also deleted the service running this: check tour services for the service time, check if that points to the removed directory. In that case, open a prompt and type: sc delete time

I did not remove the application yet, I first want to check if it is just something that came along in the installation.

I assume this is some sort of trojan, but none of my virus scanners (F-Secure, MalwareByte, Microsoft Defender) reported any issue on those files.

Much thanks for the tip, I would not have found it otherwise.
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18 Sep 2013   #6
Ganjamanyeah

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

hi guys, a bit late on but got the problem again today via a game a downloaded and installed, my question IS, is this only an nvidia card problem as i cant seem to find any amd card user getting the same problem
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22 Sep 2013   #7
Qrush

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ganjamanyeah View Post
hi guys, a bit late on but got the problem again today via a game a downloaded and installed, my question IS, is this only an nvidia card problem as i cant seem to find any amd card user getting the same problem
I had this problem on a system running an AMD 7870 Ghz Edition card. But also on an Nvidia, it has nothing to do with the GPU I guess, except that it is looking for performance. It seems this program runs calculations using ones GPU, for crunching bitcoins for example. It is possible that it is just installing/running if the graphics card meets certain performance/hardware criteria.
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