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Windows 7: Very High CPU usage on games - programs.

24 Sep 2014   #1
Miyoki

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Very High CPU usage on games - programs.

Hello

So.. i've got an issue with my cpu (which i'm 100% sure it is around).

It seem to run with very high usage on games, programs, etc.. (approx 25-35% cpu usage).

My cpu is a i7 3.4ghz cpu (which shouldn't use that much at ALL).

It started ever since my first reinstall of windows. my cpu seems to go "berserk", and aswell my graphic card seems to be affected by it aswell. with very poor fps, frame lagg and whatever not (i'd guess it's the cpu fault, as i did change my graphic card)..

so far to resolve the issue, i've tryed to reinstall windows (to home premium, ultimate, xp, etc), bought new motherboard, harddisc, graphic card, ram.. basically everything been replaced once, beside the power supply, cd drive and cpu..

i tryed something called cpu-z.. heres the result:


of what i heard, it seems normal and nothing wrong with it.. which makes me even more confused..

the cpu is not overclocked (i wouldn't touch it, i'm simply an idiot to such things, so i'd break the cpu if i tryed :/)

so i'm here for general suggestions, overall ideas for it.. I can provide more info if needed.


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24 Sep 2014   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Miyoki,

If you say that it is using 25-30% while you are playing games. I would say, it is normal. But, yes one thing you should be concerned is the temperature of the CPU and GPU. Does the PC shuts down randomly? If not, then its ok.
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24 Sep 2014   #3
Miyoki

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archer View Post
Hi Miyoki,

If you say that it is using 25-30% while you are playing games. I would say, it is normal. But, yes one thing you should be concerned is the temperature of the CPU and GPU. Does the PC shuts down randomly? If not, then its ok.
it used to take approximately 2-5% cpu.

If i have anything on my other monitor or anything open in the background (overally shown) it will cause lagg, strange lagg. weither it's notepad or firefox.

I've cleaned my pc a few times and seems to be fine.. all there really made it go like this, was a reinstall. it was perfectly fine before :/.. like, let's take a game named runescape, it would use approximately 34% cpu on the client.. the other game osu, is just in the menu and it takes 20-25% cpu just on that. if not minimised.. if it's minimised, it would use 10-14% cpu (which i find really high).

i know theres more games behaving like this and programs for that sake. i just noticed those 2 mostly.

EDIT: i don't find this normal at all, if you check osu.exe :
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24 Sep 2014   #4
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

You can download a sysinternals tool called Process Monitor v2.96 By Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell (microsoft) this will give you a much better view than task manager and you will be able to see whats using your cpu etc. shut processors down etc the website explains it very well also there is a suite of tools

you can get it here
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24 Sep 2014   #5
Miyoki

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

which application do i open o_o?

theres like alot in there.
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24 Sep 2014   #6
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

See this


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24 Sep 2014   #7
Miyoki

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archer View Post
See this
i already downloaded it. but theres like. alot of applications inside the folder itself. so thats why i'm asking o_o
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24 Sep 2014   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

I'm going to be honest with you. I think you are looking in the wrong place. Nothing is wrong with the CPU usage you are claiming. Your usage is not high at all. 100% is high CPU usage, not 30%. To say your CPU used to only be 5% usage during gaming is nonsense.

You said you changed the graphics card, what did you change from? Lets be honest, the Gt 630 is a very low end card.
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24 Sep 2014   #9
Miyoki

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
I'm going to be honest with you. I think you are looking in the wrong place. Nothing is wrong with the CPU usage you are claiming. Your usage is not high at all. 100% is high CPU usage, not 30%. To say your CPU used to only be 5% usage during gaming is nonsense.

You said you changed the graphics card, what did you change from? Lets be honest, the Gt 630 is a very low end card.
well.. either looking the wrong place or missing something, and the cpu part is correct.. the game osu, is just during the menu and the menu overally doesn't take that much. if we compare to what i used to use and what other use on the game, it's way to high. people with worse cpu, use less... overally it takes to much cpu..

it may be else were, but overally i really doubt it. as i changed graphic card for the solo reason, i couldn't fix it on my previous card. I figured changing graphic card would help, but no.

i ended up replacing invidual component since it didn't work as it should and now i'm here, with just the cpu, power supply and cd drive, to be replaced.

i'm open for suggestions, but i don't see how the graphic card would be issue :/
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24 Sep 2014   #10
Miyoki

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

i'm confused on this :


why does it say "aviable graphic memory", like.. the card itself was only 4gb overally..

and another thing, i looked up everywhere and i can't seem to find a good palce to check what is a good card or not, by the name.. so

is this card anything good : GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 600 Series - GV-N650OC-4GI

it's the cheapest gtx, with 4gb theres available here.. so i want your view on that :/..

(i'm up for trying to change graphic card again, to check if that's whats the issue, since you said it was low end card or well..)
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