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Windows 7: CPU usage from 1 to 30% when moving the cursor

04 Aug 2010   #1
fANAT1C

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
CPU usage from 1 to 30% when moving the cursor

Hello all

today I was bored so I randomly opened taskmanager and went to the performance-tab. My CPU usage was 30% in taskmanager when moving around my mouse cursor randomly (not opening anything, clicking anything etc). Then I had to do something downstairs, so went downstrairs with the performance-tab still opened, came back and saw that the CPU usage was 1%. But as soon as I moved my mouse the CPU usage went up from 1% to 30% in no-time. Though my laptop has no problems at all performance-related.

is it normal that the CPU usage goes up so high just because you're moving the cursor?

Specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 @2.2 GHz
4 GB RAM DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240m 1 GB

edit: and ofcourse Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)


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04 Aug 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fANAT1C View Post
Hello all

today I was bored so I randomly opened taskmanager and went to the performance-tab. My CPU usage was 30% in taskmanager when moving around my mouse cursor randomly (not opening anything, clicking anything etc). Then I had to do something downstairs, so went downstrairs with the performance-tab still opened, came back and saw that the CPU usage was 1%. But as soon as I moved my mouse the CPU usage went up from 1% to 30% in no-time. Though my laptop has no problems at all performance-related.

is it normal that the CPU usage goes up so high just because you're moving the cursor?

Specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 @2.2 GHz
4 GB RAM DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240m 1 GB

edit: and ofcourse Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
Same specs (dell Duo core) and yep it is the same. Mine rig 32bit- 4gigs win 7
ultimate
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04 Aug 2010   #3
nbkp

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fANAT1C View Post
Hello all

today I was bored so I randomly opened taskmanager and went to the performance-tab. My CPU usage was 30% in taskmanager when moving around my mouse cursor randomly (not opening anything, clicking anything etc). Then I had to do something downstairs, so went downstrairs with the performance-tab still opened, came back and saw that the CPU usage was 1%. But as soon as I moved my mouse the CPU usage went up from 1% to 30% in no-time. Though my laptop has no problems at all performance-related.

is it normal that the CPU usage goes up so high just because you're moving the cursor?

Specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 @2.2 GHz
4 GB RAM DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240m 1 GB

edit: and ofcourse Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
Just tried it now and it happens to me. I doubt it will have much of an affect on anything though.

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600 @2.9 GHz
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04 Aug 2010   #4
freaky88

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

doesnt happen on mine
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04 Aug 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I do not see that happening. Check in the processes tab of TM which process causes that.
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04 Aug 2010   #6
The Master

Windows 7 Ultimate (Build 7600)
 
 

i think its not a problem it just so happens on some computers
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04 Aug 2010   #7
fANAT1C

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Well, the performance of my system is not going down but I was just wondering. Never noticed it before, though I think it was doing so all the time.
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04 Aug 2010   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

It depends on the mouse, how the ports are configured, it is usb or PS/2, what drivers for the mouse, etc.
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04 Aug 2010   #9
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

First, 30% CPU use age is not high; although it is certainly higher than idle. My mouse will cause that sporadically. Other services can can cause it, too.
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