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Windows 7: High CPU Usage


31 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
High CPU Usage

I believe I have pin pointed my high cpu usage problem. I noticed that the svchost.exe is using alot of cpu at random times. It's killing my COD:Black Ops game. I've attached a screenshot of the services running under the svchost.exe process. What do I do next?




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31 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

svchost.exe is a shell of sorts that can have many other programs running under it. A good way to see exactly what is running under each one (there are many running, I currently have 14) is to run Process Explorer

It can show you what is under each copy of svchost.exe and how much CPU each is using.
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31 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

My cpu usage is in the single digits until I start Black Ops and then some of them start up.
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31 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Process Explorer can still help you see what the cause is. If it's Black Ops then I don't have any suggestions. But first, see what is using all the CPU.
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01 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What do I do when I find this program hogging my cpu?
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01 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

If it's Black Ops then you live with it I guess or get a faster CPU or add more memory and see if that helps. If it's another program perhaps it can be terminated when you run BO?
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12 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Hello,

after a week of agony with high CPU usage (svchost.exe was the reason), and many different tricks - here is the solution (worked for me): disable IP Helper. If you don't use IPv6 protocol, you can do it safely. Finally my CPU works like it should.
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