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Windows 7: High CPU when resizing windows

20 Aug 2011   #1
duojet

windows 7 home premium sp1
 
 
High CPU when resizing windows

Hi, when I resize windows I get a considerable CPU hit, anywhere from 35% to 70%. My processor and GPU are decent so I'm not sure why this would happen, but it sometimes causes audio crackles and other glitches. I am on the Nvidia 260.99 drivers. Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance for any help!


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20 Aug 2011   #2
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Update the Nvidia driver, version 260.99 is old
NVIDIA DRIVERS 280.26 WHQL
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20 Aug 2011   #3
duojet

windows 7 home premium sp1
 
 

There have been alot of issues with that version so I am hesitating. Maybe I'll update to 275.33. The driver I have is considered one of the stable ones.
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20 Aug 2011   #4
duojet

windows 7 home premium sp1
 
 

updated to 280.26 driver and the problem is still there.
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20 Aug 2011   #5
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by duojet View Post
updated to 280.26 driver and the problem is still there.
Do you have any programs running at the same time?
Run a scan of Malwarebytes
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20 Aug 2011   #6
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would start up task manager and watch what process is sucking up the cpu's percentage the most when you resize the window probably explorer but you could have something else that is causing it. Just make a note of the process.
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20 Aug 2011   #7
duojet

windows 7 home premium sp1
 
 

Hi guys, thanks for the suggestions. Nothing found on malwarebytes scan. Also, in task manager, the app using the CPU is the app I am resizing. So it doesn't look like its a background process thing.

google chrome is the worst culprit. I see that you guys have nvidia cards. How is the CPU usage when you resize windows?
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20 Aug 2011   #8
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My cpu jumps to 10% to 13% when resizing a window which on my computer is normal.
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