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Windows 7: Not Sure What to make of this

13 Jan 2010   #1
AdmiralInman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Not Sure What to make of this

I am experiencing Serious CPU usage in Games that should not use it.
When Running Games with settings maxed it eats about 80-95% of my CPU.
This is a little puzzling as I have a Phenom II X4 940 Denab and a GTX 295.
I am using Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Latest Drivers Latest DirectX.
Any Ideas Suggestions?


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13 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome, Admiral!

Without knowing what game you are playing, I cannot say for sure, but that does not seem unreasonable to me. Try looking up the game online, and seeing if that is normal.

Hope this helps,
~JK
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13 Jan 2010   #3
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AdmiralInman View Post
I am experiencing Serious CPU usage in Games that should not use it.
When Running Games with settings maxed it eats about 80-95% of my CPU.
This is a little puzzling as I have a Phenom II X4 940 Denab and a GTX 295.
I am using Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Latest Drivers Latest DirectX.
Any Ideas Suggestions?
Do you mean the CPU or the GPU. On either one, thats not unreasonable. Remember that games require a lot of resources, especially with maxed out settings.
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13 Jan 2010   #4
AdmiralInman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That would be all well and dandy normally but I used to be running XP and it used no where near this amount of CPU. And I Mean The CPU. My GPU is doing fine.
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13 Jan 2010   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Were you running XP on the same machine or a different one?
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13 Jan 2010   #6
AdmiralInman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Same machine
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13 Jan 2010   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That might be why. If the game was designed for Vista or 7, and you were playing it on XP, perhaps it disabled some of its processor intensive features.

Also, 7 does use more resources than XP, so resource consumption in general will be higher.

But, as Coolness said, 80-95% is normal for games.
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13 Jan 2010   #8
AdmiralInman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok Thanks for the heads up.
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14 Jan 2010   #9
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AdmiralInman View Post
Ok Thanks for the heads up.
Did you have the same settings on? Or lower?
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