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Windows 7: GPU usage rising when idle? Is this normal?

02 Mar 2014   #11
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

You could have picked up some drive by malware from that site...

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02 Mar 2014   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
You could have picked up some drive by malware from that site...
Figured as much, but when it first started happening, I ran Malwarebytes, it detected nothing. Also used McAfee Site Adviser to scan the site, and that said there was nothing suspicious on it (not sure how reliable that is, though).

Also, my GPU isn't at high rates 24/7, right now it's running at a happy 0% usage, but after going to that site it goes to 60% - 80% for about an hour after completely leaving the site and closing firefox (as well as all other applications).

Not sure what to think of it. But even with my GPU usage being normal, the framerate stuttering is still occurring, and I didn't have that prior to this. Not sure if that's related, or just coincidental.
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