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Windows 7: constant CPU spikes when gaming/watching video

07 Jun 2015   #51
kory360

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Other than seeing if it runs OK in safe mode I really have no idea what else to try. This is frustrating I can't play the Witcher!


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07 Jun 2015   #52
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Clear CMOS does not break anything.
It resets BIOS to default settings and clears the hardware list, ready to create a new list on the next boot.
The only thing that can go wrong is if your Windows was installed in AHCI mode and the default SATA controller setting is IDE, and even then it is just a simple task of switching it back to AHCI to get going again.
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07 Jun 2015   #53
kory360

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

OK I ran safe mode for about an hour and while I didn't have a spike I couldn't really open any program that would cause one so I honestly have no idea if the problem persists in safe mode, sorry.
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10 Jun 2015   #54
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kory360 View Post
OK I ran safe mode for about an hour and while I didn't have a spike I couldn't really open any program that would cause one so I honestly have no idea if the problem persists in safe mode, sorry.
Well from here if nothing changed, then I would do a clean install. Install your programs one by one and see which is the culprit. Painful but should help.
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12 Jun 2015   #55
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you go to your BIOS to make sure the time there is set right
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