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Windows 7: My CPU usage is abnormal

17 Jan 2015   #1
enterman1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
My CPU usage is abnormal

Hello, I've been playing on my pc and on all games I've encountered lag issues. When I checked the performance my CPU was at 100%. So I checked to see what was causing it but there was only 25% of the CPU actually in use.
What's happening?!
specs: Nvidia 760 2gb
Intel 3.2 Ghz quad core
8 gb ram
1650x1080 p resolution


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17 Jan 2015   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

What do you see that shows "CPU was at 100%", and "25% of the CPU actually in use" ?

Posting screen prints can be real helpful:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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17 Jan 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

I do believe that doing this tutorial by Brink would also be helpful to DavidE.
We need to see your system specs in the proper fashion and place.

System Info - See Your System Specs
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17 Jan 2015   #4
enterman1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So basically what the perfomance tab shows me is that 100% of the CPU is in usage. But when I check the running aplications and do the math it should be only 25%.
here you go:
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. H77M-D3H
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
Sound card: (1) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (2) VIA High Definition Audio (3) NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)
memory: 8gb
HDD: WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERMA0 ATA Device
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17 Jan 2015   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

Have you looked at the Processes tab, and checked Show processes from all users ?
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17 Jan 2015   #6
enterman1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

svchost is at 70% while playing minecraft is that normal?
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17 Jan 2015   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

I don't know, I'm not a gamer
I'll ask for more help here, or you could look in the Minecraft forum if they have one.
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17 Jan 2015   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

Well, at least you're not alone with this issue.
Here's a Bing for minecraft cpu 100%
minecraft cpu 100% - Bing
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17 Jan 2015   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That may be a driver issue. Run this program and if you have a lot of red bars, it is most likely a driver problem.
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17 Jan 2015   #10
enterman1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

the problem is not related to minecraft it happens regardless of what I do
I only get green bars
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