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Windows 7: CPU Running High Freq

24 Feb 2016   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
CPU Running High Freq

Something in Windows is causing my poor laptop CPU (Intel i7-2720qm) to run at around 110% - 130% frequency all the time. This is, of course, causing it to run hot. I thought maybe HyperV was installed, so I checked services, but couldn't find it. Any idea what the culprit may be? Win7 Pro x64.


It seems to have calmed down now. I don't know what could have been causing it. I even have Windows Update set to not automatically download updates. Taskmanager had showed svchost (net services) as being the most CPU taxing for a while, but I don't know what or why. But it does this on a fairly regular basis.

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