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90-100% CPU usage

By Andranos
Nov 8, 2013
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  1. Hey Guys,

    I've posted something similar about this around several months ago but since the problem seems to be gone, I decided to let it go but now, it comes back :( . There wasn't any real solution from my last time so I decided to bring it up once more. So yeah, pretty much the same problem, the CPU Usage jumped to around 90-100ish and my in-game FPS drop to around 5-10 so it's been really bugging me.

    My system specs:

    System Manufacturer: Alienware
    System Model: M17xR3
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2820QM CPU @ 2.30GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
    Memory: 16384MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 16366MB RAM
    Page File: 8091MB used, 24638MB available
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce GTX 460M
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Display Memory: 4048 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 1488 MB
    Shared Memory: 2559 MB

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    Cheers

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  2. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,199   +516

    Well, if im reading correctly, the CPU usage is due to google chrome, you have like 10 processes running just google chrome on that page alone and some of the pages are eating up your CPU according to the chart.
  3. Andranos

    Andranos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I already tested it again actually but didn't manage to get the screenshot. Closed the chrome and only opened Dota 2 just to verify if Chrome is really the problem but still, the CPU usage reached about 99%. So I'm pretty sure Chrome is not the source of the problem :)
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,932   +899

    Wow, Google Chrome is using a lot of memory and CPU power. What version of Chrome are you using? Also, have you tried running a virus scan? You are running UTorrent, which may point to a possible virus since a lot of Torrents are virus-infested. Before running any scans, go into Chrome, press the three bars, go to tools, then go to task manager. Take a screenshot of that please.
  5. Andranos

    Andranos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hmm, the problem seems to be gone (again). I remember that the highest one was shockwave flash since I watched Dota 2 live streams. But again, after I closed and end all the processes for chrome, the problem was back after around 5 minutes and keep going on... I'll post a screenshot as soon as the trouble rises again :p

    Oh and my laptop is protected by BitDefender + MalwareBytes and I scan my laptop at daily basis
  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,932   +899

    What version of Chrome are you using and can you please take a screen shot of the task manager in Chrome like I said in the above post.
  7. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 896   +39

    During period of high CPU usage, in the Task Manager, click on "Show Processes from All Users". That should give you a better idea of what the problem might be.

    I was experiencing high CPU usage recently on my work laptop, nothing showed in Task Manager, until I clicked on Show Processes from All Users. Turned out the McAffee scanner was running in the background.
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  8. Andranos

    Andranos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Attached Files:

  9. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 896   +39

    From the Task Manager in the 1st post, the CPU usage of processes shown accounts for ~80%. What's consuming the other 16%?
  10. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,932   +899

    Flash is using a lot. I think the issue is with another user. Is there more than 1 user on this PC?
  11. Andranos

    Andranos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, I'm the only one who's using it
     
  12. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 896   +39

    Not exactly high CPU usage but it does illustrates my post above (#7). By checking "Show processes from all users", you'll see other programs that's not shown. In my case, "mcshield.exe" doesn't show unless the box is checked.

    So if your problem is reproducible, try clicking/checking "Show processes from all users" during high CPU usage.

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  13. Andranos

    Andranos TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Will Do and I'll attach it when my laptop is laggin again


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