Hi, For a while now, my computer has been spiking on CPU usage when doing things, mainly playing games. At first it only happened after hours of play and only with online games, now it seems to happen all the time with all games after only a few minutes, which is incredibly frustrating. When idling, or doing anything, CPU usage, temperature and memory usage are all normal (CPU idles at around 2-10%, temp around 60 C) but when I boot up a game and play for awhile, it suddenly jumps to near 100% and stays there. These are the same games I've logged hours into before, and they could be played on my computer fine before this started happening. Not only does it spike, even after I turn the game off, the CPU usage either stays near 100% or is still abnormally high, as in idling at around 30%, and any new process drives up the usage back to 90+ levels. The offending process never actually shows up; it always add up to way less than 100% in task manager. I at first thought it was the temperature, but CoreTemp reports normal temps until after the computer has been at 100% for awhile. I've run Malwarebytes and Microsoft Security, and came up clean. It's starting to drive me crazy. Item Details Windows: Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (64-bit) (Build 7600) Memory (RAM): 3893 MB CPU Info: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz CPU Speed: 2260.7 MHz Display Adapters: Intel(R) HD Graphics | Intel(R) HD Graphics | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver Manufacturer *: Dell Inc. Product Make *: Inspiron N4010 BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 03/31/11 | DELL - 6040000 Motherboard *: Dell Inc. 021CN3 Thanks in advance!