Hello, I have read a lot of posts on here about personal laptop CPU's usage spiking while gaming, watching videos, or opening programs. I have tried all of the recommendations given and still have not seen any results. Anytime I open any program, game, or anything my CPU usage spikes to ~50% or higher. I have closed all of the processes that can afford to not be running, but the that does not help. Whatever program is opened or running, no matter what it is, keeps spiking the CPU. An example is if I run a game, such as League of Legends, it will start out fine with ~40 fps but slowly drop to ~7 to 10 fps. I have set all of the graphics to low and turned shadows off and it does not help. My CPU fan stopped working and I took apart my laptop and fixed it and blew it out with compressed air, but all that fixed was the heating issue. The hottest the CPU gets now is ~60c. Before my fan went out, I could run anything without a problem. I have run AVG, Malwarebyte, CCleaner, updated all the drivers but nothing seems to help. Here are some screenshots I took: : This is just from opening League of Legends. This is from opening techspot.com. Here is a screenshot with the Resource Monitor. Here is my system information: Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120330-1504) System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard System Model: HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook PC Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 450 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz Memory: 4096MB RAM Available OS Memory: 3894MB RAM DirectX Version: DirectX 11 Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics (Core i5) Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz) Driver File Version: 8.15.0010.2622 (English) Driver Version: 220.127.116.1122 Driver Model: WDDM 1.1 I cannot figure it out, and its driving me mad. Thanks in advance for any and all help.