CPU usage spiking

By Spicey
Oct 24, 2011
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  1. My computer suddenly started running slow and i noticed cpu usage was spiking like mad, just opening google chrome it goes from 1% - 18%+, Also if i open another tab it spikes into the 40's and so on, most ive seen it at is 80s. which is bad, i know. Does anyone know how to reduce or fix this problem?, thnx
  2. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 566   +25

    its not exactly bad to have it in the 80's, won't hurt it.
    What are your computer specs?
  3. Spicey

    Spicey TS Rookie Topic Starter

    windows 7 home premium
  4. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 566   +25

    no i mean like what CPU and Motherboard and Ram...
  5. Spicey

    Spicey TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66ghz 2.66gz

    Ram: 4.00 GB

    This what you on about?
  6. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 566   +25

    yes lol, ok so your hardware isn't the problem. In task manager what are the most processors with cpu usage?
  7. Spicey

    Spicey TS Rookie Topic Starter

    There all at 00 apart from google chrome which is jumping from 01 - 05 and desktop windows manager which is going 01 - 02, There the only things jumping
  8. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 566   +25

    it all sounds normal, i think your just over worrying about it, if you want install passmark performance test V.6 and run it, should pass at atleast 600-700
  9. Spicey

    Spicey TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well thanks for help
  10. maxamillion125

    maxamillion125 TS Rookie

    Sounds normal to me.
  11. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 465

    What CPU and MOBO you have. Give us more info about your setup.

    You need to go to task manager , right click taskbar and go to task manager.

    Put check in show all processes. Now look at what EXE is causing this CPU usage and spikes. let me know.. gl

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