CPU usage still spikes after virus scan

By Keija
May 1, 2010
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  1. I've searched around, couldn't find anything that helped. Recently my PC has been having huge CPU spikes while playing games and such. I've ran virus/spyware scanners and some things were found and taken care of, but none of it helped. Thanks in advance.
  2. nik11105

    nik11105 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 104

    what proccesor do you have??
  3. Keija

    Keija Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+
  4. Dalmighty

    Dalmighty Newcomer, in training

    This usually happens if the game is CPU excessive and it isn't optimised for multi threading.

    EIther this or you're running background apps that impact your computer performance.
  5. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TechSpot Maniac Posts: 378

  6. Keija

    Keija Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I didn't notice before but I was watching my processes with the task manager and it even spikes while nothing is running. Right after a reboot with nothing open and everything loaded up.

    -edit- Thanks for the replies.
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