CPU usage still spikes after virus scan

By Keija ยท 5 replies
May 1, 2010
  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 TS Enthusiast Posts: 74

    what proccesor do you have??
  3. Keija

    Keija TS Rookie Topic Starter

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

    Dalmighty TS Rookie

    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 TS Guru Posts: 271

  6. Keija

    Keija TS Rookie 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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