High CPU usage

By danroh
Dec 16, 2011
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  1. Hey guys,

    I am having a very difficult time understanding why my CPU has been high...
    Mainly, I discovered after playing CS (Counter Strike), just lagging out of no where when my Internet speed is perfectly fine..
    Turns out, my CPU usage would be at its 14% or whatnot, until I start moving my mouse. The moment I start drawing a circular motion across my screen, it goes up to 25~32%. When I start holding a click button and drag around (as if I am selecting multiple files), it goes up to 65~90%...

    I HIGHLY doubt that it is my mouse.. I tried on my track pad, it does the same thing.
    This never happened before from my understanding.

    Quick introduction to my "laptop".
    I am running 10.6 MacBookPro, 2007 model (NOT the black keys).

    I have a boot camp installed running Windows 7, 32 bit. (Like I said, it ran perfectly fine in the past, just randomly started happening. I also tried formatting my Windows side, still the same).

    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8300 @2.40GHz
    2Gbs Ram
    nVidia's Geforce 8600M GT

    My Mouse that I am using is Logitech G500. I did read on logitech forum about same issue but no solution. Ive also read same issue outside of logitech forum too... which is why I doubt its my mouse. I also uninstalled my logitech mouse driver (SetPoint) still does this.

    Anyone know why this is happening? o.O
  2. akannitaoheed

    akannitaoheed TS Rookie Posts: 79

    virus and malfunctioning apps consume cpu resources. Open task manager to see which app or process is using more than 10% of your procesor n disable it for a while to compare cpu performance.
  3. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Posts: 392

    This is quite normal in a dual core CPU. Don't worry about that unless you are noticing some serious performance drop in your applications.

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