Random CPU usage. Also lag spikes on games.


TS Rookie
Hey. This is an awful issue for me I've been having.

I may open a browser and it will work fine for a while. Or I may be browsing and it takes 10 seconds just to highlight whatever I'm hovering my mouse over. I check CPU usage and it's at 100%...

Usually I will play a game of sc2 and it will be chugging along at 65-110 fps on lowest and then suddenly lag... freeze and jump. Then maybe 2 games later I play through a whole game at 90 fps.

I recently REFORMATED so it is NOT a virus issue or a ****ed up registry issue or similar.

I'm using AMD Athlon 64x2.

Windows Vista 32 bit. Service pack 2.

Please help me, this is killing me

Doctor John

TS Enthusiast
Have you checked for software conflicts (anything else in task manager using much CPU/memory)? Scanned for viruses (just for completeness)?


TS Rookie
It's not much to check.

This is an issue I've had for a whiile now and have been unable to find any help anywhere.


TS Rookie
I mean this in an entirely genuine and friendly way, but I'm having trouble telling whether you're being sarcastic or not, I just don't have a full grasp on your last post.

Thanks for your interest in my problem :)