I don't know much about computers so please let me know if I should have posted this in a different section.
My problem is that my processor continually runs at over at least 50% capacity even when I am not running anything. When I purchased the laptop this was not the case. It used to show 0-2% when I wasn't running anything. Now, as you may have guessed, everything is much slower - particularly, games that used to run perfectly are now unplayable.
I get this information from the screen where I press alt/ctrl/del. I don't know if this will help, but I'll list what I see there now.
Right now, all I am running is this browser and the CPU Usage indicator is fluctuating between 50 and 60%. Under 'processes' is says '58' and 'Commit Charge' is '564M/1504M'. There is a lot of activity on the processes tab also, but I don't know if any of this is relevant. Could someone help me out? If you think you know what it might be I'll post all the information that may be relevant.
Thank you for your help.