Any game uses more cpu than it should.

September 10, 2011 at 09:40:33
Specs: Windows 7, 8.00
When I play any game for about 3-5 minutes it starts to use more cpu than it is supposed to.
I really don't know what is wrong. I just want to play D:

PC SPECS: Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)(7600.win7_gdr.110622-1503)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire M3900G
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5700 @ 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 6144MB RAM
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Display Memory: 3817 MB


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#1
September 10, 2011 at 13:17:28
What games? Do u notice FPS dropping?

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#2
September 10, 2011 at 14:28:33
That's the thing! No fps drops at all. It just takes over my cpu and rapes it. The fps stays exactly the same. And all games,except for ones that even a typewriter can run.

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#3
September 10, 2011 at 19:10:38
Run Malwarebytes to see if you have an infection.
Use Process Explorer (download from MS) to see what processes are running in the background and shut these down and see if that makes a difference, then either uninstall or stop from starting with Windows (msconfis>Start Tab) depending on what it is.
Since it is with a variety of games, I would think infection.

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#4
September 10, 2011 at 21:35:44
"That's the thing! No fps drops at all."

So are you watching the CPU usage meter instead of enjoying the game? Unless I'm missing something, nothing seems to be wrong. Games use more CPU time than your average program, and multithreaded games will use even more.

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#5
September 10, 2011 at 23:59:32
games use a lot more cpu than normal apps like jackbomb said cuz they need to do all the physics calculations and other stuff(i think).if there is no fps decrease you are allright.

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#6
September 14, 2011 at 17:31:48
sorry i couldn't post sooner was busy, I scanned PC with malwarebytes and no infection, I used that process explorer and I ran the game and i figured out that the game is taking up only 33% and this program called interrupts under system is taking up the rest, what is this program called interrupts? this has to be the problem

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#7
September 14, 2011 at 19:27:14
Interrupts is a normal part of Windows. If you look at the description it is listed as 'Hardware Interrupts'. This is where hardware or their drivers to be more correct are asking for CPU time. Much of this during a game may be your graphics card getting instructions and/or processing help. I may not be explaining it exactly correct but this is normal and your computer cannot run without it so it will not let you close it if you tried.

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#8
September 14, 2011 at 19:43:57
Well I'm trying everything that I can and it seems as tho that the memory goes ever 1million K, which I don't think is good.

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#9
September 14, 2011 at 19:50:48
Well I just figured out that it is taking up my gpu at 100%, what is the gpu? is it bad that it is at 100%?

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#10
September 14, 2011 at 23:26:58
gpu-graphics crocessing unit=graphics card

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#11
September 16, 2011 at 16:14:02
I think I know what the problem is, is it possible for the cpu to not be able to handle my graphics card? I upgraded it,but I don't think my cpu can handle it. Is that possible?

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#12
September 16, 2011 at 16:46:47
1- You said your games were running fine.
2- You said your CPU was running high but only when you were gaming.
3- You said your memory usage was high but only when you were gaming.
4- Your graphics card runs fine with your system, in fact you probably could get an even better graphics card and it would work even better with your games.
We all told you these things were all normal, what is your problem?
You do not have a problem. If your games were lagging I would only tell you that you may have upgraded your graphics card but for gaming you could have done better.
Look up your graphics card here (mid range):
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/m...
and here (high range):
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/h...
IF you are having a real problem then tell us, otherwise if your system runs your games fine, does not overheat, does not freeze up, does not suddenly shut down, then you are doing fine. I will remind you to do normal maintenance on your system though.

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#13
September 17, 2011 at 10:54:55
my games aren't running fine. My pc get's a lot of lag spikes constantly. And it makes doing anything while playing well, unplayable. And my graphics card is good for the games that I am playing. This happened after about one month or so from upgrading my graphics card to what it is now.

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#14
September 18, 2011 at 05:03:36
Try some general maintenance like disk clean up and disk defrag.
Check for programs running in the background that may be slowing you down.
Use msconfig start tab to uncheck background programs (leave MS & antivirus but most others are not needed), apply and restart the machine.
Install Speedfan or other program to monitor internal temperatures to see if that is where your lag comes from.
Use Windows Experience Index to see where your system is weaker.
Look for other sources of problems.

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#15
September 19, 2011 at 06:35:03
I used speedfan and my GPU is at 61C while just on the web, is that bad?

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#16
September 19, 2011 at 20:19:01
That is a bit high. How high after gaming for a while? If you were running 40's at idle and 60's (C) under load then that is acceptable, but if you are pushing a lot higher, say the high 80's while gaming then there may be your issue.

Another thought, what power supply are you running, if the wattage or the 12 volt amperage is not up to the video card's requirements then THAT is where your problem. It may work apparently normal BUT during sustained peak load it may be starved for juice and that could definitely be where your lag originates.

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#17
September 19, 2011 at 20:59:09
I can't figure out how many watts I have, how can I figure that out?

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#18
September 22, 2011 at 17:43:51
once again, how do i figure out how many watts i have?

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#19
September 23, 2011 at 04:47:08
Sorry, I have not checked back for a while.
The only sure way is opening the side of the computer and reading the specs off the label, hopefully they put the label on the side where you can read it without removing the power supply and turning it around. While the wattage is important, the amperage on the 12volt rail(s) is also very important as far as the graphics card is concerned. What happens is that many less expensive power supplies split the 12volt outputs into 2 or more 'rails' and each of these rails carry a portion of the available power (amperage) to the motherboard and accessories. The two highest users of the 12 volt power is the CPU and the graphics card so the power from one rail will be supplied to the CPU through the 4pin (or sometimes 8 pin) connector that plugs in near the CPU and the other 12volt rail supplies power to the graphics card through the 20 or 24 pin connector (other pins on this connector will power through to other parts of the board as well). IF you have two say 10 amp rails (12 volt) your one rail may have more than needed to power your CPU and some other parts and accessories but the other rail may not by itself have enough available power to feed the graphics card and some other parts and other accessories during peak loads. When this occurs your graphics may pause due to power starvation and this is the lag you are experiencing. This is not uncommon when upgrading graphics while still using the original power supply.
If you do determine that you need a new power supply, avoid the really cheap models, look for at least 100Watts MORE than what you have (probably 400-500Watts) with one single 12volt rail (so you can use all available power as needed), and 80% efficiency rated or better. You will find that there is little difference in price between 400, 500, and even 600 Watts, but a larger difference in quality and efficiency so purchase one that will power your next upgrade as well. Also look carefully at the listed connectors to make sure you have all of what you need.

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#20
October 11, 2011 at 20:28:21
turns out that all i had to do was clean my fans, lol. thanks for everyone who helped!

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