Solved Cpu usage spikes on a new pc

January 4, 2016 at 08:37:40
Specs: Windows 10, i5 4460, 8gb ddr3 ram
Ok, i just got a new computer, it has windows 10, i5 4460, 8gb of ddr3 ram, nvidia geforce gtx 745, and 1tb hard drive. My problem is, that im getting sudden cpu spikes when doing normal stuff like browsing the internet, and managing my files, when gaming, that doesnt happen. I've already disabled unnecessary programs on msconfig, and checked what processes are running in the background, and theres nothing really. And i've also uninstalled all the bloatware. Could someone help me, when the spikes come, the cpu usage goes up to 70-100%, and if im listening to music it starts to sound like it's a bad cd that is stuck. The computer is Acer Aspire TC-705, so i don't think it's a problem in the hardware. Please help, the computer cost me over 700 euros. :P

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#1
January 4, 2016 at 08:44:28
1TB is hard drive capacity, not memory.

Did you check to see which process is hogging the CPU? svchost?


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January 4, 2016 at 09:01:26
Well now i got it to be a little better, i ended runtime broker, and svchost, but it still has these sudden spikes, not that high anymore but still around 30-60%

EDIT: i was wrong, it still keeps jumping up to 90%

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#3
January 4, 2016 at 13:02:31
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Install Process Explorer by Microsoft and look at what processes are using all of your CPU power. It shows you more than Task Manager and this should help you pinpoint the offending program or process. You can hover over a system process and see what sub-processes makes up that particular process. You may find that it is a browser add on or a factory installed (or printer software installed) process. When you find it Google it and/or post it here for us to look at to see if it is important or not.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
January 6, 2016 at 07:42:11
This may be a stupid question, but how can i see what process is causing the lag, when the lag just stays for a second or so, is there like a usage history that show what program caused the spike?

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#5
January 6, 2016 at 20:22:48
Watch process explorer for a while, if there is any significant issue, there will be one or more after a while, then investigate that one or wait a while to see if there are more or the same one repeatedly. It is not unusual for all kinds of things to spike often, programs getting updates, Windows updates, antivirus updates, hardware interrupts, flash player filling in an ad picture, browser cookies sending or receiving information, etc. The intent here should be to eliminate all bad ones and manage the rest where possible. In the case of a hogging antivirus program, the only answer is to remove it and replace it with a more efficient one. Managing browser add ons is a way to reduce these as are limiting the number of days cookies and history is kept in your browser, 3 or 4 days I found to be optimal (I tried clearing every time the browser was closed but it is not as convenient and you will loose the option of reopening things if they were closed accidentally, through glitches, or restarts from installs and updates.).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
January 7, 2016 at 08:04:53
well now it seems like the problem is gone, at least it comes very rarely :D thanks for everyone who helped me solve this

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