Games using too much CPU

July 5, 2016 at 15:56:43
Specs: Windows 7, 3.00 GB(2.00 GB usable)
Ay guys.I'm having a long time problem with my games using too much CPU.So i start up a game(CS:GO,any game)and the game uses maybe like 30-60 CPU-game works fine.Then at a random moment my game start lagging.At that point game is using like 85-100 CPU.Then after some time CPU goes to normal 30-60 as mentoined before.
I play every game on lowest settings because my graphic card is very bad.

-GRAPHIC CARD-ATI Radeon HD 4300-4500 Series

-Processor-AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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#1
July 5, 2016 at 19:59:53
You asked the same question several months ago...you never got it straightened out? Please clarify your specs. Are you asking about a desktop or laptop?

"Radeon HD 4300-4500" - you don't know which one you have? Is it an actual card or is it onboard graphics? As I told you in your other thread, it's not a gaming card, it's a home theater card.

"3.00 GB(2.00 GB usable)" - why is only 2GB usable? That only makes sense if some of the RAM is being set aside for graphics use.

Did you download & run all the software I recommended in the other thread?

http://www.computing.net/answers/cp...


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#2
July 6, 2016 at 09:00:40
Here's a couple more freebies you should run:

AdwCleaner:
https://toolslib.net/downloads/view...
(blue "Download Now" button on right).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Clean" button.

MalwareBytes:
https://www.malwarebytes.org/
(use the "download" button rather than the "buy" button).
Install and Run the program but before running the Scan go to "Settings > Detection and Protection" and put a checkmark in "Scan for rootkits". Quarantine anything it finds.

Copy/Paste their logs on here, together with the one from Junkware Removal Tool which you also should have run (previous post). If you have malware in there you will have problems forever, which could get worse.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
July 6, 2016 at 11:33:34
I downloaded both of these and im running adwcleaner right now.As soon as both of these finish i will let you know.Btw i think that RAM IS set aside for graphics use.

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#4
July 6, 2016 at 12:11:23
Malwarebytes found 2 potentionally unwanted programs,nothing else.

# AdwCleaner v5.201 - Logfile created 06/07/2016 at 20:36:21
# Updated 30/06/2016 by ToolsLib
# Database : 2016-07-06.1 [Server]
# Operating system : Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64)
# Username : laki - LAKI-PC
# Running from : D:\adwcleaner_5.201.exe
# Option : Clean
# Support : https://toolslib.net/forum

***** [ Services ] *****


***** [ Folders ] *****


***** [ Files ] *****


***** [ DLLs ] *****


***** [ WMI ] *****


***** [ Shortcuts ] *****


***** [ Scheduled tasks ] *****


***** [ Registry ] *****


***** [ Web browsers ] *****

[-] [C:\Users\laki\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Secure Preferences] [Startup_URLs] Deleted : hxxp://www.yessearches.com/?mode=nnnb&ptid=wak&uid=D613F7448F1AF23A09A12888359B3335&v=20160301&ts=AHEpBnUkB3UsAU..

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:: "Tracing" keys deleted
:: Winsock settings cleared

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C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C1].txt - [936 bytes] - [06/07/2016 20:36:21]
C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [991 bytes] - [06/07/2016 20:30:24]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C1].txt - [1080 bytes] ##########

Is this the log u wanted?


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#5
July 6, 2016 at 14:26:03
Thanks for logs, they look good. Sorry, I didn't spot that ADWCleaner had been mentioned already on that other thread. What were the names of the potentially unwanted programs that MWB found?

Let us have the make and model number of your computer.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#6
July 7, 2016 at 02:22:07
I dont know why but my computer is not showing the model number and also about MWB i remember only the first one.It was Sims 3 setup.exe;i installed sims 3 maybe 4-5 days ago

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#7
July 7, 2016 at 07:54:03
If you haven't already done so it might be worth checking the temperatures:
http://www.hwinfo.com/

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#8
July 7, 2016 at 13:39:05
I checked the temperature with AMD Vision engine and it is 52 C

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#9
July 22, 2016 at 02:52:33
You can try this program that I use just for that problem, (Passo Lasso Governor) Its a cpu "CPU governor" it rides rough shod on the cpu and its usage of its resources and programs. Here's the link.

("https://bitsum.com/")


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#10
July 22, 2016 at 12:09:59
If CPU usage is low at idle and high while gaming, that is normal. Your CPU idle should be 80% or higher for a manufactured system, 90% or higher if custom or a clean install of Windows.
If not low at idle then get a handle on your programs that start with Windows, that will make the most difference after you are free of malware.
If a desktop, upgrade to a gaming graphics card. What power supply may limit what graphics card you can get so post the exact make and model number.
If your system is 64bit then add more memory, bring it up to at least 4GB or better, 8GB.

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


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#11
August 31, 2016 at 09:21:40
Hey guys.So i cleaned some things from dust and some games were working fine(I didn't have FPS drops and high cpu usage).After maybe 3 days again fps drops and high cpu usage.I checked if there was dust again yesterday but no, also i installed minecraft and i have fps drop even there with Optifine which improves FPS.The only game that works fine is Garry's Mod.I also ran the programs you guys recommeneded but still same.

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#12
August 31, 2016 at 09:25:39
Yes cpu usage is low at idle and high while gaming, but for example minecraft takes 60% CPU.Then suddenly it jumps to about 90% and FPS in game drops to 1 and after about 15 seconds goes back to its normal CPU usage.

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#13
August 31, 2016 at 12:37:59
Do as suggested in response #10, second paragraph. Have a look at what programs start with Windows and see if all of them are necessary. To do this type msconfig in the Run box and hit Enter - uncheck any that are not required. Sometimes there are programs there which could simply be started from a shortcut when needed rather than always running in the background. Google will help you identify what is showing - clearly some will be essential.

Strictly speaking msconfig is for diagnosis purposes but when a program has no inbuilt method to prevent it running on startup then there's no harm unchecking it - 1000s of people do so.

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#14
August 31, 2016 at 19:22:34
I still do not see if this is a desktop or a laptop. If it is a desktop machine then you need a gaming level graphics card. There is nothing wrong with the game using higher CPU, that is how it is able to get you more fps BUT the CPU is taking up some of the slack that the current GPU (graphics) is not able to keep up with. Adding/upgrading your graphics will make the MOST significant difference (improvement) in your gaming and as a side bar will take some of the load off of your CPU as well. You will also get a fair payback by adding more memory, If your system is 32bit then go up to 4GB RAM (a little over 3GB usable) and if it is a 64bit system then get it up to 8GB for better performance.

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


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