CPU 100% when running games

March 31, 2012 at 15:39:41
Specs: Windows 7, Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) 803 MHZ 4 gig of ram
CPU usage is sitting at 100% whenever I try to run games. I've been trying to figure out why for a while and I'm stumped. My computer was running them fine a few weeks ago but now I can't do anything. I use mcAfee virus protection and Malwarebytes, and I only have this problem when i try to play games.
If you have any ideas on how to fix please help

Thanks, Rennoc


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#1
March 31, 2012 at 16:16:00
You need to post your complete system specs & examples of some of the games that are giving you problems. You do NOT have an 803MHz Opteron. Cool-n-Quiet is doing it's job slowing the CPU speed under light load. And do yourself a favor, dump that piece of crapware known as McAfee.

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#2
March 31, 2012 at 18:04:15
ok here are fall system specs
Model: Ga-ma790x-ud4p
OS: Windows 7
CPU/Ram: 803 MHz / 4094 MB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Sound Card: High Definition Audio Device
games that are giving me problems are from LoL (leage of legends) to Swtor (star wars the old republic.) I was able to run these highest settings no problem before but now lowest settings i cant even move.

Thanks


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#3
March 31, 2012 at 23:11:03
download speedfan and check ur computer temperatures, and download latest nvidia driver.
Go to safe mode and run a full system scan using malwarebytes and delete what it finds

computers are a second home
NVIDIA GeForce
GS_Toxict51


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#4
April 1, 2012 at 03:01:42
Ummm, says you have a 803MHz CPU?? Go to your control panel, open power options and select High Performance. If your CPU is 800Mhz then you maybe set to power saver mode. If not then something has gone terribly wrong.

Also, I agree with riider, get rid of McAfee.


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#5
April 1, 2012 at 07:07:45
if its not set to power saver mode,
do what i told u and check in bios if coolnquiet is active or not, also when u game check if the cpu frequency risesm also when u game go to task manager processes and check if something else is hogging up cpu time
dont forget what i mentioned in response 3

computers are a second home
NVIDIA GeForce
GS_Toxict51


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#6
April 1, 2012 at 08:42:18
Ok i went and checked drivers, all up to date. I turned off power saver mode a while ago to try and fix with no luck. I ran malwarebytes in safe mode and no problems detected and i am currently using speccy to see my temps in comp, here are what there sitting at after comp is on for a while
CPU - 23 *C
Motherboard 39*C
Graphics 47*C
Hard drive 33*C
Is the graphics high? ( it is compared to rest, but is that normal?)

Thanks for all your tips


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#7
April 1, 2012 at 09:06:38
All your temps are fine, including the graphics. You need to get the CPU to run at full speed. You do NOT have an 803MHz CPU. Did you check the power saver mode & Cool-n-Quiet setting like you were asked?

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#8
April 1, 2012 at 10:03:58
I am in high performance and i disabled Cool'n' Quiet (only thing i could do) It was set to auto, that didn't help so i turned it back on

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#9
April 1, 2012 at 15:23:37
Well, if power saver is off and cool n quite is off then somehow the multiplier or the FSB on the mainboard has changed. Try to update your BIOS, and reset all settings in your BIOS.

Download CPU-Z and tell us what it says about your processor.

23 C is really low for an AMD chip, unless you have some good cooling. Or your using your computer in an ice box.

Check to see where your processor is on this list and the BIOS that you need to support it.

http://www.gigabyte.us/support-down...


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