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Solved Near 100% CPU usage while playing almost every game

September 20, 2016 at 06:35:01
Specs: Windows 7, i3-2250m 2.30GHz/ 4GB RAM
This is my laptop btw, Windows 7, Dell.

When I've played games like Minecraft, League of Legends, Borderlands 2, any steam game really, etc, it goes to 100% usage. This is not because of my laptop or anything, as it was not like that about two months ago, and I know it has nothing to do with the System Idle thing.

Resolution is 1366 x 768, the default one.
Color depth 16 bit
Refresh rate 40hz (same as screen refresh rate)
On maximum Performance

GPU is Intel HD Graphics 3000
CPU is Intel (R) Core (TM) i3-2350M @ 2.30GHz
64-bit OS
Modelf or Dell is n5050.

Any help?

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September 20, 2016 at 07:30:26
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The N5050 is an entry level laptop. It's really not much of a gamer due to the weak graphics, but you can play games as long as you dial back the settings. Running at close to 100% CPU usage during gaming is fairly normal. However, if it wasn't doing that previously, you'll have to determine what changed. Did you add any software that may have installed a startup entry that's constantly running in the background? Did you upgrade the AV program to one that uses a lot of resources? Is it possible that you picked up a virus or malware? Have you run scans?

A couple of programs that are commonly recommended in these forums are AdwCleaner & JRT (junkware removal tool) & . They get what other programs miss.

I also suspect your screen settings are incorrect. Most likely the refresh rate should be 60Hz & the color should be 32-bit (True Color).

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September 20, 2016 at 15:08:11
Copy & Paste the contents of the AdwCleaner & JRT (junkware removal tool) logs in your next reply please.

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