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CPU load

#1MrtyuPosted 2/4/2014 5:28:13 PM
When I go to open Task manager (win 8) my CPU load will display as something between 30-50% for 2-3 seconds and rapidly/suddenly drop to less than 4%, most of it is coming from the task manager as expected but 10-20% of it isn't unless its something further down the list related to task manager? Supposedly there are some malware that cause a strain on the CPU but as soon as you open task manager it will suddenly drop?
#2PsythikPosted 2/4/2014 5:37:31 PM(edited)
That's perfectly normal. Task Manager completely demolishes CPUs for a few seconds while it starts up. It's been like this for years.
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#3Mrtyu(Topic Creator)Posted 2/5/2014 1:32:01 AM
Well I know that, what I'm asking is there a process related to it further down to add the extra 10%? or does it drop so fast that when its displaying CPU load task manager has already dropped below what its displaying?

This is what I mean - http://imgur.com/8GSCFnq
It displays 41% when the CPU load is at 60%
#4DarkZV2BetaPosted 2/5/2014 1:34:01 AM
Some forms of DRM can show this kind of behavior. GameGuard can thrash a CPU to 100% usage, but still show System Idle running 99%.
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#5Mrtyu(Topic Creator)Posted 2/5/2014 9:48:38 AM(edited)
Well I don't have gameguard on are any of the games it comes with, but I use Steam, Origin and play swtor through its own launcher but when I check task manager I'm not doing any of these things.

*also I'm pretty sure its not malware at this stage as I booted it in safe mode and used malwarebytes and still found nothing.
#6fuzzymanPosted 2/5/2014 9:49:06 AM
r u crayzeh
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#7Mrtyu(Topic Creator)Posted 2/5/2014 9:51:11 AM
fuzzyman posted...
r u crayzeh


maybe...
#8DarkZV2BetaPosted 2/5/2014 10:49:32 AM
Check you system idle. If it adds up with your total usage to 100, then there's not likely anything to worry about.
Windows actually does a lot of background fluff until you open task manager or run something as well.
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#9Mrtyu(Topic Creator)Posted 2/5/2014 12:08:44 PM
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Check you system idle. If it adds up with your total usage to 100, then there's not likely anything to worry about.
Windows actually does a lot of background fluff until you open task manager or run something as well.


I know this was a pretty pointless question but thanks for giving me some form of assurance.