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Getting high idle CPU usage. :-/

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1 year ago#11
its hardware related.

try unplugging everything. if that doesnt work start reinstalling some drivers.
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1 year ago#12
A possible hardware issue? Oh no.

The main disk on which Windows is installed is running close to 100% for a few minutes after startup, but the idle processor usage continues at around 30~50% till maybe like 20 minutes or so. Then it drops to 1 or 2% and stays that way.
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1 year ago#13
On a side note, what's a good program to check an HDD's overall health?
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1 year ago#14
jelly2008 posted...
A possible hardware issue? Oh no.

The main disk on which Windows is installed is running close to 100% for a few minutes after startup, but the idle processor usage continues at around 30~50% till maybe like 20 minutes or so. Then it drops to 1 or 2% and stays that way.
Then it's not the hard drive. Most likely another piece of hardware.

jelly2008 posted...
On a side note, what's a good program to check an HDD's overall health?
CrystalDiskInfo. Make sure S.M.A.R.T. is enabled in your BIOS (if it has that option) or it won't work too well.
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1 year ago#15
Did a boot scan. Did a MalwareBytes scan. Check the HDD health. No issues there. And mysteriously, it isn't doing the high idle processor usage thing anymore. Wierd. :-/ Will check for signs again tomorrow.
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